When you’re a gun guy with your own machine shop you get to do cool stuff, like modify your Bushmaster M17s. That’s what K&M Aerospace’s owner did. And after the forums got ahold of the custom M17s the inquires started rolling in . . .
The feed back was so positive and the demand so high the boss formed a new company: K&M Arms. Their bullpup greatly resembles the original Bushmaster M17s. Better yet, K&M addressed the issues bedevilling the Bushmaster M17s: feeding issues and double taps.
K&M Arms has been making a version of their M17s in 5.56 for a while now. Their recently released .308 version made its debut at SHOT Show. The K&M Arms M17S308 looks — and feels — like a winner.
The adjustable trigger’s excellent, better than any factory bullpup trigger I’ve shot (including the upgraded Tavor trigger). The M17S308’s finish was flawless, as you’d expect from a firearm produced from an aerospace machine shop.
In fact the rifle feels like a custom built gun. As it should for $1999.