Police & Law Enforcement, Military Arms
The Taurus FAT-556 is a select-fire (automatic) rifle made by Taurus for Brazilian Armed Forces and Police. Semi-automatic version is also developed and named CT-556 for civilian market. The Taurus 5.56x45mm assault rifle sports a fully machined lightweight aircraft-grade aluminium upper receiver - hard-anodized to military specifics - and a fibreglass-reinforced polymer lower receiver featuring steel inserts in stress-prone areas. The gas-operated gun uses a pretty conventional piston and six-lug rotating bolt locking system; the gas regulator being located directly above the barrel. The sidefolding/telescoping buttstock resembles the design that became popular with the Belgian-made FN SCAR rifle. The new Taurus 5.56x45mm rifle is based upon an indirect gas-impingment, short-strike piston-driven system and sports a 16-inches barrel with a birdcage-type flash hider with only five venting holes on the top, which is meant to prevent dust from lifting up from the ground when the gun is fired from prone position (particularly in arid environments) and either blinding the operator or ghosting his/her position to the enemy. It comes without any kind of iron sight, featuring instead a full-lenght top MIL-STD-1913 "Picatinny" rail for aftermarket optical sights, electronic gunsights, or flip-up iron sights. A machined aluminium quad-rail handguard also makes the rifle compatible with a plethora of tactical accessories and with underslung grenade launchers alike.
|Rate of fire:||650 - 800|
|Caliber:||223 Remington (5.56×45mm NATO)|
|Rate of twist:||1 in 7"|
|Overall length:||23.6 - 31.49"|
|Trigger pull:||8.37 lbs.|