Thanks to Ralph Blewitt for the tip!
I hope this report is right and that the trend catches on in Australia.
I LOVE MY RIFLE!
SLR due to return to the British Army!!!
After 35 years out of circulation, the famous Self Loading Rifle is due to return to service for British Army Troops.
The SLR-A2, a 7.62mm weapon, will feature a modernised rail system and extended 30-round magazine.
This change comes after years of continuous failings of the Army’s current weapon system, the SA80, which was found to be much less powerful.
“We had a major issue with stopping power with the SA80” said Lt Gen Ian Wallace, Deputy Director of Defense Armaments, “The weapons system was simply not powerful enough to put down the enemy. With the new SLR-A2, you can guarantee that it will not fail with that task.”
While there is no current date announced for its integration, the news of the SLR’s return has been met with approval by both serving soldiers and veterans alike.
“It’s good to have a real man’s weapon back in the army” said Gary Lavelle, 64, formerly of the Light Infantry.
Some questions have been raised by critics lf the weapon system, with claims that the current generation of soldiers may struggle with the recoil from a larger calibre.