Infantry platoon Sgts and platoon commanders carry M4’s and from what I’ve heard, they will continue to do so. As pictured even Squad leaders are choosing to carry M4’s. In that specific battalion the M4 can be carried. They have all of their M27’s as well.You’ve been in the military long enough to know that preferences meant squat. You carry what’s issued to you.
I’m sure that there are Marines who prefer M1911A1, M45A1, M9, M9A1, M007. Yet they’re going to get the M18 issued to them because The Corps said so. Right now the M27 is what Marine Infantry is getting. Who knows in the future, maybe the USMC might want to get the M5 and join in the fun.
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