The Baltimore Sun's Gus Sentementes reports today on a Highlandtown company building a possible replacement rifle for the M4. The new gun could be used by the Army, as well as by municipal police in Baltimore.
While most Baltimore police officers carry .40 Caliber Glock pistols, tactical officers have higher-firepower at their disposal. Gus' story on Adcor, a machine shop best known for bottling equipment, has come up with what is described as a "powerful and durable automatic rifle" that doesn't easily jam.
Even if the Army decides to stick with the M4, [Adcor owner Jimmy] Stavrakis sees a ripe market for selling Adcor's rifle to domestic law enforcement agencies across the country and to U.S. allies overseas. Already, the Baltimore Police Department's SWAT team has started using the BEAR in training, while law enforcement agencies elsewhere also are testing it, Adcor officials said.