S&T Motiv Shows Off K2C1 Improved Daewoo Rifle at KDECIF 2016

    S&T Motiv, the successor to Korean defense company Daewoo Precision Industries, was showing off a new variant of their K2 rifle that equips the Republic of Korea Armed Forces, alongside the M16A1 which remains in use with second-line units. The new rifle is called the K2C1, and features a new quad accessory rail replacing the previous plastic handguard, full-length 1913 Picatinny optics rail, and AR-15-style six position collapsing butt, which also folds. The new rifle will come in two variants, short and long barreled, with 305mm (12″) and 465mm (18.3″) barrels.

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    The new K2A1, long-barreled variant. Image source: milidom.net

     

    The spec sheet of the rifle reads:

    K2C1

    Caliber: 5.56x45mm

    Ammunition: K100/K101/M193/M196/M855/SS109

    Weight (w/o magazine): 3.68 kg

    Operating System: Gas Operated

    Length:         K2C1 | K2C1 (short barrel)

    Overall:  1,014 mm | 854 mm

    Retracted: 940 mm | 780 mm

    Folded:     730 mm | 570 mm

    Barrel Rifling

    Number of Grooves: 6

    Twist of Rifling: Right Hand

    Pitch of Rifling: 185.4 mm (7.3″)

    Muzzle velocity: 960 m/s (M193), 920 m/s (K100)

    Rate of Fire: 700 ~ 900 rds/min

    Effective Range: 500 m (K100)

    Modes of Fire: Semi, Auto, Burst (3rds)

    Magazine Capacity: 20 rds, 30 rds

     

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    Previously, a variant of the K2 had been shown with a new rail and handguard, but the new K2C1 is distinct; gone is the integral rear sight mount, in favor of rail-mounted BUIS. The K2C1 can also mount a grenade launcher just by removing the lower handguard, unlike the K2, which required complete removal of the handguard.

    Nathaniel F

    Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. He can be reached via email at [email protected]


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