Had a good time at the range today with a couple of visitors (Ally from Seattle, Marina from New York), a trio of local Marines (Jerome, Aaron and one of their friends whose name escapes me just now) and Charles St.George with his son Arran. Charles brought three rifles of his design, a Leader 50 bullpup, a Bushmaster M17 and a Leader Dynamics T2 MK5. Using those and suppressed Keltec SU22 and Tactical Solutions .22 upper on an AR15, the Marines instructed my visitors in effective use of rifles.
Although thirty years old, T2 shot well and had minimal felt recoil. Internally, it is simpler by far than AR180 and the design is more robust. Trigger was a bit heavy but very crisp and the sight design ingenious. The only update on it was a Micor 1N9 flash hider, otherwise it was as imported three decades ago.
Although light, the rifle didn’t warm up very much on firing. The handguards are thin enough for comfortable hold and have swells to keep the support hand from shifting. It’s definitely industrial looking. You can tell it’s an older design by the lack of the Picatinny rail and unfenced magazine release (though the button is sufficiently well sprung to avoid accidental mag drops).