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SOCOM is giving one of its sniper rifles a 6.5mm facelift
U.S. Special Operations Command is looking for modify one its sniper systems to chamber the command's new 6.5mm intermediate precision round in a push to enhance operators' range and hit...
Inside the Army’s quest for a revolutionary new bullet
As Army weapons officials near the end of a bold effort to arm close-combat units with Next Generation Squad Weapons, new details have emerged about the program's elusive 6.8mm ammo,...
Video: Meet one of contenders for the Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapon
We spoke to the people at General Dynamics to get some details on their bid to replace the Army's M4 carbine and M249 SAW with a 6.8mm rifle that fires...
One of these rifles will become the Army’s next-generation weapon of choice
The U.S. Army's Next Generation Squad Weapon effort looked a lot more possible this week as the three competing weapons firms displayed their prototype 6.8mm rifles and automatic rifles at...
Up close and personal with one of the Army’s potential M4 carbine and M249 SAW replacements
The sun may not be out, but the guns certainly are
This rifle could be a dark horse candidate for the Army’s next-generation squad weapon — and you can snag one next year
And they plan on making their NGSW submissions available for consumer purchase as early as next year.
Colt is offering vintage ‘Black Army’ M1911 pistols to a handful of lucky buyers
A new limited run of vintage Colt Model 1911 'Black Army' pistols were designed to invoke the World War I heritage of the M1911's original blackened finish that Colt used...
Glock’s next-generation pistol just picked up a tasty NATO contract
Glock may have walked away from the U.S. Army's turbulent Modular Handgun System competition licking its wounds, but that doesn't mean other core NATO partners are following the Pentagon's lead...
The Marine Corps is eyeing this lightweight polymer ammo for its ‘Ma Deuce’ .50 cal machine guns
The Marine Corps is currently negotiating an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract with Mississippi-based defense contractor MAC LLC to evaluate and test the company's lightweight MK 323 Mod 0 polymer...
The .50 cal Barrett sniper rifle’s strange origin story
Not many people know the creator of the .50 cal sniper rifle was originally a professional photographer who was inspired while taking photos of Ma Deuce'
Colt is no longer selling the AR-15 to civilians, but it has nothing to do with gun control
When Colt announced it would stop producing its AR-15 semiautomatic rifle for sale to the general public to focus on handguns and military production, some gun-control advocates declared victory, saying...
You can now buy the ammo specially made for the Army’s new handgun
Legendary gunmaker Winchester is offering up the specialized ammo designed for the Army's new handgun for consumer purchase, the company announced on Monday
Why other gunmakers may follow Colt in halting civilian AR-15 sales
Colt's recent decision to halt civilian production of AR-15s sent a tremor through the small-arms community, a sign that other gunmakers may fall victim to a market swelled to capacity...
Sig Sauer honors decorated Vietnam-era Marine POW with commemorative 1911 pistol
Marine Maj. Jose J. Anzaldua Jr. spent more than three years as a prisoner of war during the height of the Vietnam War. Now, more than 45 years after his...
This elegant system converts the Army’s new sidearm into a beastly personal defense weapon
Shoots like a carbine, holsters like a pistol
Marines are testing a non-lethal mortar round for crowd control
They may not be deadly, but some of the nonlethal weapons the Marine Corps is working on look pretty devastating
Colt to halt production of AR-15 for civilian market
Colt, one of the nation's largest and best-known gunmakers, will stop producing AR-15s for the civilian market, the company said this week
The Army is going all-in on killer apps for its next-generation squad weapon
If the Army's Next Generation Squad Weapon program is supposed to produce the iPhone of lethality, then the service is looking for as many killer apps as possible
This could be the Army’s new 6.8mm cartridge of choice
A Texas-based ammunition company recently unveiled its new 6.8mm cartridge, which the Army will consider for the Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) effort designed to replace the 5.56mm M4A1 carbine...
These rifles could be the Army’s next weapons of choice
Just days after the Army announced the selection of three defense contractors to whip up prototypes for the service's Next Generation Squad Weapon program, one gunmaker has already unveiled their...
The Army just took a major step towards its next-generation M4 carbine and M249 SAW replacement
The U.S. Army has selected three firms to advance to the next phase of testing to select the service's Next Generation Squad Weapon
The Army is making marksmanship training harder to prepare soldiers for the two-way firing range
"It's exactly what we would do in a combat environment, and I think it's just going to build a much better shooter"
The Navy is eyeing suppressors for its upgraded ‘Ma Deuce’ .50 cal machine guns
The Navy is considering giving Ma Deuce a quiet new update
Watch the US fire off its first previously-banned missile since the collapse of the INF Treaty with Russia
The U.S. military conducted its first flight test of a conventional ground-launched cruise missile in a test that would have been banned prior to the recent collapse of a Cold...
The Army is going all in on a high-powered laser weapon
After years of testing out a low-energy Stryker-mounted directed energy system, the Army is formally pushing for a combat-ready laser weapon to blast enemy drones and ordnance out of the...