A Brief History Of The M16 Rifle

Video: When you think of the US Army and its firepower, you think about one gun in particular: the M16. The M16 has been the weapon of choice for the US armed forces since the early 1960's, and after a rocky start it has solidified its place as a modern military companion. This is it's brief history.

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    that's an article for Americans.

    after reading about American Exceptionalism and the Military complex, the answer is cos money.
    Not everyone has high regards for it
    http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/01/gun-trouble/383508/

    No mention of the forced adoption of the 5.56mm round for NATO that came with the m16 and well it's still up for argument whether it's any good.

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