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U.S. Army Introduces The Enhanced Performance Magazine For The M16 and M14

The U.S. Army announced the launch of its EPM for the M4 and M16 via a TACOM Maintenance Information Message (16-039).  The new magazine moves away from the polymer body and will feature a tan body and blue follower. The … Continue reading

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My next stop at the range was the FNH exhibit; there, I was hoping to get hands on their Military Collectors Series. There are three systems that make up the series: M4, M16 and M249S; all of which are street … Continue reading

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FNH USA has a real treat for the collector of militaria. The company announced its “FN MILITARY COLLECTOR SERIES” which consists of three weapon systems M4, M16 and M249S. The M4 and M16 will enter the market at as M.S.R.P. … Continue reading

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5 Things You Don’t Know: M4 Carbine

Military.com produced an informative video on the M4 covering its development history and revealing tidbits of information that you may not be aware off. It’s a nicely done video. To watch the video, click on the picture above…

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U.S.M.C. Fallback To Metal 5.56 Magazines

Marine Corps Times reported, today, the U.S.M.C. has banned the use of polymer magazines. In a message signed by  Lt. Gen. Richard Mills, the Marine Corps’ deputy commandant for combat development and integration, the order goes into effect immediately. Scuttlebutt about sporadic … Continue reading

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Steyr’s New STM556

By: Sal Palma It appears Steyr Mannlicher has made a conscious course change; abandoning the bullpup track with its new STM556 carbine. I can’t say that I blame them given the irrational phobia surrounding bullpup architectures, like the very fine Israeli … Continue reading

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Something is Fakakta!

SSD reports from the Fort Benning Maneuver Conference that Colt Defense is now building SAWs (M240). On the flip side FNH is building M16s. This is no schmegegge! Check the pictures out!    

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The M4’s Reliability In Question

The M4 carbine traces it origins back to the M16A2 and some of its variants, Colt Defense developed it and has been in production since 1994, and in service since 1997. The M4 is a gas operated, magazine feed selective fire weapon. Its … Continue reading

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Don’t Tell Me There’s Something Wrong with My M4 Carbine…

Like the quests of El Ingenioso Hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha (Don Quixote), the U.S. Army’s Col. Doug Tamilio, PM for Soldier Weapons, moves forward in a quest for the carbine of the future. Much to Col. Tamilio’s credit, he is committed … Continue reading

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