Last week, The Shooter’s Log ran a throwback article on the Top 5 Combat Rifles of All Time. The debate was lively to say the least, but the one overarching theme was a feeling that the 5.56 simply did not have enough punch. The U.S. Army seems to agree. So, last August, the Army announced the Interim Combat Service Rifle (ICSR) program. The ICSR was tasked with replacing the Army’s M4 carbine with a 7.62 mm rifle. A month later, the program was cancelled.
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The Shooter’s Log readers may find it hard to believe, but three U.S. Army engineers have received a patent for a bullet that will become “aerodynamically unstable” after flying a certain distance.
This video was published on December 14, 2015, by The Wound Channel and shows the M855A1 round used as the U.S. Army’s primary
It is still early and unofficial as far as the Shooter’s Log has been able to confirm, but it looks like the U.S Army is set to
The U.S. Army has settled the age-old 9mm vs. .45 ACP debate with its latest request for a new service pistol
“Who’s behind those Foster Grants?” An elite soldier with the United States Army’s 10th Mountain Division who helped push back German troops in the Italian Apennine Mountains during World War II—that’s who! The 10th Mountain Division entered WWII, fighting with M1 Garands, Thompsons and 1911s, served for 114 days and lost 992 soldiers.
While most married couples are probably discussing the broken garage door or which shade of gray to paint the house next summer, top-shot couple Eric and Sandra Uptagrafft probably chat about much grander plans, such as traveling to the next World Cup or strategies they plan to implement at the next Olympic games.
Editor’s Note: Prices noted in this article are as of July 26, 2013, and subject to change without notice.
In an accompanying story about the Army winding down its Individual Carbine Competition, one of the firearms listed in the ICC program was the Adcor Defense Brown Enhanced Automatic Rifle (B.E.A.R.), made by a small U.S. player compared to Beretta, FN, H&K, and other global arms giants. About a year ago, I had a chance to shoot a civilian semi-auto B.E.A.R. (#201-2040E) extensively, and after the experience, I bought one. It currently lists for $2,082.95 (#76044) at Cheaper Than Dirt!.
Editor’s Note: This article comparing the .223 vs 5.56 is an excerpt from Gun Digest 2013, the world’s foremost firearms annual book. Used with permission. Click here to order Gun Digest 2013 from Cheaper Than Dirt!