The M14 service rifle was born from a U.S. government request for an improved version of the M1 rifle, with stringent requirements—select-fire operation, 9-lb. weight, 20-round detachable box magazine and have the ability to fire rifle grenades and mount a bipod. Once trials were completed, adoption of the new U.S. service rifle began in 1957, and through a series of semi-automatic civilian equivalents, the popularity of the M14-pattern rifle has yet to cease. Enter Bula Defense Systems, a forging company with an entire product lineup predicated on the M14. In week’s review, Brian Sheetz uncovers the company’s mirror-image, left-hand-operating, semi-automatic M14LH. The M14LH is through and through a left-hander’s rifle. To learn more, check out this NRA Gun of the Week video.
Manufacturer: Bula Defense Systems
Chambering: 7.62x51 mm
Action Type: gas-piston-operated, semi-automatic center-fire rifle
Receiver: forged steel
Barrel: 19.25”; four-groove, 1:10” RH twist
Magazine: 20-round detachable box
Sights: steel; fully adjustable rear aperture, post front with protective wings
Trigger: 6-lb. pull
Weight: 9 lbs.