The SHOT show in Vegas is in full swing right now and I always keep my eye out for new products that really seem to be innovative for the modern battlefield. Out of all the stuff I have seen from this year this video on Beretta’s ARX-160 is really cool. There are lots of quality carbines out there, of which a handful, along with the ARX-160, are still in the running for the US Army’s “Individual Carbine” competition that will by and large replace the M4 and potentially other weapons as well. Still, this Beretta really has some great features and expands on defunct polymer based attempted M4/M16 replacements from the past. Beretta’s are great guns if you buy the right “lineage.” Some of their off products can be finicky but the 92/96/M9 series of pistols are one of my favorite handguns, and without a doubt my favorite steel hi-capacity pistol hands down. Also, their AL391 line of automatic shotguns is unsurpassed in recoil reduction and points naturally while retaining a classic look. Anyways, good luck to Beretta on this, it seems to be a worthy replacement for the M4, both in evolution and in function, if it performs as promised during testing.