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GLAS MRC by cityofthesouth GLAS MRC by cityofthesouth
The previously submitted outline detailed the purpose, concept, and role of this weapon. While the IWS [link] is the 90% solution, the MRC is the more specific, 10%. This gun is a complete system from cartridge to weapon, drum magazine to suppressor (coming soon). This system is designed to bridge the gap between the soldier's primary weapon and the machine gun. Designs aimed at this goal are being considered currently by our military. Additionally, there is call for common receiver weapons like the SCAR, and interest in a system that fills the PDW role. There are two schools of thought involved here to my way of thinking. The common receiver guns represent simplification, cost savings, and the over-lap in many weapon system's roles, while at the same time others have realized that there are specific roles that require specific systems. What I've found is something the industry has already discovered as it waits patiently for the military to catch up. The cartridge itself must change with the system because there is no single cartridge that can fit every situation in the same way that specialists need specialized tools and lego-guns must be adaptable. At the core of both schools of thought is a single understanding - we must tailor the tools for the job. This cannot be achieved, in my opinion, with further modification of legacy systems while at the same time, continue use of the 5.56mm cartridge in any of its as-issued forms. Good loads exist and if the 5.56 must be retained, it should be issued with a system like the IWS. The simple truth is that the shorter the barrel, the less effective the 5.56 becomes, a result of its misuse, not an inherent flaw in its design.

The flaw in lego-systems is that everything they accomplish can be achieved in a simpler way. If you use an intermediate cartridge like the 5.56 for your basis the problems should be obvious. Go short and loose effectiveness, go long and get a mediocre sniper system, add more ammunition and risk more abuse than an infantry system will take. While all of these caveats can be addressed, part swapping is still necessary and more so to effectively mitigate short comings. At the end of the day each soldier still needs a weapon and massive costs can be offset by putting an end to future weapon programs that don't make sense - programs often ringing to the tune of billions of dollars, with no new equipment issued when all is said and done. Meanwhile we question whether the man on the ground has the best kit available today. What little has been done to the M16 and its cartridge in the last 50 years might be considered incremental but barely.

The MRC (pictured with/left to right):
-earthy colored coating
-collapsible stock
-reversed safety orientation for more natural motion (ambi)
-mag release (ambi)
-bolt release @ trigger guard (ambi)
-reversible charging handle
-35 round magazine
-quick change barrel (in front of mag well)
-user configurable rail system 3, 6, and 9:00
-one piece upper receiver
-adjustable gas with presets (above muzzle)
-suppressor ready muzzle break
-11inch barrel

-stock modularity
-fully ambidextrous controls
-overall dimension reduction from M4 (not just length)
-American design that will instill fear in enemy
-purpose built cartridge surpassing 5.56 lethality
-enhanced durability, reliability
-designed specifically to provide and withstand SAW-like support when needed
-no more black, gun-shaped objects in troops hands
-zero compromise, purpose built system
-win fights at common fight distances
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Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
very nice design dude
543Bs0Za Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
cityofthesouth Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Hey did you ever finish that?
543Bs0Za Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
the link i posted it's not mine
someone else is working on it
cityofthesouth Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
ah i see .... do you know who? I want to see the finished product.
543Bs0Za Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
not sure but i can look
cityofthesouth Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
nah, no big deal. 
cityofthesouth Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
BTW .... are we going to see it rendered?
cityofthesouth Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
That is bad ASS! You may not be this far yet, but the bolt release is at the front of the trigger guard like an XCR. And you're welcome to change the stock however you like .... I never was happy with it, which is why I changed it in the other version I posted. Cool stuff.
Komkommerkiller Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! The logo reminds me of Bushmaster!
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