Does cut defense budget mean the M4 is here to stay?

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

The Washington Times reports that there have been cuts a defense spending bill …

Senators diverted $2.6 billion in funds in a defense spending bill to pet projects largely at the expense of accounts that pay for fuel, ammunition and training for U.S. troops, including those fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to an analysis.

Lance, I think correctly, pointed out to me that this attitude of cutting defense spending to the max, probably guarantees that the M4 and M16 are not going anywhere anytime soon.

Many thanks to Daniel Watters for the link.

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  • TheH TheH on Jan 18, 2010

    I doubt the FNC is a piece of crap...and I also doubt FN doesn't know what they are doing

  • Adrian Adrian on Nov 06, 2010

    Greetings from Colombia.
    Here we use both rifles M-16 and Galil in two calibers 5.56x45 and 7.62x51 and the only sin of the Galil is its weight in comparassiom to an M-16 ,the M-16 is a delicate weapon and its used for assault missions ,but in long battles against the FARC the Galil its a rugged ,reliable and accurate weapon ,a Colombian soldier proof rifle.The galil ACE is too new ,it has to proove too much,the point is setting too high.
    By the way I am in the "Glorioso Ejercito de Colombia" first person witness.