The NGSW as we approach SHOT 2020

I’m tired of politics for the moment and it’s Christmas Eve Eve so we are going back to my favorite tech topic of the moment, the Next Generation Squad Weapon.

Task & Purpose does a rundown on all three guns… well mostly the Textron… with a little on the Sig Sauer and a mention of the General Dynamics. They drift into the .338 general purpose machine gun development too. It’s not the best.


They show why the Textron rifle looks so goofy on the outside, as there is a lot going on the interior. The telescoping ammunition and the mechanics inside that run the system are near Rube Goldberg levels of complexity and that really gives me pause. But it has made it this far and FN, a known leader in the small arms space, didn’t.

I guess we’ll see. Jumbled and a little jumping around but this is the best look inside the Textron we have seen to date.

Keith Finch
Keith is the Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. A Certified Instructor since 2009, he has taught concealed weapons courses in the West Michigan area in the years since and continues to pursue training and teaching opportunities as they arise.