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LaRue Decides Not To Pursue US Army M110 Sniper Rifle Upgrade

After determining that the juice isn’t worth the squeeze, LaRue Tactical has decided to opt out of the US Army’s US Army’s Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System (CSASS) program which, as currently structured could resu in a replacement for the current M110 gas operated sniper rifle.


LaRue’s Thoughts on the M110 Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System (CSASS).

It’s no secret that LaRue Tactical is one of the contenders for the US Army’s Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System (CSASS). The CSASS solicitation is exploring the options for reconfiguring the existing M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System (SASS) currently available in Army inventory, or completely replacing the M110 with a new system.

At the recent SHOT Show, aisle-talk centered on impending and drastic military cuts. Rumors were flying, from aircraft carriers missing important scheduled maintenance, to drastically-reduced training flights, to warships stacking up in Pacific harbors …

Given the tsunami of cutbacks our military organizations are crashing head-on into, we feel the substantial costs required for LaRue Tactical to pursue the upcoming CSASS / M110-Upgrade would simply be a waste of resources.

While we believe that America’s Warfighters should always have the best, and that we are large enough to handle the project, our consensus is that the program will not gain full traction. We feel our money is better spent invested in people, processes, manufacturing infrastructure, and continued improvements to our product lines.

Henceforth, we are officially opting-out of the CSASS / M110-Upgrade solicitation.

However, let it be known that our doors are always open for OTS/OTC purchases … like recent customers: FBI-HRT, DEA, U.S. Marshals, DoE, Texas Rangers, just to name a few …


Mark LaRue – President
LaRue Tactical


2 Responses to “LaRue Decides Not To Pursue US Army M110 Sniper Rifle Upgrade”

  1. Kango says:

    Same thing with their M4 upgrade program, KAC and LWRCi and I think a couple others dropped out because as you say, the juice just wasnt worth the squeeze.

    • Toby says:

      S&W and Stag Arms were the other two
      I do think it’s the right decision though, given the number of canceled programmes in recent years (MHS and JCP for a start)