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Old 07-18-2014, 09:29 PM
 
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FN does a lot of military contracts, the FNX 45 was built specifically for the U.S, but they abandoned the test and put off replacing the sidearm for some political reason. The FNX is a magnificent pistol, 15 rounds of .45 with an overall weight similar to a 1911, light recoil, ability to mount a red dot sight on the slide and the "tactical" version comes with a threaded barrel for suppressors. It will either be the FNX or a Sig imo.

As for the .308, SOCOM already uses the SCAR 17.
Oh..FN has been around a long time, to be certain. That they would have a totally viable entry into this is no surprise. I'm not familiar with the SCAR either, but SOGs and even front line regular infantry and assault groups have various 308 service rifles inthe ranks. I, personally, have seen M1As, in all trims, AR 10s, LR 308s, etc.

The M1A still has a loyal following, though the AR style rifles, iI think, are edging it a bit. That's not surprising either. Its a familiar platform, and field stripping/cleaning is easier than with the M1A. Personally, I'm a fan of horsepower, and there's no replacement for displacement. Big block V8 trumps high strung 4 banger every time.

Were I stuck in the Sandbox, an M14 and a 1911 would suit me fine. Particularly in SOCOM or Scout Squad and Para Ord hi cap trim, respectively. I do like the ease of maintenance of the AR style, and wouldn't turn one down. But , I prefer the M1A. I'm familiar enough with how it works and goes together, and I just like its solid feel. Same goes for 1911 style pistols.

In reality, there are a LOT of new and improved small arms in the field right now. Enough to know which ones are working, and well liked by the people who use them daily.
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Old 07-19-2014, 03:41 PM
 
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Oh..FN has been around a long time, to be certain. That they would have a totally viable entry into this is no surprise. I'm not familiar with the SCAR either, but SOGs and even front line regular infantry and assault groups have various 308 service rifles inthe ranks. I, personally, have seen M1As, in all trims, AR 10s, LR 308s, etc.

The M1A still has a loyal following, though the AR style rifles, iI think, are edging it a bit. That's not surprising either. Its a familiar platform, and field stripping/cleaning is easier than with the M1A. Personally, I'm a fan of horsepower, and there's no replacement for displacement. Big block V8 trumps high strung 4 banger every time.

Were I stuck in the Sandbox, an M14 and a 1911 would suit me fine. Particularly in SOCOM or Scout Squad and Para Ord hi cap trim, respectively. I do like the ease of maintenance of the AR style, and wouldn't turn one down. But , I prefer the M1A. I'm familiar enough with how it works and goes together, and I just like its solid feel. Same goes for 1911 style pistols.

In reality, there are a LOT of new and improved small arms in the field right now. Enough to know which ones are working, and well liked by the people who use them daily.
Here's 81 pages of pictures of SCAR's being used in the war on terror:

SCARs in the War on Terror
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Old 07-20-2014, 08:13 PM
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Probably retribution for company leaving heavy gun control state. Doubt has anything to do with tech specs. That is how Washington works, sad to say.
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