This week's Army Times
paper (16 Oct cover date) has an article about a new prototype Special Ops rifle, in production by FN Herstal, that might replace the current M4A1, Mk11, Mk12, and M14 rifles in use now. The SCAR as it's known (S
pecial ops C
ifle) comes in a "Light" and "Heavy" version, chambered in 5.56mm and 7.62mm respectively. The online version of story
also includes a Windows Media video at the bottom of the page, showing test fires, disassembly and the modular 40mm grenade attachment.
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Also in this week's paper was a story about a "Emergency Survival Kit
" from Smith & Wesson for use as the ulimate way to survive a bear attack. The snub nose pistol comes in both .50 cal and .46 cal editions. Yikes! The inclusion of "Bear Attacks of the Century - True Stories of Courage and Survival" book by Larry Mueller and Marguerite Reiss is a nice touch.
(kit includes other basic survival gear: matches, mirror, blankets, etc)