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    USMC To Order First M320 Grenade Launchers

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com The Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Estimates Justification Book for the United States Marine Corps procurement gives us some insight into the Corps small arms aims for the next couple of years. The Marine Corps looks set to begin its transition to the M320 40mm under-barrel grenade launcher next year. The […] More

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    BIG Freakin’ Cartridge Test 010: Mk. 318 Mod. 0 62gr SOST (T556TNB1), 16″ and 20″ Barrels

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com Next up for the Big Freakin’ Cartridge Test is Federal’s T556TNB1 load, which is the civilian market name for the Mk.318 SOST projectile developed by US SOCOM as a “barrier blind” round for the M4 Carbine and Mk. 18 CQB upper receiver. This ammunition uses a reverse drawn jacket to improve accuracy, and couples […] More

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    BIG Freakin’ Cartridge Test 009: Mk. 318 Mod. 0 62gr SOST (T556TNB1), 14.5″ Barrel, and Accuracy

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com Next up for the Big Freakin’ Cartridge Test is Federal’s T556TNB1 load, which is the civilian market name for the Mk.318 SOST projectile developed by US SOCOM as a “barrier blind” round for the M4 Carbine and Mk. 18 CQB upper receiver. This ammunition uses a reverse drawn jacket to improve accuracy, and couples […] More

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    USMC Fields Heckler & Koch M27 as M38 Designated Marksman Rifle

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com The USMC has begun fielding an unspecified number of M38 Designated Marksman Rifles. Converting existing M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle’s to the designated marksman role by adding a Leupold TS-30A2 Mark 4 MR/T 2.5-8x36mm variable power scope, replacing the standard ACOG. The Leupold has previously been used with the Mk 12 Special […] More

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    Marines Looking at ITESS II for next Generation MILES Gear Replacement

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com Marine Systems Command is currently testing and looking to put out a solicitation for a next-generation “Miles-like” system that will replace current training simulators that allow Infantry Marines to train more realistically by being able to engage each other with laser designators that activate alarms on other individuals […] More

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    Gunner’s Fact Or Fiction: Semi Vs Full Auto

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com There is a series of short videos made by the Marine’s. CW05 Gunner Wade covers topics pertinent to Marines. In this video he covers the simple decision to use semi auto fire versus full auto fire. They use an HKM27 for this demonstration. I was surprised to see […] More

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    USMC Designates Glock 19M the M007

    This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com The USMC have officially adopted Glock’s 19M and designated it the M007. The new concealed carry pistol is being issued to Marine Corps Criminal Investigators first. For Corps personnel requiring a easily concealable sidearm the M007 replaces the larger M9 service pistol. Gunnery Sgt. Brian Nelson, a Marine Corps Systems […] More

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