It's a beautiful bullpup design. It's very well engineered. This rifle serves with Elite Chinese Units including the Legendary Snow Wolf Units. This is one of a Family System Series of related rifles, each designed specifically to do a certain type of job and work with other rifles in the same family. While family systems of rifles are not really such a new idea, they are coming into their own today where different rifles for different jobs need compatibility and interchangeable parts and the ability to serve soldiers with different types of training working together to do complex and difficult jobs. The People's Republic of China has done an outstanding job with this idea as demonstrated by the QBZ Family System of Rifles, Bullpups, Battle Rifles, Light Battle Rifles, Light Support Machine Guns and even side arms and a PDW is in the works.
These specs are reliable, for a change from Wikipedia as they check out in other sources as well.
Here are the specs:
Type Assault rifle
Place of origin People's Republic of China
In service 1997-Present
Used by See Users
Wars Sri Lankan Civil War
2008 Cambodian-Thai stand-off
Manufacturer China North Industries Corporation
and China South
Variants QBZ-95B Carbine,
QBZ-97 5.56 mm Rifle,
QBZ-97A 5.56 mm Rifle,
QBB-97 LSW 5.56 mm Rifle,
QBZ-97B 5.56 mm Carbine
Weight 2.9 kg (6.4 lb) (QBZ-95B Carbine)
3.25 kg (7.2 lb) (QBZ-95 Rifle)
3.35 kg (7.4 lb) (QBZ-97 Export)
3.9 kg (8.6 lb) (QBB-95 LSW)
Length 609 mm (24 in) (QBZ-95B Carbine)
745 mm (29.3 in) (QBZ-95 Rifle)
758 mm (29.8 in) (QBZ-97 and QBZ-97A)
840 mm (33.1 in) (QBB-95 LSW)
Barrel length 369 mm (14.5 in) (QBZ-95B Carbine)
463 mm (18.2 in) (QBZ-95 Rifle)
490 mm (19.3 in) (QBZ-97 and QBZ-97A)
600 mm (23.6 in) (QBB-95 LSW)
Cartridge 5.8x42mm DBP87 (QBZ-95),
5.56x45mm NATO (QBZ-97)
Action Gas-Operated, Rotating bolt
Rate of fire ~650 rounds/min (QBZ-95)
~800 rounds/min (QBZ-95B Carbine)
Muzzle velocity QBZ-95 - 930 m/s (3,050 ft/s), QBB-95 - 970 m/s (3181 ft/s), QBZ-95B - 790 m/s (2581 ft/s)
Effective range rifle - 400m point target, 600m area target
LSW - 600m point target, 800m area target
Carbine - 300m point target, 500m area target
Feed system 30-round box magazine
Sights hooded post front sight and aperture rear sight
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* People's Republic of China: People's Liberation Army.
* Cambodia: 911 Para-Commando Special Forces (the QBZ-97, QBZ-97A, QBZ-97B, and QBB-97 LSW).
* Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Air Force, Special Task Force.
* Myanmar: QBZ-95 or possibly QBZ-97[clarification needed][verification needed]
 See also
* Assault Rifle
* People's Liberation Army
* Royal Cambodian Army
* Norinco Type 86S
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 External links
* Gun World
* China Defense.com - The Type 97 5.56 mm Assault Rifle
* Modern Firearms - QBZ-95/Type 95 Assault Rifle
* Norinco QBZ-95
* Chinese Media discussing the Type 95 rifle
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