Tag: mcx

Gone by 2020: G36 Replacement Schedule Released by German Bundeswehr – New Rifle to Be Chosen by 2019

The timeline for the replacement of the troubled G36 rifle with a new yet-to-be-selected weapon has been announced by the Bundeswehr. The German System Sturmgewehr Bundeswehr (SSB)program was announced on February 3rd, 2016, with the solicitation itself being released [Read More…]

Industry Day at the Range: Lancer MPX couplers, MCX Handguard | SHOT 2017


Lancer Systems brought out some particularly relevant products for the Industry Range Day this year, most notably components for the Sig Sauer MPX and MCX. Since Lancer already manufactures MPX magazines, the company answered an RFI from a European Law Enforcement agency to produce magazine couplers [Read More…]

BREAKING: French Defense Procurement Department CONFIRMS Heckler & Koch HK416 Win for French Rifle Contract

If any of you still had doubts about the HK416’s rumored win of the French AIF (Arme Individuelle du Futur – Future Individual Weapon) contract, doubt no more. The French DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement, their defense procurement office) has released [Read More…]

TFB’s Weight Omnibus Part 3.1: Stragglers!

The most consistent request I received in the comments of my Weight Omnibus posts (if you didn’t catch them, here are Part I, Part II, and Part III) was to continue to expand the content of this series, both in the guns measured and the analysis of them. Further [Read More…]

SIG MCX PDW Photos

Ten Pound Monkey sent us these photos from the AUSA Expo of the upcoming SIG MCX PDW. The upper receiver contains a short stroke gas piston system with a forward recoil spring, doing away with the need for a buffer tube and [Read More…]