Bullpup 2016: New Manticore Products

    For several years now Manticore Arms has put on an excellent show and sponsorship of a number of companies and vendors at the annual Bullpup Shoot in northern Illinois. Some of the prominent bullpup rifle companies that were there included JARD Inc, Desert Tech, and Vadum. IWI USA and Steyer weren’t there this year, however they had Class Three FFLs that brought demo guns with them for crowds to line up and shoot.

    Never a company to sit on their previous accomplishments, Manticore had a number of products out this Shoot that TFB was able to get some hands on time with. Probably the most interesting to readers are the Tavor X95 and CZ Evo releases.

    The X95 has an elevated rail system, essentially it is the same as the SAR, but bolted to a differently contoured plate that is mounted into the polymer frame of the rifle and bolted to the metal components above the barrel. DSC02331

    This is their curved buttstock for the X95. Similar to the SAR’s product enhancement, this allows a shooter to get a tighter fit on the rifle, while still keeping it at legal ATF length where the tip of the stock protrudes.

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    For the CZ Evo Manticore brought out their new replacement enlarged charging handle and a telescoping stock. This is one of their best sellers so far.

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    Also their four position Evo telescoping stock as well.

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    Yet to hit the stores but in current prototype form now is their Sig MPX telescoping stock, similar in design to the Evo one but created specifically for the MPX. This is a collaboration with SB Tactical and should be available in October but through SB Tactical.


    They also had their Transformer AK handguards with interchangeable slots for different rails, or coverings.

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    Then this bizarre offering, steel target toy soldiers! $100 for the soldiers, $125 for the vehicles. They appear to be based on World War Two plastic toy soldiers that have been sold in sets for a number of years. What separates the men and the boys is the price of the toys!

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