Colt’s been the US Army’s exclusive supplier of M4 carbines for more than a decade, but Gearscout’s reporting that’s history. “According to the Department of the Army’s Chief of Legislative Liaison, the Army today executed a delivery order on an existing contract to buy 24,000 M4/M4A1s worth $16,163,252.07.” From Remington. The report isn’t clear if it’s a total loss for Colt, but this could ‘splain some stuff. Did Colt smell this coming? Is that why they’ve appeared more interested in the civvy market recently? Does this explain Remington’s relentless punch-’em-back attitude toward NBC lately? They’ll never tell.