Skip to comments.Iraqi Army receives M-16 and M-4 rifles
Posted on 05/11/2007 6:44:12 PM PDT by mdittmar
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It probably helps to know which gunshots are the good guys and which are the bad guys. Ditto on the color of the tracers.
If you want more attention to your thread, type “banglist” into the key words. That alerts the gunnys.
I suspect any improvement in shooting when they switch from AK to AR will because of the US issued optics or commercial-off-the-shelf optics they are mounting on their weapons over there.
The US Military learned that magnified optical gunsights and NVG were huge force multipliers in Iraq and Afghanistan.
M4, older model on bottom:
M16/AR15 (A4 variant):
My son owes his hide to the limitations of the AK-47, having live through an ambush with unfrienleies armed with them.
Thanks for the pix! They were great. I was a patrol dog handler and carried the “GAU” madel in the early 70s. Looked like the older M4
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