I spent the first four months of a 12-month deployment armed with two sniper rifles; the M24 and the M110. My 10th Mountain Division sniper section was deployed to RC East, Logar, Afghanistan where we would experience the crippling inability of performing the job… Continue Reading “Prelude – xm2010”
On the 15th of January 2009, the Army issued Request for proposal (RFP) to the firearm industry for rapid Reconfiguration of the M24E1. Requirements for the solicitation were developed by a collaboration of efforts from the warfighter, the Soldier Requirements Division, engineers at the ARDEC Picatinny Arsenal. Several companies competed for the contract. Accuracy… Continue Reading “Development Overview – xm2010”
The unfamiliar sound was shrapnel from the bomb itself landing all around us. It lasted for what seemed like forever, but in reality about 30-seconds, for all the debris to fall out of the sky. I was anticipating body parts to fall as well but only steel and rock peppered the area.