“US Servicemen Could Have A New Rifle In Their Hands By 1996”

    The video below, which was released in 1990, shows the four rifles that were battling it out become the Army’s next generation Advanced Compact Rifle. It is amusing to see what was considered a good idea back then, like the high sight rib on the Colt ACR (pictured above) which was supposed to help with “point shooting”. On the other hand it is sad to see rifles more than a two decades old with more advanced ammunition than we have available to us today.

    Many thanks to crisara772 for the tip.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!