Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Look At The New M4A1 Carbine

Army Service Rifles Getting Significant Upgrades -- Stars And Stripes

BAMBERG, Germany — Calling it “the biggest overhaul of service rifles in nearly 50 years,” the Army soon will send soldiers to Afghanistan with new M4A1 carbines.

Upgrades to the M4 include a more resilient barrel, ambidextrous controls and a full-automatic setting. Add better ammunition, and soldiers will have a more lethal weapon to fight insurgents, according to Program Executive Office Soldier, which introduced the improvements.

The new carbines are expected to be integrated into the force starting next year.

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My Comment: This is long overdue, and I am sure that many are looking forward to these new weapons.

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