Friday, June 15, 2018

Army Selects 10 Commercial Subcompact Weapons for Future Testing

Via John

The Army has selected Zenith Firearms’ Z-5K subcompact weapon along with other commercial subcompact weapons for future testing. (Photo: Zenith Firearms)
Zenith Firearms  Z-5K subcompact weapon. Amount: $39,060.

U.S. Army weapons officials plan to purchase subcompact weapons from 10 different gun makers for testing in an effort to better arm personal security detail units.

U.S. Army Contracting Command, on behalf of Project Manager Soldier Weapons, recently announced it will spend $428,480 to award sole-source contracts to Beretta USA, Colt Manufacturing Company, CMMG Inc., CZ-USA, Sig Sauer and five other small-arms makers for highly concealable subcompact weapon systems "capable of engaging threat personnel with a high volume of lethal and accurate fires at close range with minimal collateral damage," according to a June 6 special award notice.

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  1. I can't recall whether I read this suggestion here, but if one wants a sub-machine gun, bring back the M3A1 grease gun. It was pretty much made of stamped parts and one could probably by 100 of them for the price of the Z-5K.

    1. Good point. I had to leave one upon evacuation. (Saigon)