Umlaut Industries was nice enough to bring along his fully automatic Beowulf AR for us to play around with recently. Overall the gun was problem-free. On full auto it is a bit challenging to keep on target but running a fully automatic .50 caliber AR is the most fun I’ve had shooting any weapon system.
The KSG has been ridiculed repeatedly since the first shipment went out. There were claims of feed issues, jamming and regular malfunctions. Looking at these claims, I will be the first to say that most come from sources that need to try harder, train harder and understand that it does not operate like every other gun, but we will get back to that in a bit.
So the idea of a survival rifle is somewhat misunderstood in most reviews, you are not going to fend off a bear or save the world with a .22. However, if you’re on a canoe trip and your means of transportation is suddenly compromised, you’d probably want the AR-7 in your pack.