IARs are looking better and better

CW5 Wade, 2MarDiv’s Gunner, released another interesting video last week, this one on controllability of the M27 IAR on full-auto vs “aggressive semi-auto fire” — an argument the Marines have made since Guadalcanal.

While the video is interesting (here) the IAR they use is a really great set-up.

They are using Trijicon’s versatile VCOG Combat Sight, a 1-6x24mm scope built for CQB, long range and everything in between that has proven to be very popular, especially when compared to the M27s standard optic (the SU-258/PVQ 3.5x35mm Squad automatic-weapon Day Optic)– though both use a Larue Tactical base and an RMR backup on the top of the scope for reflex shooting. The suppressor and flip up sights are KAC. On the right-hand side, just out of sight, is an EOTech AN/PEQ-16B MIPIM LED IR illuminator. Add folding bipod, Blue Force Tactical sling, weapon mounted light (if anyone knows which model this is, drop it below) and a 30 round mag and the 9~ pound IAR jumps to more like 12 with a 30-rounder PMAG. Still, that’s better than a stock M249 and a heck of a lot more accurate and maneuverable.

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