Kel-Tec RDB17 Bullpup AEG Rifle (By EMG - Ares - OD Green)
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Looking for a new airsoft rifle that's a little different? Maybe ergonomics is your thing? Check this out...
Brought to the airsoft market by Ares Airsoft and fully licenced by Kel-Tec this is the RDB17 Bullpup AEG Rifle.
This weapon has so many cool features and detailed design points that it's difficult to know where to start! From the steel birdcage flash hider to the rubber plated butt stock, it's clear to see how much thought has been out in to the creation of this weapon.
The flash hider conceals a 14mm CCW male threading, which allows you to swap it out for a suppressor or tracer. The outer barrel has a sleek, matt black finish and runs entirely the same length that the real rifle does. This results in an excellently balanced weapon. The solid and robust handguard has been constructed using high-density fibre-reinforced polymer, making it durable and sturdy. It is also ergonomically shaped and covered in futuristic square checkering.
There are 2 sling points moulded in to the front of the handguard (one on each side), allowing for ambidextrous sling mounting. The underside of the handguard features a standard picatinny rail, allowing you to mount any preferred accessories. You can remove the handguard by removing the steel body pin above the pistol grip. Inside the handguard is where your battery is stored, therefore giving plenty of room for your preferred battery.
The upper receiver features a fully functional mock charging handle which can be swapped to either side (making another ambidextrous feature - also this isn't technically a useable part and is more for aesthetics than function). Along the top is a nice long Picatinny rail allowing you to mount PEQ boxes, magnifiers, tactical weapon lights, and optical sights. The rail is machined from aluminium, with a smooth finish and sturdy construction.
Another ambidextrous feature can be found on the pistol grip, which features an Ambidextrous fire selector with a remarkably short throw, meaning you can flip between fire modes much faster than a standard AR15. The trigger has texturing on the front surface, allowing you to trigger spam the enemy even when wearing gloves. The grip itself has the same squared checkering as you'll find on the handguard (a Kel-tec trademark) and houses the tool to adjust the Hop.
The stock and mag well section of the rifle features a huge 5 sling mounting points - two on each side of the receiver and a 5th on the rear top of the stock. The magazine catch is also ambidextrous and is accessible with a slight rearward movement from a firing grip, allowing fast reloads rivalling the renowned AR15.
On the underside of the stock is the mag well, which houses the rotary hop-up, which is adjusted with the tool stored in the pistol grip as previously mentioned. Behind the mag well is the mock ejection port, which houses the gearbox! At the rear of the rifle is a rubber buttplate which helps ensure your rifle doesn't slip off your shoulder in the midst of battle!
Internally, the RDB features an electronic trigger and MOSFET, which is pre-installed, ensuring you get the most out of your chosen battery. The rate of fire on full auto is exceptional, as is the trigger response on semi-auto. The trigger mechanism itself is unlike any other seen on a bullpup Airsoft rifle, with the usual trigger transfer bar being deleted entirely in favour of an electronic connection to the gearbox. This allows the trigger pull to be light and crisp, meaning double taps are a breeze with the RDB.
Added to this already huge list of features is the quick change spring system, which is accessible by removing the stock. This allows the user to swap the spring depending on what sort of site they are playing, letting you squeeze the last few fps out of the rifle and run your RDB right on site limits. The RDB also comes with two magazines included, one long magazine and one short.
- Steel Reciever
- Fully Ambidextrous
- Very well balanced
- Quick change spring
- Almost points itself
- Takes AR15 and STANAG mags
- Advanced Ergonomics
- 14mm CCW threads
- Rubber buttplate
- High-Grade polymer furniture
- Aluminium top Picatinny rail
- Innovation in the trigger mech
- MOSFET and ETU pre-installed
- Long inner barrel in a short package
- Ample battery space in handguard
- 1 x ARES Keltec RDB Rifle
- 1 x 130rd mid-cap mag
- 1 x 100rd shorty mid-cap mag
- 1 x Barrel cleaning and unjamming rod
- 1 x Loading tool
- 1 x Warranty card