[SHOT 2016] Kinetic Research Group

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I stopped by Kinetic Research Group’s boot today to see what was new with their chassis systems.  New for 2016 is the Whiskey-3 Gen 5, and X-Ray Gen 2.  The Whiskey-3 now features a polymer fore-end with M-Lok slots and a built-in barrier stop, and is a 1/2lb lighter than the previous iteration.   The cheekpiece on all the chassis now has increased fore and aft travel, and the buttpad on the Whiskey-3 and X-Ray now has tool-less adjustment via a wheel.  The Whiskey-3’s buttstock is adjustable for height and 15 degrees of cant in either direction.  The triggerguard on the Whiskey-3 is now made of polymer rather than aluminum.

the new wheel allows for tool-less adjustment of the buttpad

the new wheel allows for tool-less adjustment of the buttpad

a closer look at the new polymer fore-end with barrier stop

a closer look at the new polymer fore-end with barrier stop

For CZ fans, the new 180-XRAY chassis fits the CZ-455.  At $599 the 180-series is not only competitively priced, but is a very feature-rich option.

180-Xray for the CZ-455

180-Xray for the CZ-455

Justin of KRG was also nice enough to show me a firing prototype of his continuation of the true Massoud legacy.  I am very excited to learn more about this rifle’s development in the future, and I know TFB’s own Nathaniel F. is much more well versed on its history than I.

What a certain other rifle should have been....

What a certain other rifle should have been….

a closer look at the adjustable folding buttstock of the FOX-42, as the project is called

a closer look at the adjustable folding buttstock of the FOX-42, as the project is called

 

Thanks to Justin Juarez and KRG for their time!



Rusty S.

Having always had a passion for firearms, Rusty S. has had experience in gunsmithing, firearms retail, hunting, competitive shooting, range construction, as an IDPA certified range safety officer and a certified instructor. He has received military, law enforcement, and private training in the use of firearms. He is fortunate enough to have access to class 3 weaponry as well.


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  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Why is there a rail on the stock?

    • Roy

      For a monopod attachment.

    • Tahoe

      On the airsoft version it will be to mount a light. So the airsofter is properly illuminated when taking selfies.

      But yeah, on the real thing it’s for a monopod – gives a more solid platform than using a bag, if not as flexible in changing position/POA.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Id mount one of those revolver shotguns on it facing backward to perforate anyone trying to sneak up on me.

  • Kevin Harron

    Mmmm. Massoud.