“Army equipment officials recently fielded the first of its M26 Modular Shotgun Systems to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Ky,” kitup.military.com reports. “The M26 is the straight-pull, bolt-action shotgun the Army began designing almost 10 years ago for mounting under the M4 carbine. It weighs 3.5 pounds, has a 7.75 inch barrel and fires 12-gauge shells from a five-round magazine. . . . Army officials maintain that the M26 is the ‘most reliable, durable, rugged shotgun in the Army inventory.'” kitup isn’t down with that. “That sounds impressive, but I just can’t help wondering — if the M26 is so great, then why hasn’t the special-operations community adopted it?” Or, for that matter, FPSRussia.