Monday, August 30, 2010

New QBZ-95G models surfaced

It's still in 5.8mm caliber, but at least now has a thumb operated selector/safety and a set of small accessory mounting rails on the front sight base. Plus gotten rid of that stupid trigger guard forward grip on the original variant. Timothy Yan











7 comments:

Steven said...

I heard the new QBZ-95s will fire the 'Heavy' 5.8x42mm round rather than the older 'light' round. Is this true?

duskylim said...

Hmmm....safety lever on the LEFT hand side, just above the pistol grip, that's awkward because most shooters are right-handed.

I think the safety lever would be better placed on the Right Hand side.

I also feel it would have been better to lengthen the plastic guard over the barrel to cover it's whole length, rather than leaving a section of it exposed.

That would also allow for greater distance between the front and rear sights, making for a narrower sight picture and greater accuracy over open sights.

It would also protect the user from burns from the exposed hot barrel.

They also should have gone whole hog and included a telescoping bolt, allowing them to shorten the rear stock by half and incorporate an additional buffer inside the bolt body.

Lastly, I believe the ideal assault rifle caliber to be around 6.5 mm allowing for sufficient bullet mass and sectional density, along with flat trajectory and sufficient stopping power.

Michael said...

@ duskylim. have you ever fired a rifle before, if your right handed you want your fire selector switch on the left not the right. you want it to be a thumb switch, so you can still have a finger on the trigger. you want it above the pistol grip, you its easier and quicker to access.

Protect user from burns? how can you burn yourself on the barrel your hands are never near the front of the rifle, your barrel is never near your body.

China tried 6mm calibre in their testing and found it the 5.8 performed the best. Judging from your writing I believe you are too brainwashed from discovery channel.

@ steven. i suspect they would, why? cause of an extended barrel and redesigned flash hider.

duskylim said...

Sir,

In college I used to be an armorer for four years at the University of the Philippines.

Our shoulder weapons were M-1 Garands, M-1 Carbines, and M-16 rifles.

I also volunteered for the field artillery and was the assistant gunner on a M-1 105 mm howitzer crew - which meant that I operated the elevation wheel and pulled the firing lanyard on the command to fire.

Among my other duties was loading and preparation of the weapons for trainees for firing practice.

I often did this for several hundred rifles at a time.

I think I have fired as many military weapons as anyone you may know - from rifles and pistos, machine guns, grenade launchers to mortars and artillery - with the ammunition all paid for by the government.

Note that the Armalite uses a pistol grip with the selector lever on the right, while the magazine ejector button is on the left.

The intention of Eugene Stoner was to allow the firer to operate the safety with his thumb, leaving his left hand free to steady the weapon or eject the spent magazine.

Its a pity he didn't listen to your expert advice when he designed the weapon.

wtlh said...
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wtlh said...

@duskylim

"Note that the Armalite uses a pistol grip with the selector lever on the right, while the magazine ejector button is on the left.

The intention of Eugene Stoner was to allow the firer to operate the safety with his thumb, leaving his left hand free to steady the weapon or eject the spent magazine."


The magazine release design on type 95 is same to other rifles before it. It is the same as AK47 design, and with training are as efficient as the NATO one. Certain people in the west complain about its design in most cases are simply not used to it. Chinese soldiers are more used to this design from the beginning, so why change and re-train. The key here is continuity.

There is no significant advantage on having the selector leaver on the right hand side. You can operate both with easy with thumb. The advantage for it to be on the left hand side is that you can see it easier. Plus we have not seen the other side of the rifle yet.


"I also feel it would have been better to lengthen the plastic guard over the barrel to cover it's whole length, rather than leaving a section of it exposed.

That would also allow for greater distance between the front and rear sights, making for a narrower sight picture and greater accuracy over open sights."


If you look at the modifications they did to type 81 coming from type 59, you will see the front sight has been moved backward. This is to allow the firing of rifle grenades. PLA still operate these in large numbers and in someway they are more versatile and cheaper than the under barrel launcher. Apparently this is still one of the key requirements and hence the design.

You DON'T burn your hand on the exposed barrel, because you NEVER touch it, as Michael said.

6:36 AM

Michael said...

@ duskylim. So...M1 is not an assault rifle, you cannot compare the design and fire selector switch to it, and to top it of it didn't utilize the pistol grip. So the selector switch isn't applicable to it. Most rifles originally have thumb fire selector switch on the left, then they catered for it for left shooters and placed it on the right also.

Having the fire select switch on the right would mean taking your finger of the trigger to switch firing modes then placing your finger back on the trigger. Especially switching the saftey off then placing it on the trigger. If its on the left you can engaged thumb switch firing mode while still having finger on trigger. or switch from saftey will your finger is on the trigger at same time ready to go.

firing alot guns so...assault rifle doesn't operate same as machine guns or pistols. you should be aware of that.

what doubts me of you serving in the military is saying burning your hands on the barrel, is gonna be a problem. you never have your hands near the barrel NEVER!