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Old 02-13-2014, 08:16 PM   #11
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Not a lot of street criminals here with RPGs. As far as anyone can use-
1. What happens if you fire one from the left shoulder?
2. 10 mph wind from right to left. Target at 300 meters. For windage, do you hold to the right or left of target, and why?
I don't know about #1, but I know the answer for #2. It is a rocket afterall.
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American weapons are much more "complicated"(somebody would say "better designed and engineered").
I doint see how any countries could say their firearms are better designed than other countries. Some will be better some will be won't . The fact that American soldiers uses these weapons over their own designs is a example of this. So American soldiers are already familiar with some foreign weapons.
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I watched something on one of the cable news channels a while back on this topic..US Soldiers are not to use enemy weapons unless life or death situation. Reason being..the AK has a distinctly different sound to it..and could draw friendly fire. Some interviewed said units would keep a few AKs they collected around in case they shot somebody they weren't supposed to. and needed to plant one.....Never been there....so dont know how true any of that is....

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[QUOTE=rn-cindy;1505916]I watched something on one of the cable news channels a while back on this topic..US Soldiers are not to use enemy weapons unless life or death situation. Reason being..the AK has a distinctly different sound to it..and could draw friendly fire. Some interviewed said units would keep a few AKs they collected around in case they shot somebody they weren't supposed to. and needed to plant one.....Never been there....so dont know how true any of that is....[/QUOTE

I guess the word did not get out to everybody.

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1. The launcher has a gas relief port on the right side. When firing from the right shoulder, vents away from you. Fire one from the left shoulder, jet of gas goes into your neck.

2. Yep- it is a rocket. However, the exhaust ports for he rocket motor are not at the rear of the round, but forward, right behind the warhead. Fins are on the back. Because of that, the RPG steers INTO a crosswind. If wind is right to left, your point of aim is to the LEFT of target. Wind will turn it back towards the target.

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Most folks that have seen a round for the RPG see it before it is fired. Fins are not visible, unfold in flight.

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Well....since most of my guns are foreign, I would say this American is pretty good with them.

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I own or have owned an SKS, Mosin Nagant, Yugo Mauser, Swiss K-31, AR-15, numerous Bolt and semi auto guns. I do my own gunsmithing. I do not believe that a gun exhists that I could not figure out in very short order.

Any true "Gun Guy" should be able to figure out how to use an enemy's weapon in pretty short order.

There are a lot of things that right handed people don't consider. If I were to pick up a bullpup type of rifle I would shoot it weak handed so as not to eject hot brass into my own face. That would be important to know as I am left handed.

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That was one of the things I enjoyed in the Army. In RVN I was task with destroying the weapons caches we found so I got to pick through them and keep what I wanted and what I need for 'scrounging'.
Secondly, I spent 8 year in an SF unit so part of our 'training' was becoming familiar with as many small arms as possible.

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I hope I never have to find out if I can fix any foreign military weapons. If I am trying to fix a foreign military weapon it is red dawn in real life.

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I hope I never have to find out if I can fix any foreign military weapons. If I am trying to fix a foreign military weapon it is red dawn in real life.
If you can fix an AR...then you will have no problem with Eastern or Western European weaponry.
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