USMC replacing most of its M4s with M27

by mcassill, Thursday, January 11, 2018, 14:39 (9 days ago)

And buying a bunch of other gear, per the Commandant. Every Marine in rifle squads will have the M27, an HK416 variant already in some use by the USMC.

https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/01/05/m27s-and-head-toe-gear-overhaul-way-marine-gr...

USMC replacing most of its M4s with M27

by Ken O'Neill, Thursday, January 11, 2018, 17:51 (9 days ago) @ mcassill

They've come a long way from th days when I carried an M-1, then an M-14.

am still waiting for the Army caliber change announcement.

by former hater of plastic, Thursday, January 11, 2018, 18:02 (9 days ago) @ Ken O'Neill

Army Times said it was probably coming this year. As for the launcher? Same? New weapon? And it would not be a simultaneous thing, so, Marines supporting two platforms, Army busy fielding perhaps another individual soldier weapon, and etc.

They all certainly will want to get while getting is good with current administration, and probably a goodly pressure to act, and soon.

The Army was going to buy an interim 7.62 rifle..,

by mcassill, Saturday, January 13, 2018, 18:44 (7 days ago) @ former hater of plastic

And then shelved the idea last fall. SOCOM was doing a study of various 6.5 rounds; we'll see if anything comes of that. To say that Army procurement has issues is putting it very charitably. The Marines have done a much better job of identifying better gear and pulling the trigger on buying it in a timely fashion; the magazine fiasco of the past few years illustrates that point better than anything.

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