Military Kit – Always Playing Catch-Up

Great article in Marine Corps Times about potential changes including painting rifles (at last), issue of silencers (yes, that was the original name for them), plastic cased ammo, freefloat handguards, upgraded triggers and changing from the old bird cages to newer designers of muzzle compensators.

Given how far the technology has come on the civilian market (i.e. far beyond what any military has these days) it’s really interesting to see all this sort of stuff starting to maybe catch-up in the service post all the gear changes we saw throughout the main campaign in afghan.

Have a read:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/military/tech/2015/09/17/marines-unveil-plan-modernize-their-small-arms-arsenal/72006282/

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