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March 8, 2019

The Marine Corps’ Much-Hyped M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle: A Total Dud?

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by Task and Purpose

“At the time, a whole bunch of different elements came together and didn't fall into place,” Wade told Task & Purpose.

The Marine Corps’ much-hyped M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle may have picked up a much-needed cost reduction , but the rifle’s troubles are still on full display.

Just days after the Marine Corps announced its intent to buy 15,000 M27 IARs from Heckler and Koch at around $1,300 per weapon — down from the eye-popping $3,000 price tag that rankled lawmakers in March — The Firearm Blog published a leaked copy of a 2016 report on M27 testing that raises questions about whether the new rifle is ready to field. A Marine expert, however, told Task & Purpose the Corps has already addressed the issues that emerged in this troubling report.
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