China develops another Cornershot clone

    The Cornershot, a device that allows users to shoot pistols around corners while behind cover, was developed by Lt. Col. Amos Golan of the IDF in the early 2000s and has since become one of the worlds most copied weapon systems. Pakistan, Iran, South Korea and China all market copies of the original. China originally developed two system, the high-tech camera-equipped HD66 and the low-tech CF06. Photos have surfaced of yet another Chinese-made Cornershot clone.

    The new system, name unknown, is simple, low-tech and lightweight. Like the CF06 it utilizes a Norinco QSZ-92 (5.8x21mm or 9x19mm) pistol. A top mounted scope, possible recticle-less and low-powered, is connected to a forward scope or red dot sight. A rotatable mirror system connects the two scopes and allows the pistol to rotate independently of the main scope. The foregrip can be twisted to rotate the pistol. Pins can be removed to detach the scope mount and butt stock, allowing for easy transportation.

    Unlike the other Cornershot clones, this weapon could be produced cheaply. It should be relatively simple to develop an export version for the Glock or S&W M&P pistols that would be popular with law enforcement departments worldwide who cannot afford the expensive original and clones.

    [ Many thanks to Max Popenker for providing information. ]

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!