In this week’s print edition of Marine Corps Times, there’s a story about the full rollout of M27 Infantry Automatic Rifles to the fleet beginning early next year. I won’t give it all away here, it’s fair to say dozens of battalions will receive the weapon in coming months following Commandant Gen. Jim Amos’ decision last summer to approve full fielding.
With that in mind, we invited a representative from Heckler and Koch, the maker of the IAR, to Marine Corps Times last week. Along with Rob Curtis of the Military Times Gear Scout blog, I got a look at the weapon’s bells and whistles.
There are a lot of rumors about which magazines will fit in the rifle, so Rob decided to address those to the extent possible, too. Check this video out:
To check out Rob’s take on the weapon and two dozen close-up photographs, surf over to Gear Scout.