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SIG Sauer CEO Discusses US Army NGSW Program

Much digital ink has been spilled over the last several years regarding the US Army’s NGSW (Next Generation Squad Weapons) Program. Most of the rifles/carbines and machine guns currently employed by America’s soldiers are not particularly modern, by any stretch. Today’s M4A1 has seen some notable updates and improvements, to be sure, but at its […] Read More … The post SIG Sauer CEO Discusses US Army NGSW Program appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, America, Companies, Military, Army, US Army, M4, Daily News, Sig Sauer, Rifles, M249 SAW, NGSW, MIL/LE, Next Generation Squad Weapons


Cambridge Police Commissioner makes Plans to Reduce Gun Inventory

A recent bit of local Massachusetts news has revealed that the Cambridge, MA police department may be reducing its weapon inventory by up to 20% as well as making a few other changes to its equipment roster. According to news source Wicked Local, the push to reduce the weapons inventory of the Cambridge Police came about […] Read More … The post Cambridge Police Commissioner makes Plans to Reduce Gun Inventory appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Police, Massachusetts, Law Enforcement, Cambridge, M4, Daily News, Cambridge MA, Cambridge Police, Less Lethal, MIL/LE, Cambridge Police Commissioner


POTD: High Explosive Anti Tank in Exercise Ypres

In today’s Photo Of The Day, we are looking at two brothers in arms from the New Zealand Defence Force firing a H.E.A.T missile (High Explosive Anti Tank) from an 84 mm Carl Gustav launcher. The soldiers are reservists from the New Zealand Army. This happened during the Exercise Ypres, a live field firing exercise set in the […] Read More … The post POTD: High Explosive Anti Tank in Exercise Ypres appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, M4, New Zealand Defence Force, Carl Gustav, M3, Photo of the Day, New Zealand Army, 84mm


Check Out the Grille on THAT: 2021 BMW M3 and M4 Arrive on Scene

The 2021 BMW M3 and M4 are here, and hard to miss, thanks to a gaping maw of a grille. Divisive looks aside – and I have a feeling the discussion about these Bimmers will make political debates seem tame – the cars promise plenty of power. To wit, an increased 48 ponies over the […] The post Check Out the Grille on THAT: 2021 BMW M3 and M4 Arrive on Scene appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Bmw, New Cars, M4, Grille, M3, BMW M, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Look At That Grille


Indian Caracal Carbine Order Imminent

As India continues its unprecedented effort to modernise its Army’s small arms, fresh news of one of the early procurement efforts has emerged. Could a deal with Caracal for nearly 100,000 carbines be close to fruition? Back in early 2019 news of a flurry of intended procurements emerged as the Indian Army launched its long […] Read More … The post Indian Caracal Carbine Order Imminent appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, India, Defense, Army, M4, Daily News, Indian Army, Ar-15, Rifles, Caracal International, Caracal, AR Patterned, CAR-814, CAR-816


US Army Armaments Center Patents New M4 Heavy Barrel

“The M4A1 Carbine is a lightweight, 5.56 millimeter, magazine fed, gas operated, air cooled, shoulder fired weapon.” For many years, US Army Infantrymen have had this phrase, or a slight variation of it, drilled into their heads until they could recite it perfectly. The above version was the one I learned verbatim during my time […] Read More … The post US Army Armaments Center Patents New M4 Heavy Barrel appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Army, Press Releases, US Army, Patent, M4, Daily News, Rifles, Picatinny Arsenal, M4a1, Semi-Auto, Barrel, AR Patterned, MIL/LE, Heavy barrel


BMW M4 Leaks, Can Smell You Where You Sit

An abundance of fragrant pollen in your author’s neighborhood has led to increasing sinus distress over the past few days, but he wouldn’t trade places with the upcoming BMW M4 for a second. No, sir. Not with those flared nostrils. Leaked to the internet via the g20.bimmerpost forum, the muscled-up sibling to the 2021 BMW […] The post BMW M4 Leaks, Can Smell You Where You Sit appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Bmw, M4, News Blog, BMW M4, Styling, Product Planning, Future Models


BMW 4 Series Teased Ahead of Official Debut

Even though the refreshed BMW 5 Series earned top billing this week, Bavaria’s favorite automaker also released an inky black teaser image of the revamped 4 Series — a vehicle that, like its larger sedan sibling, was forced into a digital debut after coronavirus fears ended basically every car-related gathering expected to take place in 2020. […] The post BMW 4 Series Teased Ahead of Official Debut appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Teasers, Autos, Bmw, Bavaria, M4, News Blog, BMW 4-Series, 4 Series, Concept 4


