By Nick Leghorn
A few years back, the Army finally realized that it might be time to modernize their 60-year-old M-16 battle rifle. The gun has had minor tweaks since its introduction, but with all the advancements in modern technology their standard issue rifle was falling behind the curve. The call went out to manufacturers to produce a better rifle for selection as the next firearm of choice for the U.S. military — the Individual Carbine Competition. LWRC International is a smaller shop than the competition from FNH USA and Remington, but they came up with the best looking rifle out of the bunch: the LWRC IC-A5.
No one won that competition. There are some rumors about floating around about testing hijinks, but the long and short of it is that everyone “failed.” That’s bad for LWRC since they aren’t being paid ridiculous sums of money on a cushy government contract to produce these guns, but that’s great for you and me since now they’re offering that same rifle (minus the giggle switch) to the public.
There are three benefits to this rifle I want to highlight: the handguards, the operating system, and the controls.
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Source:: Truth About Guns