Last week, I went to Micor Defense in Decatur, AL with Charles St.George and other colleagues. We test-fired the updated Leader 50 and looked at the first parts produced for the initial batch of rifles.
We chronographed the gun, tried it with scope and red dot sights. Since the rifle is short and light enough for off-hand firing, a red dot is a good option for CQB use. Shown with lightweight Atlas bipod.
Feedback from the shooter: “Barret kicks like a mule, this gun kicks like a dog.”
Average velocity with M33 ball from the 24″ barrel was right under 2800fps.
The production rifle will look different in minor details, but the design is pretty much finalized. You can pre-order it now for early 2013 delivery.