The British L85A2 SA80 is the standard rifle for the British armed forces who have used the SA80 in all conflicts since its debut in the early 1980s, including Northern Ireland, the Gulf War, Bosnia, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan and Iraq. Sometimes British forces have even used this model with fixed bayonets on some occasions in Afghanistan and Iraq. The L85 bb gun is a "bullpup" type of rifle, meaning it is a rifle where its action and magazine are located behind its trigger. The principal advantage of a "bullpup" rifle is that the weapon's length can be significantly shortened without reducing the guns barrel length. This enables a "bullpup" rifle to be operated in close locations and concealed more efficiently than a traditional airsoft gun with a similar barrel length and maintains the advantages of a longer barrel in muzzle velocity and accuracy while lessening the weight of the weapon.