SOCOM to Evaluate SIG Sauer’s MCX Rattler

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    SOCOM to Evaluate SIG Sauer’s MCX Rattler

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    Almost a year ago, back in March 2017, US SOCOM posted a request for information (RFI) seeking proposals for conversion kits for M4A1 Carbine receivers. SOCOM sought a kit that would turn M4A1s into Personal Defence Weapons weighing less than 6lb, measuring less than 26 inches and chambered in .300 Blackout.

    It seems SOCOM may have found what they are looking for, as a a notice announcing the Army Contracting Command’s intention to “solicit, negotiate, and award a sole source contract to Sig Sauer” for a conversion kit was posted on FedBizOps 1st February.

    SIG Sauer’s MXC Rattler micro carbine (Rattler being the weapon’s trade name). The solicitation notice, however, refers to the system as an “MCX Personal Defense Weapon (PDW)”. The Rattler, introduced back in August 2017, more than meets SOCOMs request measuring just 23.5 inches overall and weighs 5.7 lbs.

    Continued: http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2018/02/09/socom-to-test-sig-sauers-mcx-rattler/
     
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