FDM L5 Caseless Ammo Rifle

Oct 3, 2018

Category: Gear

There was a time when the United States Military was in possession of the greatest arsenal in the world. Unfortunately, as time has progressed, the availability of analogous weaponry has become widespread — meaning our dominance as a superpower has lessened significantly, especially when it comes to small arms. However, the Army is hoping to change that with a new rifle from Forward Defense Munitions called the L5.

Now, there are several unique features to be found within this gun, so we’ll start with the most impressive. The L5 features the ability to fire up to five bullets at a time, simultaneously. No, we don’t mean in quick succession, like in a machine gun. Rather, it boasts a single over-under style barrel (similar to some shotguns) with five separate bores — of which each can be loaded and fired at the exact same moment with a single pull of the trigger — resulting in super-accurate groupings unheard of with other rapid-fire firearms. This achievement is made possible, in conjunction with its unique barrel, by another revolutionary technology: the brand’s Charge Block case-less ammunition, a single loadable cartridge that contains five separate projectiles, primers, and propellant charges that can be snapped together in stacks and loaded into the L5. The end result is a remarkably formidable firearm that’s easier and faster to load, eliminating the need for extra magazines. It’s a remarkable new technology that could just give our soldiers the necessary edge on the battlefield.

Learn More: FDM

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