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U.S. Army Advanced Combat Rifle Program Guns

The U.S. Army's ACR program of the 1980s failed to find a viable successor to the storied Colt M16 rifle line.

U.S. Army Advanced Combat Rifle Program Guns

The U.S. Army's ACR program of the 1980s failed to find a viable successor to the storied Colt M16 rifle line.

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During the 1980s, the United States Army attempted to find a replacement for its venerable Colt M16 series rifle family by adopting a design that improved upon first-hit probability by as much as 100%. A handful of entries were considered and, after hundreds of millions of dollars were spent, the program was ended with no clear winner.


There are a total of (4 U.S. Army Advanced Combat Rifle Program Guns in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.





AAI ACR (Advanced Combat Rifle)
Prototype Assault Weapon
Picture of the AAI ACR (Advanced Combat Rifle)
001
National Flag Graphic
1989
Colt ACR (Advanced Combat Rifle)
Experimental Prototype Assault Weapon
Picture of the Colt ACR (Advanced Combat Rifle)
002
National Flag Graphic
1989
Heckler & Koch HK G11
Caseless Assault Rifle
Picture of the Heckler & Koch HK G11
003
National Flag Graphic
1989
Steyr ACR (Advanced Combat Rifle)
Experimental Assault Weapon
Picture of the Steyr ACR (Advanced Combat Rifle)
004
National Flag Graphic
1989
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