From South Africa comes the iKUNZI PAW 20.  The semiauto Personal Area Weapon fires 20mm x 42B ammunition from a Four round box magazine at a range out to 1000m. It’s no lightweight, coming in at 6.8kg.

The pistol grip and trigger mechanism are interestingly offset to the shooter’s right.

As you can see, it features a Picatinny rail and is used in conjunction with a red dot sight. Currently, there are practice, HEI and SAPHEI rounds. The latter have direct action fuzes with muzzle and range safety features, filled with Hexal P30 for blast and incendiary effects during detonation.


27 Responses to “I’m DSEI – iNKUNZI PAW”

  1. Philip says:

    Looks like a prototype to the XM29 prototype. It seems the concept is similar.

  2. JoshR. says:

    I thought the 70’s/80’s and the time of ridiculous gun design was over!

  3. Tungsten says:

    Its not heavier than an empty M249 but it sure adds a lot of firepower to a squad. Might want to change optics to reach out to a 1000m though.

  4. Haji says:

    Is that right handed only?

  5. Riceball says:

    When are they going to import these to the US and will they be CA legal? 😀

  6. Vince says:

    This was used in “Chappie” to take out the unmanned big walking mech. I was wondering what it was.

  7. Big Juju says:

    Also used in the film “District 9” from the same director who grew up in South Africa.

  8. Sommerbiwak says:

    combined with the scope with integrated laser range finder from the next blog entry would be all kinds of awesome. OICW-ish and actually working. 😀

  9. bulldog76 says:

    ah south africa you and your weird but cool weapon systems lol

  10. Because Second Amendment! Hells yeah.

  11. mark says:

    Very, very interesting platform. I’m curious how it compares to the Chinese QLB-06, which is another high velocity grenade rifle:

  12. SGT Rock says:

    Good to see that the S. African defense firms are still producing interesting weaponry.

  13. Burdy says:

    I don’t see a “red dot sight”, Soldier Systems. I only see a holographic one.

    • SSD says:

      It’s got a pic rail. Btw, that red dot vs holo sight is a marketing gimmick.

      • burdy says:

        SSD, I would have to strongly disagree. Considering the fact that a holographic sight’s reticle size does not get larger under magnification like all red dots, I would say it is hardly a gimmick. While I am sure you are much better shot than I am, I don’t know many who would choose to lose precision under magnification. A 2 MOA “red dot” reticle combined with a 3 power magnifier becomes 6 MOA. Holography does not work like this. Your 1 MOA aiming point on your EOTech stays 1 MOA regardless of magnification power. That is a significant precision advantage downrange.

        • SSD says:

          That red dot on your holosight won’t do you much good when it cuts out on you.

          • burdy says:

            Irrelevant to the debate.

            • SSD says:

              Not really, because a customer will most likely put a different sight on the thing than the one there. The manufacturer intends for it to be used with a red dot-style sight and regardless of your affinity for exact nomenclature, and much to the chagrin of the L3 Warrior marketing team, the sight shown is commonly thrown into the RDS category of sights.

              In the end, your “debate” has nothing to do with the weapon. If you’d like to wrote a story about your devotion to the EO Tech I would be more than happy to host it. That particular sight seems to evoke similar responses to weapon lube from the peanut gallery.

  14. Burdy says:

    It is commonly thrown in the category of RDS sights by those that are uniformed of the differences. I never attempted to argue the pro’s and con’s of each technology. I simply stated one major difference that separates the the two technologies, that you may or may not have known. I find it hard to believe that anyone who was aware of the difference in the two technologies, especially through magnification, would argue that holo vs RDS was a marketing gimmick. Just as I suspect RDS manufactures would like their technology separated from holography due to the large differences in battery life.

    You are the one debating RDS vs Holographic from a preference standpoint, I am not. I am simply pointing out the technologies are not the same. Even your favorite RDS manufacture would likely agree with that statement.

    Given your typical persistence to find and report “exact nomenclature”, I thought this might be useful information for the future. It won’t happen again.

  15. Seryoga says:

    Wtf! How it happened that neopup paw-20 with 6 round drum magazine (+1 in the chamber) turned into inkunzi paw-20 with 4 round box magazine which proved inferior to the drum magazine for the weapon as numerous tests showed before (HP noticeably improved with the drum magazine). All in all watch Chappie for the original