PLA next generation QBZ-191 assault rifle
QBZ = The rifle’s designation “QBZ” stands for “light weapon (Qīng Wŭqì) – rifle (Bùqiāng) – automatic (Zìdòng)”, in keeping with the coding standards of the Chinese defense industry.
191 = 19 means 2019 (the digits denote the year of development, in this case, 2019), 1 mean model 1 (there maybe model 2, 3 etc.)
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QBZ-191 assault rifle
The current used QBZ-95’s bullpup layout
The “unofficial” name of the new QBZ-191 comes from the Chinese “Qīngwǔqì Bùqiāng Zìdòng” — literally meaning “light weapon, rifle, automatic.
The “unofficial” name of the new QBZ-191 comes from the Chinese “Qīngwǔqì Bùqiāng Zìdòng” — literally meaning “light weapon, rifle, automatic” — while the digits denote the year of development, in this case, 2019.
It isn’t so clear however where the extra “1” comes from except that this may denote the first model of the new weapon.
According to sources, the new rifle is a gas-operated short-stroke pistol assault rifle, and is chambered in the standard 5.8x42mm caliber, but it utilizes a new type of round that has been designed to perform better, the report said.
In its carbine configuration it has an effective range of 300 meters, while the infantry assault rifle version is effective to 400 meters. Both have a rate of fire of 750 rounds per minute (rpm).
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