The Army Wants a New Gun

March 14, 2005 at 9:09 pm | Posted in General, Rants | Leave a comment

We in the United States have really gone all out in our attempt to outsource almost everything, even the weapons used to defend our remaining freedoms. Sixty years after defeating Italy and Germany in World War II, it has come to this:

Fifteen years ago, the US Army switched their standard pistol from the Colt 1911 to the Italian-designed Beretta M9. Now, the Army is calling for the replacement of the M-16 assault rifle and opening up the bidding competition. However, the favorite is the German-made Heckler & Koch XM-8.

American gun manufacturers are being squeezed by gun-grabbing Europeans. Does anyone else see the irony in this?

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