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Posted: 5/29/2001 7:20:30 PM EDT
Grand Junction, Colorado) -- A little-known Colorado company has beat out Hartford-based Colt's Manufacturing for a 23-million-dollar contract to upgrade M-16 rifles for the Air Force. CAP-CO Incorporated beat out Colt's after a convoluted three-year battle for the contract. CAP-CO initially lost out to Colt's when the contract was put out for bidding in 1998. But Colt's bid was apparently too low, and the gun-making giant defaulted. CAP-CO expects its work force to expand from 115 to about 150 for the 30 months it will take to make the upgrade kits, which improve the M-16's accuracy, range and penetration capability.
Link Posted: 5/29/2001 7:38:51 PM EDT
techranger, Are there any more specfic details on the upgrades? This is great news for G.J. WOOHOO [beer]
Link Posted: 5/29/2001 8:51:02 PM EDT
CAP-CO is just upgrading the A1s into A2s.
Link Posted: 5/29/2001 8:56:05 PM EDT
Does this mean surplus A1 parts on the market? Could be a way to add a retro look to that A2 AR15.
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