The Invasion of Klendathu is Coming Closer to Reality! Would you like to Know More?
Words By: Wally F. Photos By: Various Internet Sources
……….Ahead of SHOT Show IWI has started dropping information on their foray into shotgun territory with the TS12. And it’s looking like they’re going with a beefy bullpup design bordering on science fiction of the Robert A. Heinlein kind. You know what, it’s not bad at all. How else are you going to avenge the destruction of Buenos Aires?
It is a .223 bullpup with a 19” barrel that uses a short stroke gas piston and a rotating bolt, along with a reciprocating charging handle. At its core, the Type 97 is a civilian version of the Chinese QBZ-95 rifle; standard issue to the Peoples Liberation Army.
With a retail price just under a $1000, the T97 is the robust, capable black-rifle that any Canadian can afford to own and shoot, despite our flawed firearms legislation.
This is the latest version, imported by North Sylva as the T97NSR, manufactured by EMI (aka Norinco) in the People’s Republic of China.
I’ve used a lot of different powered optics, and spent some serious time with different low-power tactical-focused scopes. When Vortex announced the Razor HD Gen II 1-6x rifle-scope using Jerry Miculek’s JM-1 reticle, I was very interested. Having loved the Viper PST 1-4 scope on my Tavor, I was excited by the chance to upgrade my glass and power.