Marines Ditch the M-16, What?

Posted: July 29, 2015 in Uncategorized

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Marines Ditch the M-16, What?

Marine Corps Times ^ | 7/29/2015 | James K Sanborn

Posted on 7/29/2015, 9:40:26 AM by w1n1

Marine leaders have made the momentous recommendation to ditch the iconic M16 in favor of the M4 carbine as the new universal weapon for infantrymen.

The recommendation to swap the venerated rifle that has served as the grunt’s primary implement of war since Vietnam now sits on the commandant’s desk, pending his final review and a decision. But, the swap appears imminent and if approved will relegate the M16 to a support role. It follows a similar shift already underway in the Army.

With the endorsement of several major commands already supporting the switch — including Marine Corps Combat Development Command; Combat Development and Integration; Plans, Policies and Operations; Marine Corps Systems Command; and Installations and Logistics — final word is possible in weeks or months.

“The proposal…

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