Army Finds Fix for M4 Rifle Glitch

The Army believes it has found a fix for a glitch in the M4 and M4A1 assault rifles that causes the weapon to unintentionally fire, officials told Stars and Stripes last week.

“We know what the problem is, and we know what the fix is,” said R. Slade Walters, a spokesman for the Army’s Tank-automotive and Armaments Command. “The problem is fixed by modifying the selector to remove the tolerance issue and the fault.