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Commandant approves M4 as standard weapon for Marine Infantry

BREAKING NEWS!! According to the Marine Corps Times, the Marines finally approves the M4 rifle as their standard weapon After Years for using the M16 as their main assault rifle! Read the facts below.

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“MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — It’s official — the M4 carbine has replaced the M16A4 as the universal rifle of Marine Corps infantry.

Commandant Gen. Robert Neller has signed off on the switch making the M4 the primary weapon for all infantry battalions, security forces and supporting schools no later than the end of September 2016, according to an internal memo released by Lt. Gen. Ronald Bailey, deputy commandant for Plans, Policies and Operations via the Automated Message Handling System.

The recommendation was first made over the summer to then-commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford, and its final approval was one of Neller’s first orders of business after succeeding Dunford Sep. 24, according to Marine Corps officials.”

 

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