Suppressor upgrade to OUR Special Ops even more deadly
Defense Specialist Allison Barrie on how the United States’ elite Special Operations warriors are now even more deadly when upgraded, cutting-edge suppressor a new addition to their arsenal.
U. S. Special Operations are a remarkable, formidable force to be admired and feared all over the world. Now, the military elite warriors are set to be even more lethal with a new addition to their arsenal.
Approximately $48 million in new, cutting-edge suppressors will be in the hands of America’s highest military staff, improve their capabilities on the battlefield.
For several years, Special Operations Command is hunting for the best suppressed upper receivers for their M4A1 carbines.
They have selected the Sig Sauer MCX SURG System to upgrade these weapons. The new Sig suppressor will provide accuracy, speed and reliability.
And, of course, provide excellent acoustic insulation. The new suppressors are made of ultra-sophisticated materials.
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Sig Sauer has a specific looking, revolutionary approach of the oppressors. They look nothing like the suppressors you see in movies and TV shows – this gun suppressors are tubeless. They have eliminated the outer tube are usually seen with the oppressors.
File picture (us Army)
In addition to reducing weight, this tubeless design increases the volume, lowering the pressure and temperature for enhanced durability and industry-leading signature to reduce.
One of the keys to this achievement is the special “baffle” design.
The Weapon M4A1
M4A1s have the tendency to be used by military special operations. The M4 Carbine was adopted in 1994 to replace the M16 for some functions. The M4 provided a shorter and lighter variant. The M4A1 is a fully automatic version of this weapon.
Made by FN, the M4A1 weighs in at about 6.36 pounds with a 14.5-inch long barrel. The total length is somewhere between the 29.75 inch to 33. Cartridges are the 5.56x45mm (.223) NATO cartridge that is magazine fed with a mag capacity of 30 rounds.
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The M4A1 trigger group settings: safe, semi-automatically or fully automatically. The trigger pull is 5.5 to 9.5 rounds, and it has a 700-900 RPM of the fire.
File photo (U. S. Marine Corps)
This weapon fires using a direct impingement gas operating system and has an effective range of about 500 to 600 meters (1,640 feet to 1,969 feet).
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What impact does a suppressor have?
Oppressors are often referred to as “silencers.” The goal is to make a weapon as quiet as possible. But it is not only about the sound, but also about other “signatures” that could reveal your location to an enemy. Another important tell is visual – the flash. Add a good suppressor to your weapon will also reduce, if not contain, this visual cue.
One of the reasons they are referred to as suppressors and not silencers – by the military and law enforcement, because the vast majority on the public market, not to achieve something in the near silence.
The reduction of the noise is not just about exposing your location and the actions of the enemy, can also make it easier for special operations teams to communicate with each other on the battlefield. For these warriors, and their ears are constantly exposed to gunfire throughout the year, because they are either training or deployed. An excellent suppressor is the key to a better protection of their hearing.
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A common misconception is that suppressors reduce power in many ways, such as reducing the range and lethality.
Sig Sauer SBR with silencer (Sig Sauer)
This new Sig Sauer suppressors are an excellent DoD investment. They will definitely increase the lethality of our elite forces and make them more difficult to kill.
To achieve selection, the oppressors are under the attention were challenged to meet the hard core of requirements. The test was rigorous, extensive and complete.
The MCX SURG also had to meet the very high standards for sound insulation. It was also against the firing of specifications – a suppressor to increase effectiveness in combat, and absolutely not subject to the trade on lethality. Accuracy, speed and reliability are of great importance.
There were also very demanding standards for temperature and vibration standards that both the effectiveness and the safety of the users.
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The Ministry of Defence of revived the Suppressed Upper Receiver Group (SURG) in 2017. This program aims to upgrade and optimize of military weapons for continuous, suppressed use on the battlefield.
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After years of searching for the best solution, it was decided that the Sig Sauer MCX suppressor done better than the competition and the prize was recently issued.
FN M4A1 rifle (FN)
What is the following?
This is the second M4 conversion Sig Sauer is the help of the AMERICAN Special Operations Forces, with this year.
Earlier this year, Special Operations Command (SOCOM) purchased Sig Sauer MCX Rattlers. Rattlers are personal defense weapons available on the open market, and the room standard 5.56 mm rounds and .300 Black-out. For the operators, this can be very useful for CQB (close quarter battle). These are built with the M4A1 lower receiver.
The new MCX SURG suppressors will be rolled into the Special Operations Forces in the next five years.
Allison Barrie is a defense specialist with experience in more than 70 countries, who recommends the highest level of defence and national security, a lawyer with four postgraduate degrees, and author of the definitive guide, Future Weapons: Access Granted, to purchase, in 30 countries. Barrie hosts the new hit podcast “Tactical Talk”, where she gives listeners a direct access to the most fascinating of the Special Operations warriors each week and to learn more about the FOX Firepower host and columnist, click here or follow her on Twitter @allison_barrie and Instagram @allisonbarriehq.