That is a "fact". I also prefer the AR platform for the reasons given. The early M16 issues were do to design changes and powder changes set by the Ordnance Division of the day. Had they left the design intact, many soldiers would have come home. It was a pissing contest between the Military brass and Kennedy's wizz kids.I remember reading awhile back the AK platform has been the most produced firearm ever.
The AUG never seems to get any respect. I have never had the chance to handle one. Can anybody tell me why they have such a negative reputation?The SLR eventually gave way to the tupperware Steyr AUG in 5.56 Nato and is currently issued to all troops, with the exception of the SAS who always appear to be carrying M4s (says a lot).
Being assigned to a VTR while in the 2nd Armor Division, we track crews hated trying to carry the M16 - just try and get it into position from the drivers hatch or TC Cupola... way to long....So, what is the most popular gun that people like in for warfare. I know there are the common rifles which are given, but what are the preffered guns?
Any vets care to share?
The Aug can't be shot left-handed, without significant changes to the firearm. While this is OK from a traditional military standpoint, fighting on open ground, the modern battlefield is more urban, and even right-handed shooters will need to shoot from their left side.The AUG never seems to get any respect. I have never had the chance to handle one. Can anybody tell me why they have such a negative reputation?
You are correct, it doesn't. But that's why you practice your controlled pairs. But the ability to carry the more ammunition, at almost 1/2 the weight, is a major advantage.From an Infantryman who has had the M4 in Iraq, I want a 7.62 to shoot back with. 5.56 doesn't drop people how a 7.62 does.
The shooter is the issue, not the round.I don't really care for the 9mm Beretta, took an MP at point blank range 2 mags to kill someone (I think it was cause he is 1 a MP and 2 it was a 9mm round).
According to the AMU (Army Marksmanship Unit) 3 years ago, they were only a stop-gap measure, until the Army was able to get enough M-16A4s for wide distribution. At this time, the only M-14s being issued should be to National Guard troops.M14's are SDM weapons right now. They have upgraded them with rail systems to fit the lasers and tac lights.
I understand the SCAR series. With your lack of training in controlled pairs, it makes a lot of sense that you would want a bigger round. But the 416 is still in 5.56. Since you have never had an issue with your rifle, just magazines, it won't solve anything.I would like to have the SCAR L or SCAR H or HK's 416.
I have kept magazines loaded for 3 months at a time, and they run just fine. I'm thinking that you just aren't performing the proper maintenance on your weapon system (cleaning your magazines after a patrol). It's very easy. Go to your S-6 and get a can of compressed air. Unload the magazine and spray it down with the air. Reload the magazine. Problem solved.Also the mags they give us for the M4/M16 suck. You have to put 27 rounds in them so they still feed after 3 weeks of having them loaded.
Where did the ingenuity in the Infantry go to? I picked up from a crusty 11B Staff Sergeant to put some hundred mile an hour tape on the bottom of the mag to prevent that. And I was Military Intelligence. I stopped doing that a while ago, because I've never had an issue with a magazine breaking due to going down hard on it.Then if you happen to hit the ground hard, you run the risk of breaking the welds on them.
SAW=goodness.Ive never had my weapon go down due to an issue with the weapon, it was always the mag. (I was happy they gave me the M249 to carry, belt fed weapons = happiness)
The top five rifles, from production numbers, are:The AK and AR pattern rifles are the two most common rifle in military service today. The AK has the most widespread use. I prefer the AR for the accuracy, weight, ergonomics, and faster magazine changes myself.
Since ive been in the Armsroom for my company Ive had 2 brand new M4 have messed up trigger and hammer assemblies. these are what their giving us for combat and their breaking out of the box the first time their fired.Since you have never had an issue with your rifle, just magazines, it won't solve anything.