Guns

Now Not Banned

Army Now Says No Ban on Rifle Magazines The Pentagon has clarified the Army’s stance on a recent safety message that effectively banned a certain high-performance, commercial M4 magazine, which means soldiers can keep using their PMAGs… Army officials acknowledged June 6 that TACOM’s message was poorly written and not intended as a directive on […]

Air Force Advanced Designated Marksman

USAF Advanced Designated Marksmen often provide base counter-sniper security. Armed with M24s or M107s and operating in 2-man teams, they are far closer to traditional snipers than infantry designated marksmen who are sharpshooters in a rifle squad and usually carry semi-auto accurized M14s or M16-based rifles.

Magazine Ban

In Reversal, Army Bans High-Performance Rifle Mags The message did not single out PMAGs, but instead authorizes only the use of Army-issued aluminum magazines. The message offers little explanation for the new policy except to state that “Units are only authorized to use the Army-authorized magazines listed in the technical manuals.” Nor does it say […]