Aside from the obvious countless legal hoops to jump through, is there any reason why a company that designs and manufactures small arms could not come into existence and operate from the UK? The fact that we have nobody to rival HK / Colt / Beretta / FN seems ridiculous. Given the pedigree that exists in the UK for world leading, break through design and innovation, coupled with an abundance of recent, relevant and expert end user input that would be available to any new design, it seems stupid that we lack the capability. So, I put it to you fellow ARRSErs that we form a consortium, there are enough of us here to fund it with relatively little input, a broad background of expertise amongst users and enough operational experience and expertise, to allow the design of something remarkable. I saw that they are inviting applicants for next year's apprentice, I wonder if Alan Sugar would get into the arms business...Amshooters it could be called.