For 2012, Kel-Tec will release a 24-inch Sporter version of its RFB, which stands for Rifle, Forward-ejecting, Bullpup. While the Sporter will likely find a niche among hunters or long-range target shooters, an 18-inch version shouldn't be overlooked for police work.

For the past three years, the company has been offering the 18-inch barrel version. This RFB is well suited to undercover work or other law enforcement missions that call for a compact weapon that delivers .308 knock-down power.

This fully ambidextrous rifle, which is chambered in 7.62x51, measures just 26.1 inches. It offers less weight in front than a typical AR-type rifle and would give officers quicker target acquisition, Kel-Tec rep Chad Enos tells POLICE Magazine.

"If they have to fire from a vehicle, the barrel extracts casings from the front of the gun, so you don't have rounds in the vehicle," Enos said at Kel-Tec's SHOT Show booth.

As Enos explains, the ejector port is a small hole at the front of the rifle that kicks casings forward (watch Enos disassemble the gun in the above video).

The rifle requires metric FAL magazines offered in 20- and 30-round capacity. It's available in three finishes—black, Coyote tan, and OD Green.

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As the POLICE Web editor, Paul Clinton contributes posts about patrol cars, motorcycles, and other police vehicles. He previously wrote about automotive electronics as managing editor of Mobile Electronics. Prior to that, he was an award-winning newspaper reporter.

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As the POLICE Web editor, Paul Clinton contributes posts about patrol cars, motorcycles, and other police vehicles. He previously wrote about automotive electronics as managing editor of Mobile Electronics. Prior to that, he was an award-winning newspaper reporter.

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