Like bullpups? I do, but I can never seem to find one for less than twice the price of a similar-quality conventional gun. Drop-in bullpup stocks for 10/.22s and Mossberg 500s don’t count, and kludged AK bullpups just give me the creeps. Desert Tech (formerly Desert Tactical Arms) is jumping on the bullpup bandwagon with their way-brand-new Micro Dynamic Rifle, which offers more than just a trim and trigger-forward design. It features a modular design which lets the user switch between five calibers. Without tools . . .
Judging by the lack of curvature in that magazine, at least one of the calibers is shaped a lot like the .308/7.62×51 NATO. Desert Tech hasn’t actually released the full specs yet (wait ’till next week) so this is just an educated guess, however.
And the price? Even Kel-Tec bullpups are expensive, but Desert Tech sells rifles in the “you want how much?” price range. For shooters like me who are looking for a gun to undercut the price of an IWI Tavor, I doubt the MDR is going to be much help. But for the lucky few who can afford it, this new rifle might bring some big-bore punch to the high-end bullpup market.
Isn’t it a bit odd to call a .308 a ‘Micro’ anything?