POTD: M4s Reach Iraqi Special Forces

Soldiers with the Qwat al Khasah, the Special Forces of Iraq, were recently photographed unloading boxes of new M4 carbines at Camp Taji, March 25, 2020. The Qwat al Khasah, Iraqi Special Forces, are part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the fight against Daesh. They are a key part of the Inherent Resolve’s efforts to interrupt […] Read More … The post POTD: M4s Reach Iraqi Special Forces appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Iraq, M4, Camp Taji, Ar-15, Photo of the Day, Rifles, Remington Defense, MIL/LE, Op Inherent Resolve, Qwat al Khasah, Remington R4


US Army Continues M4 Modernization Program

With the recent release of the US Army’s FY2020 Budget Justification Books, we’ve seen some more exciting developments like procurement projection figures for the Next Generation Squad Weapon and the desire to replace the M2010 sniper rifle with the Precision Sniper Rifle. But the US Army’s ongoing M4 carbine modernisation program is just as important as […] Read More … The post US Army Continues M4 Modernization Program appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, US Army, M4, Daily News, Rifles, M4a1, AR Patterned, MIL/LE, Modernization Program, US Army Continues M4 Modernization Program


US Army Buys Aimpoint FCS13-RE Sights for Carl Gustaf M3E1 MAAWS Recoilless Rifles

Aimpoint has announced that they have been awarded a $24 million US Army contract for supplying FCS13-RE Fire Control Systems. The Army is acquiring this aiming system to use with the recently adopted 84mm M3E1 MAAWS (SAAB Dynamics Carl Gustaf M4) recoilless rifles. The Aimpoint FCS13-RE is a Dynamic Universal Reflex Sight (DURS). Basically, it combines a […] Read More … The post US Army Buys Aimpoint FCS13-RE Sights for Carl Gustaf M3E1 MAAWS Recoilless Rifles appeared first on The Firearm Blo...
Tags: Guns, Defense, Army, US Army, Optics, M4, Daily News, Aimpoint, Carl Gustaf, Recoilless Rifle, 84mm, Maaws, Reflex/Red Dot, M3-E1, US Amry


SAAB Signs $55 Million Carl-Gustaf M4 Launcher Contract with Undisclosed Customer

Saab has published a news release announcing that they have signed a contract of delivering Carl-Gustaf M4 multi-role weapon systems to an undisclosed customer. The total sum of the contract is 429,000,000 Swedish Kronas which is roughly equal to $55 million. The delivery of the order will start in 2019 and last until 2024. The company’s press […] Read More … The post SAAB Signs $55 Million Carl-Gustaf M4 Launcher Contract with Undisclosed Customer appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, Saab, M4, Daily News, Carl Gustaf, Recoilless Rifle


POTD: US and Swedish Marines in Exercise Archipelago Endeavor

Today’s Photos are from this hot summer’s Exercise Archipelago Endeavor. The Swedish Marines of 1:st Marine Regiment aboard the island of Korso, Harsfjarden, Sweden, together with the U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 18.1 conduct an amphibious assault from a Swedish Combat Boat 90. Exercise Archipelago Endeavor was an integrated field training exercise to increase […] Read More … The post POTD: US and Swedish Marines in Exercise Archipelago Endeavor appeared first on The Firearm...
Tags: Sweden, Guns, US, Marines, US Marines, M4, Photo of the Day, Ak5, Fn Fnc, Combat Boat 90, Swedish Marines, Korso Harsfjarden Sweden


BOTW: Michael’s Predator Hunting AR Build

The 17th Installment of Build of the Week was contributed by Michael G.  This is one of the most complete submissions to date and includes prices. Keep the submissions coming in!  We are publishing them in the order in which they were received (with the exception of a single person submitting back to back–those will […] Read More … The post BOTW: Michael’s Predator Hunting AR Build appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Ar, Optics, Editorial, M4, Michael, Misc, Coyote Hunting, Flashlights, Ar-15, Michael G, Magpul, Rifle, Carbine, Other Gear & Gadgets, Guns & Gear


Colt Awarded Foreign Military Sales Contract for 10,000 M4s

Colt have been awarded to a contract worth nearly $60 million to produce M4 carbines for America’s allies. Back in July we reported that Colt, along with FN, Remington and Daniel Defense, had been selected to produce M4 carbines for Foreign Military Sales. Remington is believed to have been the first to have been awarded […] Read More … The post Colt Awarded Foreign Military Sales Contract for 10,000 M4s appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, America, M4, Daily News, Daniel Defense, Remington, Ar-15, Colt, Foreign Military Sales, FN Remington


Colt, Daniel Defense, FN & Remington Selected to Produce Carbines for Foreign Military Sales

