Over the past several weeks, soldiers of the Canadian Army have been talking smack and posting videos on just how fast they can field strip their C7 rifles. The gun, a variant of the M16A3 made by Colt Canada, is the country’s primary infantry rifle.
In early February, a soldier of the Canadian Grenadier Guards threw the gauntlet down with a 47-second run, but many pointed out she didn’t do a function check and put the optic on backward at first.
Then, a corporal of The Brockville Rifles came in at 42 seconds.
This soldier from the 34th Combat Engineers Regiment seems to be pretty fast with a time of just under 34 seconds.
However, in the four-way video below, a soldier with the Les Fusiliers du St-Laurent, a reserve unit in Quebec, pulls a time of under 30.
More on the C7A2 below, from a Colt Canada rep who is also a Canadian Forces reservist.