The lore filtered down from American ground forces in Vietnam—and later from those in Iraq, Afghanistan and other conflicts—was that the M16 and its related M4 platform worked well when they worked, but sometimes failed spectacularly under various combinations of dust, dirt and heat.
This is in addition to their original contract to manufacture 5.56 NATO, 7.62 NATO and .50 BMG cartridges.
The U.S. Army has awarded FN America with a contract for M240L machine guns and receivers.
The U.S. Army has awarded a firm-fixed-price contract to FN America to supply the U.S. Army with M240 series machine gun variants and spare receivers.
First lieutenants Vince Paikowski and Alastair Keys, from the 75th Ranger Regiment, received the U.S. Army Best Ranger Competition M17 Trophy Pistols created by SIG Sauer for winning the 2021 Best Ranger Competition this month.
Caleb Giddings takes Colt's new Python through the 2,000-round challenge to see how well it stacks up.