Congress Set To Block Marine Purchase Of Further M-27 Rifles
By Tom Knighton
The United States Marine Corps likes their M27 rifles. The select-fire 5.56 rifles based on the H&K 416 are something the service likes and they want more of them. While I haven’t gotten a chance to fire them, the couple of people I’ve spoken with who have loved the things.
However, it seems that’s not a good enough reason to buy more, according to Congress.
Congress is moving to slow the U.S. Marine Corps’ purchases of M27 Infantry Automatic Rifles, or IARs, in a new defense spending bill for the 2019 fiscal year. Lawmakers want to withhold 20 percent of the funding for the new guns until the service better explains its own future small arms plans and how they fit with a U.S. Army-led study that calls for standard infantry weapons in new calibers to respond to emerging threats, especially improved body armor.
The provisions are included in a final draft version of the proposed defense budget law, also known as the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, which the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.defensenews.com/congress/2018/07/26/us-defense-policy-bill-clears-house-rockets-to-senate/" target="_blank" rel="noopener …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms