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One Potential Problem With The Army’s New Rifle and Optic System . . .

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Before I got into journalism, writing, and photography, I worked on computers. Building and repairing computers was a great way to get through school compared to slinging fast food, and in the beginning I...

All About The XM157 Next Generation Fire Control System for the XM5 Rifle

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Now that we know what rifle the Army has selected to replace the M4 for troops in combat roles, February's news that Vortex won the XM157 NGSW Fire Control System competition makes a lot...

The XM5 and 6.8×51 Ammunition Will Be a Decisive Advantage. U.S. Allies Should Adopt...

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In yesterday's press conference announcing SIG SAUER's victory in the Next Generation Squad Weapon competition, Army officials said America's likely future adversaries were a key factor in the final choice. The XM5 (a variant...

SIG SAUER Awarded Army Contract To Built Its Next Generation Squad Weapons, the XM5...

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Like any huge government bureaucracy, the U.S. military tends to be slow to change. They kept the same pistol from 1911 until 1985. They've basically been running variants of the M16 in most roles...

U.S. Gunmakers Sending Guns, Gear to Help Ukraine Kill Putin’s Invaders

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By Joshua Goodman, AP Adrian Kellgren’s family-owned gun company in Florida was left holding a $200,000 shipment of semi-automatic rifles after a longtime customer in Ukraine suddenly went silent during Vladimir Putin’s invasion of the country. Fearing the...
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Supply Chain: How Weapons Get to Ukraine to Fight Russian Invaders

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By Vincent E. Castillo, The Ohio State University Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, invoking King in his virtual address to Congress on March 16, 2022, said he has a...

Ukrainian Snipers Arm Up With American Rifles and Gear

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A story by Alex Horton at The Washington Post details the Smile Platoon, a unit of Ukrainian snipers and sniper support personnel. Overlooked to a degree and underfunded, the Smile Platoon has turned to...
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Holy Wars: How a Cathedral of Guns and Glory Symbolizes Putin’s Russia

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By Lena Surzhko Harned, Penn State A curious new church was dedicated on the outskirts of Moscow in June 2020: The Main Church of the Russian Armed Forces. The massive, khaki-colored cathedral in a military...
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Ukraine and The Left Suddenly Embrace Civilian Gun Rights

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Sometimes you just have to go out and look at the stars. Sure, you could do that to relax, but right now we need to give the heavens a quick check to see if...
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Germany Gives In, Authorizes Arms Shipments to Ukraine

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Before Saturday’s turnaround, senior Ukrainian officials had been complaining bitterly for weeks about Germany’s refusal to allow arms shipments to bolster Ukraine’s defenses. Estonia, in particular, had said it wanted to send old howitzers but...

NGSW Apples and Oranges: SIG SAUER’s 277 SIG Fury vs. True Velocity’s 6.8TVC

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Like just about all military procurement projects, the Army's Next Generation Squad Weapon selection process has been a long and bumpy journey that's dragged on since 2018. The Army's been running 5.56 weapons for...