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.
Vortex Optics’ Next Generation Squad Weapon-Fire Control (NGSW-FC) submission has been selected by the United States Army. The announcement last week hints that the branch is nearing the end of its search for a complete weapon system—with 6.8 mm chambering—that will replace its M4s and M249s.
Adams Arms is a pioneer of the piston-driven AR platform. Now they are coming out with the new AA19, a performance-driven compact 9 mm Luger handgun that combines their years of experience with handgun barrel and slide innovations with their mission of elevating firearm reliability and performance.
In today's episode of "I Carry," we have a Kimber Aegis Elite Pro OI 1911 pistol with a Vortex Venom red-dot sight carried in a Galco Avenger leather holster.