This 5-barrel electronic rifle could become the Army’s replacement for the M16
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Service members joining the United States military today are generally issued a rifle that would look familiar to anyone that’s worn an American uniform since 1963. The M16 has seen several versions. But young troopers today essentially carry the same rifles as their grandfathers in Vietnam. The general operating principles haven’t changed all that much since the first American troops carried muskets into battle: a single barrel, a mechanical firing mechanism, and the same basic shape could characterize just about every service rifle that’s ever been adopted by a military. But now there’s a man from Colorado Springs that may change all that.