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Old 03-13-2013, 09:10 PM   #1
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LaRue Tactical opts out of CSASS solicitation

Can't blame 'em. No use spending thousands of dollars to make submissions only to have the program scuttled, which it likely will.

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LaRue’s Thoughts on the M110 Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System (CSASS).

It’s no secret that LaRue Tactical is one of the contenders for the US Army’s Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System (CSASS). The CSASS solicitation is exploring the options for reconfiguring the existing M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System (SASS) currently available in Army inventory, or completely replacing the M110 with a new system.

At the recent SHOT Show, aisle-talk centered on impending and drastic military cuts. Rumors were flying, from aircraft carriers missing important scheduled maintenance, to drastically-reduced training flights, to warships stacking up in Pacific harbors ...

Given the tsunami of cutbacks our military organizations are crashing head-on into, we feel the substantial costs required for LaRue Tactical to pursue the upcoming CSASS / M110-Upgrade would simply be a waste of resources.

While we believe that America's Warfighters should always have the best, and that we are large enough to handle the project, our consensus is that the program will not gain full traction. We feel our money is better spent invested in people, processes, manufacturing infrastructure, and continued improvements to our product lines.

Henceforth, we are officially opting-out of the CSASS / M110-Upgrade solicitation.

However, let it be known that our doors are always open for OTS/OTC purchases ... like recent customers: FBI-HRT, DEA, U.S. Marshals, DoE, Texas Rangers, just to name a few ...

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LaRue Tactical
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:29 PM   #2
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Kevin Boland from KAC was pretty vocal on how much of a joke this submission program is too. The only reason why KAC is making a submission is because they are already supplying the military with the current M110 platform.

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If your read the CSASS PD (Distribution C or whatever, not for public release) you would not think it was written so well.

Frankly the way it was written it is impossible to do, mainly CSASS must a muzzle signature (smoke and flash) less than the M110 Suppressed. Tell me how a 16" gun with a muzzle mounted can is going to beat the 20" M110 with the back over the barrel can (large internal volume). Many other wonderful areas

How many years ago did the SEP Council vote to ECP the M110 into the M110K1 (tan ECC for all intensive purposes) and the Army rejected the ECP even though it would have allowed them to buy 1,000 guns for what 700 of the current config costed them (and yes that included the 3-18x Leupold). MARSOC converted their M110's to M110K1's but of course the Army won't let folks buy the gun that way. Since Crane has safety release and full fielding on the K1 some SOCOM outside of MARSOC have opted to buy the conversion kits, as the gun meets the current needs much better than the M110
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