The U.S. Army TACOM is introducing a new M4 Enhanced Performance Magazine, according to a TACOM Maintenance Information Message first reported by Soldier Systems.net.
The new magazine will feature a tan body and blue follower and will be engineered to address feeding issues with M855A1 ammunition, according to Soldier Systems.
The M4 EPM has been assigned NSN 1005-01-630-9508 and will be introduced through attrition of the current magazine.
The Army first started to improve M4 magazines in 2008 after reliability tests found that the original follower caused many of the weapon’s feeding malfunctions during the test.
We will be watching for further updates.