Desert Tech: Bullpup Rifles That Defy Bullpup Stereotypes
By Dan Zimmerman
Pullpups don’t always get a lot of love for reasons most people who’ve shot them already know. First and foremost, their triggers are uniformly awful. That’s because of all the linkage required between the trigger itself and the sear that’s located all the way back behind the magazine…which is under your chin.
That magazine placement results in the second biggest gripe pullpup detractors have: slow and awkward magazine changes. Those two factors — not to mention the fact that bullpups are generally heavier — are a lot to overcome, even though the bullpup design has a lot going for it, primarily its wonderfully compact overall length and the resulting excellent maneuverability that gives you.
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