Monday, March 14, 2016

USMC phasing out 3-point slings and fixed sights

US Marines are going to see changes in gears, with legacy iron sights, carrying handle, and 3-point slings to be phased out.

Iron sights and handles will still be allowed, but it will not be replaced, and will be phased out. Micro Back up iron sights will replace it.

3-point slings will meet the same fate, and 2-point slings will be used

Additional authorized gear includes:

-M7 Rifle Combat Optic with horseshoe dot reticle pattern for the M16A4 and M4 rifles
-Special Operations Peculiar Modification, or SOPMOD, buttstock assembly for the M16A4, M4, M4A1 and M27 rifles
-M9A1 pistol holsters with light for left- and right-handed shooters

From: Marine Corps Times