New to the U.S. From Tactical Imports: GM6 LYNX .50 Caliber Bullpup Rifle [VIDEO]

Tactical Imports GM6 LYNX

So you’ve bought the new FK 7.5 Field Pistol. Your 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS has been serviced. You still have $11,999 burning a hole in your pocket and don’t know how to spend it. The new-to-the-U.S. Tactical Imports GM6 Lynx is for you! The Hungarian-made, 25-pound, semi-automatic bullpup rifle is chambered in .50 BMG. How short is it? . . .

The GM6 Lynx is only 44.3” long even with its 28.7” barrel. “Due to the bullpup configuration, most of the weight is re-distributed to the rear of the rifle allowing for the possibility of off hand firing,” the company’s website kinda promises. “This is near impossible with most other .50 BMG rifles.”


Don’t forget to pick up a spare five-round magazine — for just $375 USD. The gun ships inside a proper Pelican case with cut inserts. So there is that.

The GM6 can be transported with the barrel and bolt locked to the rear which makes it even more compact. The barrel is released by pressing a button at the front of the barrel jacket. Careful! It will also load the rifle if a loaded magazine is inserted.

The company claims the long recoil system can achieve sub-MOA groups with its match grade Lothar Walther barrel. With .50 BMG, but likely not off hand.

Tactical Imports of Canada will now ship one to your FFL. Well, after a six-month special order wait. Check out their website here. Don’t have the full $11,999 on you? Don’t worry, they offer layaway. Seriously.

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  1. avatar DrewR says:

    It’s neat, but I take issue with this line:

    “Due to the bullpup configuration, most of the weight is re-distributed to the rear of the rifle allowing for the possibility of off hand firing,” the company’s website kinda promises. “This is near impossible with most other .50 BMG rifles.”

    Jerry Miculek did it at over 60.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      A Titan missile is a man portable shoulder fired weapon to Jerry.

      1. avatar Jeremy S. says:

        Yeah, let’s not compare things Jerry can do with things humans can do.

        😉

        1. avatar TexTed says:

          You say that offhand, but — it’s true. Jerry was tested by “Stan Lee’s SuperHumans” TV show and found to be a genuine superhuman, someone capable of things that normal human beings are not.

        2. avatar Ansel Hazen says:

          @TexTed

          None of us are surprised.

    2. avatar John Fritz HMFIC says:

      …“This is near impossible with most other .50 BMG rifles.”

      Thanks for the qualifier ‘near’. Love, Jerry.

  2. avatar jwm says:

    My only experience with .50 is Saint John The Brownings neat little belt fed device, the m2.

    Wouldn’t the bullpup, another design type I have no real experience with, put the muzzle and muzzle brake closer to your face? With a .50 bmg round?

    And, oh, yes. Eek! 12 grand! Are you fucking kidding me?

    1. avatar Jeremy S. says:

      Shooting the bullpup Desert Tech HTI in .50 BMG was quite the experience. I think the first paragraph of the review describes it fairly well, if I do say so myself: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2016/10/jeremy-s/gun-review-desert-tech-hti

    2. avatar B-Rad says:

      Isn’t that Canadian dollars, so its $124.50 in US real dollars. America’s hat money really isn’t money, its just play stripper money for Michigan teens to make rain*.

      *referring to the tradition of Michigander boys to cross the Ambassador to Windsor and frequent the shows. I am a gentleman, so would never have participated, any of those times, anyone who says different, is a liar.

  3. avatar Bob says:

    Very ….. Brickish…

    Looks like they ran with a design from the 80’s

    $12k, not today, maybe with a little more design.

  4. avatar Curtis in IL says:

    “… sub-MOA groups with its match grade Lothar Walther barrel. With .50 BMG, but likely not off hand.”

    Sub-MOA groups not likely off hand, unless you’re Jerry Miculek. He would put all the bullets in the same hole.

    Yeah, that’s 230+ grains of powder cooking a few inches from your face. I think I’ll just sit back and watch someone else shoot it.

    1. avatar ColdNorth says:

      It should be alright- I haven’t heard of any concerns by the owners up here. Also, it must be a safe design for ordinary people, because it is non-restricted and therefore can be carried out in the wilderness. This is unlike the dangerous and deadly .22 short revolver, which is so dangerous and deadly that it can only be shot at a range in Canada, or with a coveted ATC.

    2. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

      You and I both.

      I’ve been on firing lines where multiple .50’s were being fired – eg, at the Fifty Cal group’s matches at the Washoe County range, north of Reno.

      The shock wave going through my guts standing well behind the firing line was enough to convince me that I’d like those muzzle brakes to be somewhere far ahead of me…

    3. avatar 16V says:

      The comments about proximity to the chamber in bullpups is always amusing.

      What do you do with your current guns, fire them from the hip? Is the bolt not generally in line to (at least) take a good chunk of your face/skull? Do you really believe that if your chamber does frag, that somehow 2-4 extra inches is gonna really save you?

  5. avatar ColdNorth says:

    I just checked out the Tactical Imports website, and I see good news- the Type 81s are back in stock. Unfortunately I don’t think they fall under sporting purposes, so they may be a bit harder to import for an American gun owner. On the other hand, you can just buy an AK, unlike us folks up north.

  6. avatar Rusty Chains says:

    I guess anyone who can drop 12k on a single rifle can afford the cartridges, but I will pass.

    1. avatar 16V says:

      You do realize what a fully transferable auto-gun goes for these days, no?

      $12K isn’t currently available in my just-for-shits-and-giggles budget right now, but it really isn’t much in the realm of interesting rifles.

      Just sayin’…

  7. avatar TruthTellers says:

    Why would anyone buy this over an M82 Barrett?

    I’m not much interested in a .50 BMG rifle, if I was, it would be one of those $1500 uppers that turn an AR in a single shot bolt action.

    1. avatar bfitts says:

      You can get it for $719 now. Just fyi.

      1. avatar TruthTellers says:

        Say what now?

        Where for 719?

  8. avatar Joe_thousandaire says:

    Think I’ll wait for the SBR version.

    1. avatar Billy O'Connor says:

      It’s an anti-materiel rifle AND a blow dryer!

  9. avatar Aaron M. Walker says:

    Awesome! Just what someone needs to become a Crypto- Zoological Hunter! For the great unknown legends! Especially if your hunting Bigfoot, the Loch Ness monsters of the USA, The Rake, The NJ Devil —“which I believe is just an all encompassing term for Law Enforcement and Politicians within that area…” Swamp monsters, Dogman and Aliens! Perfect! Now what rounds would someone recommend for the safari ! lol !

  10. avatar Ian says:

    I didn’t realize this was a real gun. I thought it was just vaporware from CoD.

  11. avatar Chris says:

    There were recent news stories about the manufacturer going under. Not Tactical Imports but I believe Sero. Last 2 weeks or so. I’ve been saving for this gun for some time and was disappointed to read that.

  12. avatar Gregory Mack says:

    Take my damn money!!

  13. avatar barnbwt says:

    Wow, price was 25000$ for these last I knew. Considering a Barret semi is about 10k$ the GM6 isn’t that bad (newer design, imported, possibly nicer)

  14. avatar Bryan Snyder says:

    Website says they currently start at $15k…is that Canadian?

  15. avatar carlson1038 says:

    You laugh about this now. These things will be really popular when some idiot manages to clone dinosaurs and then lets them out.

  16. avatar little horn says:

    just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should. just when you think nothing can be uglier than TTAG’s last new gun article, there’s another.

  17. avatar Chadd says:

    Is it available for civilians

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