The Type 95 QBZ (Qing Buqiang Zu, English: light rifle family) entered into production in 1995. The Type 97 rifle is the export version of the Type 95. The Type 95 fires the Chinese 5.8 x 42 mm cartridge, whereas the Type 97 is designed for 5.56 x 45 mm NATO-caliber. Both feature a bullpup operation system. The Type 95 is currently in service with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army and other Chinese law enforcement agencies.
Length depends on model: Type 95 - 743 mm Type 97 - 760 mm