More Rangers with SCAR rifles

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

The Rangers were showing off their new SCAR rifles on the weekend.

Rangers from 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, G.A. stand at attention on the infield of the Lowes Motor Speedway as they are honored for their service to the nation during the Coca Cola 600 NASCAR pre-race military appreciation show in Concord, N.C. on May 24, 2009. (U.S. Army photo by Trish Harris, USASOC News Service)

A large high resolution version of the photo can be seen here.
Can anyone tell me what the device attached onto the muzzle is? I am guessing it a device to prevent the gun firing or chambering a round?

Hat Tip: Defense Tech

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Dax Dax on Dec 07, 2009

    Strange. None of the soldiers have magazines in their rifles but the one third to the right. Wonder why? Assuming they were firing blanks then they should all have mags. If the guns are for show, then there shouldn't be mags in any. Thoughts?

  • Mick Mick on Feb 23, 2010

    I'm a stickler for making things look good at these kinds of events, and these soldiers are an embarrassment. There seems to be no standard for how the weapon is slung, the position of the buttstock, and as brought up by Dax, one moron actually has a magazine in his rifle while the others don't!

    When it comes to combat it doesn't matter in the least how each guy wants to sling his weapon etc, but in the public eye where their only real job is to look the part, even the little things like they aren't all wearing the same color belts makes a difference.

    Back to the original question... due to the color of the covers, it only makes sense that they are BFA's.

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