The Department of Defense has selected four companies to manufacture NATO spec ‘commercial off the shelf carbines’ for sale to the US’ international allies. Colt, Daniel Defense, FN and Remington have all been selected to produce the M4 spec carbines. Each of the companies will compete to win batch contract awards within the larger $28,482,840 contact. The […] Read More … The post Colt, Daniel Defense, FN & Remington Selected to Produce Carbines for Foreign Military Sales appeared first on The ...
Tags: Guns, Defense, US, Department Of Defense, Nato, M4, Daily News, FN, Daniel Defense, Remington, Colt, Rifles, AR Patterned, COTS Contract, Colt Daniel Defense FN


USAF’s New GAU-5A Aircrew Self Defense Weapon

At the 2018 NDIA Armaments Forum the US Air Force detailed some of their current major small arms programmes. One of these was for a new ultra compact Aircrew Self Defense Weapon. This is a compact conversion of standard M4 carbines into a package small enough to be stowed aboard USAF combat aircraft. TFB reached […] Read More … The post USAF’s New GAU-5A Aircrew Self Defense Weapon appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Usaf, US Air Force, M4, Daily News, Ar-15, ASDW, Gau-5a, NDIA Armaments Forum the US Air Force


DBAL in use with US Troops in Resolute Support Mission in Kabul

A recent post on the DOD’s media release branch has shown elements of the 180th Cavalry Regiment (National Guard, based out of Oklahoma) on a security mission around the Afghan capital of Kabul. Unique to the quick-eyed observer would be the extensive use of Steiner Optics DBAL Advanced Target Pointer/ Illuminator/ Aiming Laser (ATPIAL) devices […] Read More … The post DBAL in use with US Troops in Resolute Support Mission in Kabul appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, US, Kabul, Oklahoma, M4, Daily News, Dod, National Guard, Ar-15, Shooting Accessories, Other Gear & Gadgets, DBAL, ATPIAL, AR Patterned


Accidental Discharges Force US Army to Change Immediate Action Drills and M4 Selector Lever

A potentially fatal flaw with some of the US Army’s M4A1’s has recently emerged. Unofficial footage, filmed by troops, surfaced showing a serious malfunction where an M4A1 carbine unintentionally discharged as its selector was shifted from semi to full auto. At least 900 carbines are known to be affected by the flaw. The first problems […] Read More … The post Accidental Discharges Force US Army to Change Immediate Action Drills and M4 Selector Lever appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, US Army, M4, Daily News, Ar-15, Defect, PIP M4A1, US Army to Change Immediate Action Drills


600-Horsepower M4 Battles GT3 RS on the Nürburgring

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Tags: Autos, M4, Nurburgring, GT3, GT3 RS, Porsche GT2/GT3, Nordschleife, Devotec


Bullpup Rifles of the Afghan Commandos and NDS

Although exceedingly rare in service with any element of the Afghan National Security Forces, there are a very small number of 5.56x45mm NATO bullpup rifles in service with either the Afghan ANA Commandos or the National Directorate of Intelligence, or more commonly known as the Afghan version of the “CIA”. Specifically, there are two foreign supplied […] Read More … The post Bullpup Rifles of the Afghan Commandos and NDS appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Afghanistan, Military, Nato, Pakistan, Cia, M4, Daily News, Steyr, Aug, Rifles, 5.56mm, Bullpup, Afghan National Security Forces, Semi-Auto


Behind the Scenes at the US Army’s Small Arms Repair Facility at Anniston Army Depot!

The US Army Materiel Command has shared an interesting behind the scenes video filmed at the Anniston Army Depot in Alabama. Ever wonder what happens to the US Army’s tired small arms? All the M4s, M240s and M2 Heavy Machine Guns which have seen decades of service? Well many of them pass through Anniston Army […] Read More … The post Behind the Scenes at the US Army’s Small Arms Repair Facility at Anniston Army Depot! appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Video, Guns, Defense, Alabama, Repair, US Army, M4, Daily News, 50 Cal, Anniston Army Depot, Anniston Army, M249, M2 Browning, US Army Materiel Command, US Army weapons Overhaul, Small Arms Repair Facility


[IWA 2018] Norinco Handguns And A Chinese M4 Style Shotgun

I was hoping that I would get to see some Chinese made guns at IWA.  We do not get to see Chinese made guns in the US apart from some shotguns that are imported like the Catamount Fury and the saiga style shotguns imported recently by SDS Imports. China South Industries Corp did not disappoint. […] Read More … The post [IWA 2018] Norinco Handguns And A Chinese M4 Style Shotgun appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, US, 2011, Shotguns, M4, Daily News, Norinco, 1911, Pistols, Semi-Auto, CZ Shadow 2, AR shotgun, CZ85, SDS Imports China South Industries Corp


