U.S. Army MK19 a Damn Sight Better. In Theory.

“Responding to user complaints, the U.S. Army has developed and successfully tested a new rear sight for the Mk19 40mm automatic grenade launcher,” strategypage.com reports. “The Mk19 has been around for a long time, without much change.” Roger that. The U.S. Navy developed the blowback weapon for the Vietnam War to pelt the VC from […]

Army Continues Weapons (PR) Offensive

Yesterday, we reported the Army’s field tests of new equipment sourced from the private sector. Today, we catch wind of an Army jounro junket to the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland to show-off their new and improved weapons systems. Thanks to TTAG contributor and ex-Army man Martin Albright’s comments on the previous post, and the evidence presented […]

U.S. Army Drops Bayonet Practice

According to the AP [via KTUU], the U.S. Army has dropped bayonet practice from basic training. “Adapting to battlefield experience in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Army is revamping its basic training regimen for the first time in three decades by nixing five-mile runs and bayonet drills in favor of zigzag sprints and honing core muscles […]