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Crane Issues Intent To Extend Sole Source 5 Year Contract For Combat Assault Rifle

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Late last month, Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division, issued an intent to extend a sole source contract to FN Herstal, to procure the Combat Assault Rifle (CAR), engineering services and PIO Spares and data in accordance with the Performance Specification and the Statement of Work. Once known as the SOF Combat Assault Rifle, this Modular weapon system lost the SOF designator (at least funding-wise) a few years back. The program goes back 15 years, it known in Acquisition circles as CAR and is comprised of the Mk 16, Mk 17 and Mk 20 Sniper Support Rifle.

The contract currently in place runs out this month. An extension will keep the guns running which are already in service and offer the ability to buy more if the need arises. But most interestingly, this contract can be used to modify the Mk 20 SSRs used by Naval Special Warfare from 7.62 NATO to the newly adopted 6.5 Creedmoor round.

USSOCOM plans to convert their fleet of Sniper Support Rifles to 6.5 CM. For NSW, that means the Mk 20. With this contract, the process is pretty straight forward. They are weapons acquired under Major Force Program 11, USSOCOM’s procurement budget. The move to 6.5 CM is also a SOF requirement. However, Army SOF uses the M110, the US Army’s version of the Knights Armament Corp’s SR25 which also currently fires the 7.62 NATO cartridge. As the USASOC M110s are provided by the Army, but the move to 6.5 CM is a SOF unique requirement, there is question as to who will pay for the 6.5 CM conversion and what role the US Army might play in the conversion. It’s an Army rifle, but the caliber is a SOF requirement. A similar situation may face Marine Special Operations Command for their M110s which SOCOM recently modified to the K-1 configuration. Having said that, Knight’s, Geissele Automatics and CGS have all demonstrated complete 6.5 CM upper receiver groups compatible with the M110.

In other 6.5 CM news, word is that we should expect the Advanced Sniper Rifle to undergo an Engineering Change Proposal once a weapon is selected. Current requirements include 7.62 NATO along with 300 Norma Magnum and 338 NM. The 7.62 NATO requirement facilitates shorter training ranges and ensures the weapon is compatible with the Sniper Support Rifle. But with the SSRs converting to 6.5 CM, it doesn’t make any sense to have a 7.62 capability with ASR. Luckily, the conversion to 6.5 CM is simple.

Finally, an as-yet-unnamed federal agency has also committed to 6.5 CM for its rifles. We expect more to follow suit.

DSG Holsters at 2017 NRAAM

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Featuring Expanded Range of Models

Fort Worth, TX, April 17, 2017 – Kydex holster manufacturer DSG HOLSTERS, a subsidiary of DSG ARMS, will return to the NRA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia April 28 – 30, 2017, with a greatly expanded range of gun models in our top-selling holster styles, including the recently-announced FN 509™ – an all-new 9MM striker-fired pistol from FN America, LLC.

“As an official LE/MIL Distributor for FN firearms, we’re especially pleased to be able to provide aftermarket support for the new striker-fired FN 509™ through our subsidiary company DSG Holsters” stated Zack Jones, Vice President of Operations for DSG Arms. “We will have both inside and outside waistband holster styles available for the FN 509™ in stock and ready to sell at the NRA Annual Meeting next week.”

NRAAM visitors will find the full array of DSG brand holsters (both inside-waistband/outside-waistband), magazine carriers, and belts in two locations: DSG Holsters Booth #5059 and the DSG Arms show trailer located at the entrance of the Georgia World Congress Center.

2017 NRAAM Show Specials:

· DSG Alpha Outside-Waistband Holsters – NRA SPECIAL $45
· DSG CDC Inside-Waistband Holsters – NRA SPECIAL $39
· DSG HR & HR Vertical Outside-Waistband Holsters – NRA SPECIAL $40
· DSG Single Pistol/Rifle Magazine Carriers – NRA SPECIAL $25
· DSG Double Magazine Carriers – NRA SPECIAL $30
· DSG Alpha Belts – NRA SPECIAL $49

Additional Information:

The FN 509™, an all-new 9mm striker-fired pistol from FN America, LLC., was born out of the company’s effort to produce a contender for the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System (MHS) competition and has been further enhanced to meet the needs of U.S. law enforcement and commercial customers. Built on the proven architecture of the FNS™ Compact, FN made changes internally and externally to meet the rigorous performance standards of the MHS requirements and further developed the platform into the FN 509™ with help from industry experts.

To see the new FN 509™ in person, visit the FN Booth (#2429) at the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings, held April 28 – 30, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. To read more on the design and development of the FN 509™ or to find a dealer near you, please visit www.fnamerica.com.

DSG Holsters, a division of Defense Solutions Group, Inc. and distributed by DSG Arms, is a Texas-based kydex holster manufacturing company. Crafted and assembled in Fort Worth, the DSG series of Alpha, CDC, HR & HR Vertical Holsters and Magazine Carriers have been adopted by civilians, law enforcement, military and government agencies throughout Texas and North America. DSG Holsters combine innovative and efficient technology with old school craftsmanship back by our Satisfaction Guaranteed – Limited Lifetime Warranty. Visit our site for a complete listing of available DSG Holster styles and gun models: https://dsgarms.com/holsters.

SHOT Show – FN Herstal

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

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Part of the FN Military Collectors Series, the FN M249S is a semi-automatic, civilian-legal variant of the proven M249 SAW, originally developed as the FN MINIMI, and adopted by the US Military in 1988. It features closed-bolt operation, with a gas piston system, and can feed either from 200-round linked ammo belts, or 30-round STANAG magazines. The receiver of the M249S is constructed of formed steel, and comes with a steel bipod and a top-cover integrated 1913 Picatinny rail for optical attachment. Additional features include:

  • 20.5″ cold hammer-forged barrel
  • Hard chrome-plated bore and chamber
  • Quick-change barrel capability
  • removable heatshield
  • Ergonomic polymer buttstock
  • Crossbolt safety
  • Non-reciprocating charging handle
  • www.fnamerica.com/products/collector-series/m249s