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  • Army seeks gun industry help on M4 carbine in tacit admission of rifle’s flaws

    04/27/2015 1:14:39 PM PDT · by DJ Taylor · 67 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 26, 2015 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Army is asking the gun industry to build new components for its soldiers' primary weapon — the M4 carbine — a move that experts say is a tacit admission that the service has been supplying a flawed rifle that lacks the precision of commercially available guns. At a recent Capitol Hill hearing, an Army general acknowledged that the M4's magazine has been responsible for the gun jamming during firefights. On the federal government's FedBizOpps.gov website, the Army announced a "market survey" for gunmakers to produce a set of enhancements to essentially create a new model — the "M4A1+." It...
  • The Big Lie About Wanat (COP Kahler), Part 1 of 2

    01/07/2015 10:56:35 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 2 replies
    Loose Rounds ^ | 1-2-15 | Shawn
    The Big Lie principle, as elaborated by Hitler and Goebbels, is that if you tell a small lie, you’ll be caught on it, but if you tell a really big, even outrageous whopper, people will tend to believe it. It’s an insight into human psychology which helps explain how those two second-stringers wound up seizing the levers of the most advanced nation in 20th Century Europe and running it into the ground, to the detriment of scores of millions worldwide. But right now, it’s making the rounds in our little world, as hired shills for foreign manufacturers lie about one...
  • Looking Beyond the M4 Carbine

    11/15/2008 8:29:49 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 104 replies · 4,419+ views
    Sigforum ^ | November 15, 2008 | Matthew Cox
    As the Army scales back on its M4 carbine buys, the service’s top official said Thursday it’s time to look for the next carbine soldiers will carry into battle. Secretary of the Army Pete Geren’s comments set the tone for the small arms industry day that drew 19 companies from across the country to Washington, D.C., with the hope of replacing the service’s M4 carbine. “Today is an important step in an effort to ensure that our soldiers always have the best,” Geren said. “Not just the best today, but the best tomorrow.” The Army-sponsored event is the result of...