What A Deep Dive on China’s QBZ-191 Service Rifle Can Teach Us About the Army’s New XM5
By Jennifer Sensiba
In late April, the United States Army announced that they’ll be replacing the M4 and other M16-based rifles with the SIG Sauer MCX SPEAR, chambered for new ammunition, the 6.8x51mm Common Cartridge (AKA .277 SIG Fury).
The change will be limited to close combat forces, defined as basically anyone who gets in line-of-sight with the enemy, while support forces and others who are armed will stick with the M4 and 5.56x45mm NATO.
This move has generated a fair amount of criticism from gun and military writers, YouTubers, and others who are aware of the history of the U.S.
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