- May 14, 2008
- Living Free In The 603
Assault rifle used by Met Police's anti-terror officers is faulty and can fire without anyone pulling the trigger
An assault rifle used by the Metropolitan Police has been recalled after it was found to fire without anyone pulling the trigger.
US weapons firm SIG has warned police forces and security firms around the world to return their SIG Sauer MCX after problems with 'unintended discharge' were discovered.
However, SIG has assured the issue was not discovered in 'the field' but through 'extensive factory testing'.
It is now carrying out mass replacement of the gun's carriage assembly.
The company has ordered the automatic rifle to be returned immediately to its factory in New Hampshire, with the problem having potentially fatal consequences