A Look at the Army’s M4 Replacement

The Army is buying a replacement for the M4 carbine, and so can you.

A Look at the Army’s M4 Replacement

I’ve written about the U.S. Army’s program to modernize the ammunition and small arms used by the rifle squad in the past, but what many are wondering is how this will affect the firearms industry and what it means for consumers.

By now, the Army has selected a new set of Next Generation Squad Weapons called the XM5 rifle and XM250 automatic rifle. The X prefix is for Experimental and will be dropped once the weapons are fully adopted for issue. The program began five...

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