USMC Issues Production Delivery Order to HK Heckler & Koch was awarded a competitive contract to produce the U.S. Marine Corps’ new Infantry Automatic Rifle (IAR). The formal “Full Rate Production” announcement by the Marines caps a competition that began more than three years ago. Designated the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle, the lightweight, 11.62 pounds […]


Army demonstrates new LSAT lightweight machine gun Lightweight Small Arms Technology over at SoldierGeek: The LSAT program has been run out of the Armaments Reserach, Development, and Engineering Center (ARDEC) at Picatinny Arsenal for several years. It’s original goal was to produce a lightweight machine gun aimed at the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon role, by […]

Carbine Competition

The Army sets its sights on its next carbine Service leaders detailed what they want β€” and how they plan to get it β€” in a June 30 request for proposal. It seeks β€œan assault weapon that will provide accuracy, lethality, minimized visual and aural signature and survivability enhancements to all Army formations. … This […]

Shootings in Grand Rapids

No, Murdoc is not anywhere near the big news story out of West Michigan tonight: Michigan Police Surround Suspected Gunman Who Allegedly Killed 7 in Shooting Spree Crazy story. Apparently this longtime felon killed a kid, five women, and man. A couple of other shootouts and a wild chase through downtown and the wrong way […]

$65 Million Contract for XM25 Ammo

A reader sent Murdoc this heads up: ATK wins $65M EMD contract for XM25 Airburst Weapon The Army has quietly awarded Alliant TechSystems (ATK) a $65M contract for engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) of the Counter Defilade Target Engagement System, better know as the XM25 Individual Airburst Weapons System (IAWS), according to a contract press […]

Thank God They’re Protecting America’s Kids

The Plastic Pellet Incident is over and the perpetrator has been expelled for the “possession and use of a weapon.” He was also charged with three counts of assault by the local sheriff’s department. And, in New Jersey, police are charging a student for bringing a gun school. He didn’t threaten or hurt anyone. He’s […]