Wednesday, December 09, 2015

It's still a poodle-shooter

"US small arms manufacturer Lewis Machine & Tool Co (LMT) has been named the preferred tenderer in the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Individual Weapon Replacement programme.
IHS Jane's understands that LMT's AR-15-derived CQB16 has been selected to replace the Steyr AUG A1 assault rifle in NZDF service. A New Zealand Ministry of Defence (MoD) notification released in mid-August only said that LMT had been downselected..."

Yet again they ignore the troops, who are wanting something more powerful that 5.56

Over half a century ago, it was determined that 7mm is the optimum military caliber. Trouble is, politics stuffed this up by staying with existing cartridges for economics. It seems they have never heard of a phase out period.

Hell, in NZ they could give all their stocks of 5.56 to the cops, who could certainly use getting some rounds down the range.

1 comment:

KG said...

Damn right.And what's wrong with Kalashnikovs? The NZDF could get all they need in exchange for a few tons of milk powder. ;)