With it's combination of speed, accuracy, and strength, the M-16 rifle has become the weapon of choice for those whose job it is to protect America and it's citizens... from SWAT teams battling crime on the nation's streets to soldiers serving in some of the most dangerous war zones around the world. In this high-octane program, get an inside look at the history, mechanics, and impact of this prolific assault rifle. Born in the high-tech labs of the aerospace industry, learn how the M-16 has the power to rip through steel at 400 yards and fire bullets at a shocking speed of 3,000 feet per second. Watch the actual footage of a SWAT team in L.A. taking down two would-be armed robbers after a fierce and dangerous gun battle. Join a team of military trainees as they get a crash course in how to handle the firearm to achieve the most accurate results. Finally, take a close look inside the M-16 and find out how the weapon is evolving to keep pace with the changing nature of the battlefield. Featuring staggering footage of the rifle in action, high-tech computer-generated graphics, and compelling expert interviews, High Impace: M-16 offers the ultimate profile of the ultimate assault weapon.