How to access government reports on military rifle data


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Bartholomew Roberts
March 27, 2007, 10:00 AM
Welcome to DTIC-STINET (Science and Technical Information Network)
http://stinet.dtic.mil/

This link contains reams of data on practically every military rifle going back to the M14. Want to know how gender and rifle stock length affect marksmanship? There is a study here on it (search term "M4 Carbine"). Want to know what happens when you fire and M16 and M4 barrel until they explode? That study is here too (search term "Rock Island Arsenal", item #19). Want to see a comparative analysis of the XM8 and M4 carbines? You paid for it as a taxpayer and the government has made available all unclassified info of these studies at the above link.

You'll need Adobe Acrobat to read the studies as they are all in PDF format. They also run the gamut (not just weapons). All I ask is that if you find a particularly cool study, you post the search terms you used to find it, the item number, and the title of the study so the rest of us can read it.

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Bartholomew Roberts
March 27, 2007, 10:47 AM
Here are a couple of interesting ones:

Title: A Comparison of Target Detection and Rifle Marksmanship During Live and Simulator Firing with and without Caffeine Consumption
AD Number: ADA414470 Corporate Author: DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TORONTO (CANADA) Personal Author: Keefe, Allan A. Tikuisis, Peter Report Date: January 01, 2003 Media: 42 Pages(s) Distribution Code: 01 - APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE Report Classification: (Not Available). Source Code: 444784 From the collection: Technical Reports

Title: Enhancing Combat Effectiveness, The Evolution of the United States Army Infantry Rifle Squad Since the End of World War II
AD Number: ADA407058 Corporate Author: ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS Personal Author: Karcher, Timothy M. Report Date: May 01, 2002 Media: 104 Pages(s) Distribution Code: 01 - APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE Report Classification: (Not Available). Source Code: 037260 From the collection: Technical Reports

Title: Rapid Semiautomatic Fire and the Assault Rifle. Firing Rate Versus Accuracy
AD Number: ADA394804 Corporate Author: ARMY RESERVE COMMAND ATLANTA GA Personal Author: Westrom, Mark A. Report Date: August 13, 2001 Media: 17 Pages(s) Distribution Code: 01 - APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE Report Classification: (Not Available). Source Code: 426718 From the collection: Technical Reports

Sven
March 27, 2007, 11:06 AM
Wow, talk about a treasure chest of info.

10-Ring
March 27, 2007, 11:20 AM
Thanks for the link! Just a couple of quickie searches & now I've got ALOT to read! Thanks ;)

Trebor
March 27, 2007, 12:20 PM
Great stuff. Thanks.

Hoppy590
March 27, 2007, 12:43 PM
my lord.

its like the CMP had a love child with Google. and now we have this wonder of the internet. :eek:


well atleast i have enough reading for a while

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