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Old 01-11-2015   #1
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Default Gun Trouble: M4 & M16

Ret'd General Scales asks why:
The rifle that today's infantry uses is little changed since the 1960s—and it is badly flawed. Military lives depend on these cheap composites of metal and plastic. So why can't the richest country in the world give its soldiers better ones?

There over a thousand comments since December 2th 2014, so apologies if you've read the article and engaged there!

There two old threads on US military rifles, so maybe the issues have been vented there:

From 2007 Better than M4, but you can’t have it:

From 2008 The Army’s M-4 Carbine: Background and Issues for Congress:

Larger with 80k views is MAJ Ehrhart - Increasing Small Arms Lethality in Afgh.:


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