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Colt’s Purchase of LWRC: Will US Troops Get a New Rifle?
Colt’s Purchase of LWRC: Will US Troops Get a New Rifle?
Warning: rampant speculation ahead.

Posted 12 hours ago in Shooting by Jon Stokes with No Comments

I wrote the following post about two days after we broke the news of Colt’s purchase of LWRC, but I shelved it because I thought maybe it was a little too speculative. Then earlier today I ran across this piece by Michael Bane that’s pretty close to what I was thinking, down to the Washington Times link. So it appears I’m not the only one thinking along these lines.

Our sister site TFB has confirmed that Colt is indeed in the process of buying LWRC, and for a price of $60 million. Now we’re left with the question of what, if anything, this could mean for both companies.

The Washington Times just came out with a massive, two-part investigation into the Army’s alleged troubles with the M4 carbine platform. Part 1 and part 2 are both worth reading, although none of the knocks against the weapon platform will be new to anyone who has even peripherally followed this issue.
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