MARSOC NOT Interested in the M27… But the M38 Looks Promising

A recently released Marine Corps Times article covers a discussion with a MARSOC spokesman who confirmed in no uncertain terms that the command was not interested in an M27 IAR procurement program. The reasons stated involved the Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) of MARSOC, working in confined quarters and requiring not only a shorter barrel for these […] Read More … The post MARSOC NOT Interested in the M27… But the M38 Looks Promising appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, Military, Marine Corps, M4, Daily News, Marine Corps Times, Ar-15, Iar, Rifles, Other Gear & Gadgets, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Machine Guns, M27, MARSOC


Turkish Naval Commandos with Surefire 60 Round Magazines

The Surefire MAG5-60 and MAG5-100 magazines were initially released in 2010 and received much interest from all over the shooting community. However, insofar as actually being used by operating forces, it appears that their adoption has been somewhat limited. There is footage of what appears to be infantrymen from the 2nd Infantry Division in Afghanistan using them […] Read More … The post Turkish Naval Commandos with Surefire 60 Round Magazines appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Turkey, Afghanistan, Military, M4, Daily News, Ar-15, Magpul, Rifles, Surefire, Commando, 2nd Infantry Division, Semi-Auto, AR Patterned, naval SOF


The Retro AR Collection of Enhanced Tactical Arms

We recently wrote about Enhanced Tactical Arms with their new grip design at SHOT 2018. But during the show, we were able to get a behind the scenes look at the small companies efforts to replicate the developmental history of the M4 carbine from the early beginnings in the Vietnam War, until today with the SOMOD […] Read More … The post The Retro AR Collection of Enhanced Tactical Arms appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, History, Companies, Military, Retro, M4, Misc, Daily News, SOCOM, Rifles, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Night Vision, M4a1, M16a1


[Shot 2018] Caracal USA

In today’s episode, we follow Miles to Shot Show 2018 Media Day at the Range and visit Caracal USA. Caracal brings the enhanced F 9mm pistol with standard sights or the quick sight system, allowing for faster follow up shots. Boasting 18+1 capacity the enhanced F could also be purchased with night sights or a […] Read More … The post [Shot 2018] Caracal USA appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, History, Companies, Military, Handguns, M4, New Product, Ar-15, Rifle, SHOT Show, 9mm, Carbine, Pistols, Rifles


NGSW: Industry Competitors to FACE OFF to Replace the M4 Carbine by 2021 in Next Generation Squad Weapon Program

In the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Wednesday, top Army officers talked about their plans to modernize the force, and, as part of that, replace both the M249 SAW and the M4 Carbine, the latter of which has been in service since the early 1990s. The replacement effort is called the Next Generation Squad […] Read More … The post NGSW: Industry Competitors to FACE OFF to Replace the M4 Carbine by 2021 in Next Generation Squad Weapon Program appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, Competition, Army, M4, Daily News, Senate Armed Services Committee, Replacement, Rifle, Rifles, Other Gear & Gadgets, Guns & Gear, SAW, Ammunition, Ngsar


US Army’s XM1158 ADVAP Round REVEALED: Tungsten-Cored EPR-Based Design Is Cheaper, Quicker to Produce

Until now, the US Army’s 7.62mm XM1158 Advanced Armor Piercing (ADVAP) round has been a mystery. The round, which was rumored to be the basis for the now-cancelled Interim Combat Service Rifle (ICSR) program, is supposed to allow existing weapons in the 7.62x51mm caliber to defeat advanced body armor out to combat ranges. Speculations about […] Read More … The post US Army’s XM1158 ADVAP Round REVEALED: Tungsten-Cored EPR-Based Design Is Cheaper, Quicker to Produce appeared first on The Firearm...
Tags: News, Guns, Congress, Defense, Ap, Army, Weapon, US Army, Testimony, M4, Daily News, Armor, Mark Milley, Iar, Rifle, Carbine


Our Next Battle Rifle “Improvement” Should Be a New Cartridge

Opinion M4 Carbine Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- What we currently call the “M4″ has been, in various forms, our standard Infantry rifle since the 1960s.As with any new piece of critical equipment that is haphazardly rushed into service in the middle of a war (Vietnam), testing was inadequate (much of it glossed-over), and there were thus a number of “start-up problems” when this new rifle hit the field, some of which proved fatal to more than one young soldier! The episode represents an u...
Tags: Guns, Iraq, Pentagon, Vietnam, M4, Heckler Koch, Planet Earth, John Farnam, Firearm News, Defense Training International, Farnam, Collins CO AmmoLand, Military Gear, MGI, New Cartridge