KPOS Scout Kit for reworking Glock 17 / 19 pistols into carbines
The new 2018 of the year was the KPOS Scout kit from the engineers of the Israeli company FAB Defense, which is designed to easily convert globally popular Glock 17 / 19 pistols into a carbine. This kit features an updated hybrid box design that significantly reduced the total weight. weapons after transformation. It is worth noting that the Israeli company FAB Defense is today a world-renowned manufacturer of tuning for small arms, while the company's products can be purchased in the territory of the Russian Federation. So, the KPOS Scout kit for altering Glock pistols into a carbine will cost the Russians 33 150 rubles.
It should be noted that in the West, various models for remaking pistols into carbines were very widespread. And the phrase Pistol to Carbine Conversion Kit was included in the circulation of people who are addicted to or are familiar with modern small arms and the industry, which produces various types of “body kits” for the trunks that are popular all over the world. In the past few years, such kits have become firmly established in the arms fashion, including in Russia. Izhevsk gunsmiths also presented their developments in this area. At the same time, manufacturers of such kits from Israel are currently the most famous and popular. It is on this country's territory that such manufacturers of weapons and tactical accessories as Tactical, CAA, IWI and FAB Defense are located.
Many specialists of the listed companies themselves are former soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces or fighters of special units of the Israeli police with real combat experience. This fact itself allows us to say that these types of body kit for pistols are not intended to demonstrate the owner’s “coolness”. Such devices, designed to rework short-barreled weapons, are quite popular. Thanks to the butt and the increased weight, the toss of the pistol is reduced when firing, the accuracy of firing increases. At the same time, such weapon transformation kits are especially advantageous in cases when there is a need to install a number of additional accessories on the pistol, for example, a collimator sight. Conventional pistols in most cases have extremely limited possibilities for installing additional devices, while a pistol converted into a carbine removes all questions at once due to the possibility of using several Picatinny-type slats.
According to experts, the realities of today force us to reckon more and more with the increased risk of various terrorist attacks. At the same time, the first to be on the site of terrorist attacks, it is necessary to repel the terrorists or try to contain them until reinforcements or special units arrive. At first, ordinary patrol police officers or security officers and security guards are usually the best at the scene. Usually they are armed exclusively with pistols and revolvers, such weapons do not give the defenders almost any chance against criminals who will be armed with long-barreled automatic weapons.
Most likely, and this was the reason that in the past few years, gunsmiths in many countries have again turned to the rather old idea of equipping pistols with a rifle butt and forehead, offering their own conversion kits, transforming pistols into carbines. In addition to the lodge, which provides the arrow stability and more reliable holding of the pistol when firing, such kits increase the length of the aiming line and allow you to install various types of body kit from collimator sights to tactical lights and designators in various combinations.
Ordinary pistols, which are represented on the international market today, because of their overall limitations on the installation of mounting strips and the presence of a movable casing-shutter do not have such freedom to install a body kit. In this case, an already prepared pistol-carbine can be easily carried on a belt and the weapon will be constantly ready for use. Of great importance is the fact that such kits for rework do not fall under the restrictions of the weapons legislation of many countries and are not themselves a weapon from a legal point of view.
The fact that such kits are so popular precisely in Israel, which every day faces terrorist threats, is not at all accidental. After the production of the famous Uzi submachine gun, which was specially created for security services and security agencies, which had an acute need for compact small arms with high magazine capacity, was removed from production in 1993, some vacuum appeared in this area. It was this vacant niche that the Israeli manufacturers tried to fill with the help of a variety of kits for the conversion of pistols into carbines, including representatives of FAB Defense.
FAB Defense's formerly similar kit, called KPOS G2, was designed to rework the Glock, Jericho 941, FN 5.7, SIG 226 and 2022, CZ Duty, Springfield XD and Beretta XP4 pistols and had a body that was completely milled from the workpiece, made of aluminum alloy 6061 T6. The new kit called KPOS Scout, which appeared in the line of the Israeli company in 2018, will be the basis for a whole family of conversion kits. Unlike all previous FAB Defense models, it received a hybrid hull design that combines the top aluminum rail of the same alloy 6061 T6 (similar to the domestic alloy ADHNNXX) and the lightweight lower part of an impact-resistant composite material reinforced. Such an engineering solution made it possible to create a fairly compact and lightweight pistol-carbine system while maintaining the high strength of the product. Compared to the previous conversion kits, the weight was reduced by almost 33 grams, that is, approximately 300 percent. Favorably, this is reflected in the cost of the kit itself.
A new kit for transforming a pistol into a KPOS Scout carbine (“Scout” - a good name for a lightweight and compact model) received a folding L-shaped shoulder rest with a rubberized butt and a T-shaped reloading handle in the style of M4 rifles (two-sided) and a folding front handle. The Picatinny rail was integrated with the upper part of the body for the entire length of the kit, a short rail was installed on the lower part, two more side guides with integrated thumb stops were made removable. In this case, the pistol fixing mechanism in the created device has only one button, which provides not only easy and fast, but also reliable fixation of the pistol. Installing a gun in KPOS Scout takes literally five seconds. Available for purchase models in the following colors: black, olive, sand and gray.
Features of the KPOS Scout Kit:
- this kit for Glock 17 and 19 pistols differs in small dimensions and weight, which are important qualities when worn and transported;
- ease of installation without the use of special tools, revision and modification of the weapon or the product itself. The mechanism of fixing the gun is represented by just one button for quick assembly / disassembly of the kit. After removing the gun does not acquire any changes, it can be worn again in a holster;
- the reloading handle was modeled on the popular AR-class rifles and allows you to charge the gun with any hand, it is also equipped with a safety stop;
- the delivery set includes an additional body kit from FAB Defense: folding FGGK-S tactical fire control knob, SLS swivel, Bunge single-point belt, folding RBS and FBS mechanical sight and front sight pads, carrying bag;
- the compact folding butt of a streamlined shape does not cling to clothes, and the rubber butt pad guarantees usability;
- the cost of the kit is less than that of analogs made entirely of metal.
Tactical and technical characteristics of KPOS Scout (according to FAB Defense):
Mass - 720
Length - 542 or 326 mm (with folded butt).
Height - 170 mm.
Width - 60 or 73 mm (with folded butt).
Compatibility - Glock 17 and 19 pistols without any modifications.
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