“Officials then transfer the information to a database in Baghdad, to ensure accountability and to prevent the weapon from ending up in the wrong hands.”
I think that will mean more than better accuracy.
I hope the Iraqis like their new rifles ....
The Pentagon convinced them to spend around two billion of their oil money to replace the AK-47 with American weapons like the M-16.
Like all commie countries, they are hurting for hard currency ... but nobody wants those rifles, at any price. It's not the ammo, Russia sell .223 as as cheap as the AK-47 round. Just nobody wants them.
And after that maintenance unit got hit in Gulf War Two, can ya blame them?
PS. Is Iraq thinking about joining NATO???
As an owner of both (civilan versions) I can say I prefer the M-16. Take a 15K acre state park, fence it in, give me a cabin and him a cabin and give both of us supplies. Then say one of us gets an AK and the other an M-16 and that I get to pick first, I’ll pick the M-16. I know it’s limitations but if I see him at 200 yds, the game is over.
We are very excited about it, said a 9th Iraqi Army Division second lieutenant, whose name is withheld to protect his identity. We have been hearing about getting the new weapons for some time and finally they are here.
The sand will probably not be kind to the M16s.
I like the symbolism of this. The Kalashnikov is a symbol of third-worldism, communism, and terrorism. The M-16 is a symbol of the free world and being on the right side of history.
“The Iraqi government made the decision to crossover from standard AK-47 assault rifles to the American rifles as part of the reshaping of their military and security forces.”
Good gawd. The country is awash in AK-47s. What a waste.
The M-16 series rifle requires a LOT of maintainence and training for same. The M-16 is particularly sensitive to sand. Iraq has plenty of sand.
If there is an Iraqi who does not know how to use an AK that Iraqi is less than 4 years old.
Since this thread has a bunch of ‘keyboard kommandos’, I was wondering if I could get a straight answer to a question.
Does anyone know the standard accuracy of an AK-47? Now, I’m not talking about a cherry-picked, accurized AK. Nor am I talking about one with match ammo. I’m talking about a Third World-issued AK with Warsaw Pact ammo. One concession, maybe, with a milled receiver and not a cruddy AKM stamped receiver. I’m just curious what our Spec Forces people run across when it comes to accuracy.
Now that Mookie and his douchbag brothers are kicked out, its time to arm our friends.
Okay, I missed this one. What is an M-4 Rifle? Anyone got a picture?
The shift from AK to AR is a sign they are becoming professionals.
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.