Sunday, August 08, 2010
LAR War Pigs To Get M27 IAR
One lucky Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion will saddle up this fall with the experimental M-27 Infantry Assault Rifles in time for training and deployment to AFGN. The CMC has a maybe-lets see option on 4,100 M-27's to replace the granny SAW.
But first the CMC wants to make sure M-27 works as well in your grubby mitts as it did for the guys in the lab.
A major twist in your nickers: will a 30 round magazine rifle put the killer suppression fire down range that the M-240 SAW can with 200 round belt?
In the heat of AFG, the empty weight of M-27 is 7.9 pounds. An unloaded SAW clocks in at 17 lbs and 22 lbs when it's set for fry.