|*Leopards use mag-well grip style*|
Norinco copied the M4 style AR even down to the finger rest on the grip, the 5.56mm chambering, and the stepped down barrel, something they do not "need" for the purpose this weapon is being deployed, general SWAT style duties. I also notice they are using their own (rather large) brand of optics, similar to what I have seen used on "Dragunov" marksman rifles. What does it say when they abandon the AK platform for the AR platform when it comes to their Police special ops troops(?). It can't be just for looks... (S9)
images were taken from a Chinese TV program about the Snow Leopard Commando Unit (SLCU, 雪豹突击队) training program. The Snow Leopards are a special police unit officially known as 3rd Group, 13th Detachment, People’s Armed Police Beijing General Corp. ...The Norinco CQ-A, also known as the Norinco CQ 5.56mm Type A, is Norinco’s M4A1 clone....
Story is at TFB, linked HERE