[ExI] Army might have found its new rifle in Colorado Springs garage

John Grigg possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 2 02:08:31 UTC 2018

"The Army adopted its battle rifle in 1963 and has spent 55 years looking
for a replacement for the M-16 and its variants.

They might have found it in Martin Grier’s Colorado Springs garage. Grier,
a self-described inventor who has worked at a local bed and breakfast,
built the new “ribbon gun” with a hobbyist’s tools. It looks like a
space-age toy drawn by a fifth-grader.

But goofy origins and cartoon-looks aside, this could be the gun of the
future. The Army is studying Grier’s gun and has ordered a military-grade

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