The Marine Corps is known for fielding older equipment. In fact, it’s something we have always taken pride it – but this story isn’t about pride. It’s about protecting a cherished sliver of the Marine Corps armorer community, the Precision Weapons Section (PWS), at the expense of actual snipers in the field. Their rifles simply don’t have a range that matches the level of their training and expertise, nor the range of the weapons that are being used against them. It needs to change.