Odds are that the only time you have seen this sexy 4 pound aluminum carbine is on Future Weapons. That’s because there have only been about ten of them ever made. The fact that it uses a proprietary 6 x 35 wildcat rounds may be part of the reason it has not really taken off. Nonetheless, everything about this little bullet hose is engineered to the max, and it’s clear that KAC knows how to build the type of weapon system that operators need. From the AR-inspired ergonomics to the AK-inspired rotating bolt and the patented “ball milled” honey-comb fluted barrel, this little gun is simply awesome. Another feature not apparent from an external view of the PDW is the dual short-stroke gas pistons. This unique design allows the weapon to function even if one of the pistons fails . . .
Unfortunately, unless KAC gets a big government order, this weapon will probably never be produced for us lowly civilians. Nonetheless, the KAC rep did tell me that they’d consider production if someone put in an order for a 1000 of them. Fantasies of a 1000-unit TTAG group buy suddenly fluttered through my head, but, alas, I’m sure I would have a better chance of winning the lottery than having that idea ever come to fruition. Sigh.