This may be old news for some of you but AR fans should be relieved to know that the US Army has just granted a contract to Remington for another 2 years worth of carbines.
“According to the Department of the Army’s Chief of Legislative Liaison, the Army today executed a delivery order to buy 24,000 M4A1s worth $16,163,252.07. The rifles will be made at Remington’s factory in Ilion, N.Y., from the Colt technical data package and will cost about $673.10 a copy. That’s a significantly lower price than the final order of Colt produced M4A1s the government paid $1221 for in a 2010 contract.……
The delivery schedule has Remington producing 2000 M4 carbines a month. Remington’s first delivery of 1000 rifles is due in August, 2013, then 1475 are due a month later. After this two-month ramp up, full rate production is expected at 2000 rifles delivered monthly through June, 2014 with a final delivery of 736 rifles in July, 2014.
It’s good to know that the platform won’t become obsolete in the near future. Some sites are recommending that AR owners get any parts they need ASAP since there may be some unusual demand on the existing supply.
Choate Machine is now offering an Essential AR15 Parts Kit. It could be a good time to check into it.
Here’s our review of the kit.by