TESTING AND VALIDATION
For this test series, soldiers in the local reserve unit practised firing and reloading the C8 rifle using both their standard method, with magazines in their combat vest, and while using the Ammoback. Trials were conducted in the standing, kneeling and prone positions. In each case, 5 clips of ammunition, with 2 rounds of 5.56 x 45 mm ammunition in each clip, were discharged. A stop watch was used to determine the duration of each firing sequence. The testing was also video recorded to verify the stop watch.
Testing verified in each scenario that the reload time was significantly decreased through use of the Ammoback, with the improvement range from between 25% to 42%, depending upon firing position.