Army service rifles getting big upgrades
from Stars and Stripes via Military.com
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.
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