USAs Knight’s Armament Company PDW

The Knight’s Armament Company 6x35mm PDW is an experimental personal defense weapon designed by KAC, firing a new 6 mm cartridge optimized for short barrel weapons.

As with all personal defense weapons, the KAC PDW is intended to be compact and lightweight (similar to submachine guns), but have a longer useful range (out to the low end of combat rifle ranges, 200-300 m). A PDW would be issued primarily to troops who are not offensive combat infantry, but who might need a highly capable defensive weapon if they were attacked, such as truck drivers, artillery troops, tank crews, aircraft crews, and other support troops. The KAC PDW is 10 inches (25 cm) shorter (19.5″ vs 29.8″ with stocks folded) and 1 or more lb (450 g) lighter (4.5 lb vs 5.5 lb) than the current “light” US Army and Marines weapon, the M4 carbine.

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