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by78

Brigadier
More images of Norinco's CS/LR36.




 

dankris

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More images of QBZ-95s retrofitted with handguard rails and smart grips. This appears to be an interim solution to quickly upgrade a large number of existing stock.



I'm curious how the troops actually rate the grip bipod. It seems the US marines got issued with a very similar grip bipod for their early LRIP M27s, and if
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suggests anything, they hated it because it's "a little too huge as a grip and too low and too weak as a bipod". Sounds like a good idea on paper that doesn't work in practice.
 

pendragon

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I'm curious how the troops actually rate the grip bipod. It seems the US marines got issued with a very similar grip bipod for their early LRIP M27s, and if
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suggests anything, they hated it because it's "a little too huge as a grip and too low and too weak as a bipod". Sounds like a good idea on paper that doesn't work in practice.
i wonder if the bipod in the front grip is sturdy enough to be used while firing ( for any length of time) or is it just ment to be used to stabelise the gun upon resting it on the ground?
 

dankris

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i wonder if the bipod in the front grip is sturdy enough to be used while firing ( for any length of time) or is it just ment to be used to stabelise the gun upon resting it on the ground?
If it's to be used while firing (like RPK/SAW bipod) I'd guess it won't last. Again, this is coming from a particular US marine vet experience in the video I linked, but he said one of the legs on his 'grip pods' broke within 10 mins on an exercise. That's how bad it was for him.

I won't say Chinese made stuff will break like that, but I won't have high hopes either.

P.s. I just notice in the first picture the trooper is not using the bipod on the 'grip pods'. Maybe they knew it's too low/flimsy and the commander explicitly ordered 'Find some way to not break this thing', so they just didn't use it at all.
 

MwRYum

Major
Is this a plastic furniture retrofit for old QBZ-95 or new build? The gun still has the horrible safety selector of the original QBZ-95...
Aftermarket kit primarily targeting the PAP and Police SWAT market, because that lot has much more discretion in procuring gears, so long as there's budget for it.

PLA, however, have to contend with standard issue or, in the case of SpecOps, small batch trial of aftermarket kits. Besides, with QBZ-191 rolling out as the new standard AR in short term future, there's even less incentive to shop for aftermarket, familiarize with it then not long after, have to familiarize with the new QBZ-191...
 

supersnoop

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Has the CS/LR36 ever been used outside of China? I tried googling it but not much comes up.

I imagine you won't find a whole lot. As the "HK416" to the QQ, it is pretty new. Any military will need quite a bit of time before adoption.
Maybe those Burma militias would get them soon.

Ambidextrous safety, rare for China-made arms I believe.
 

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