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To: tanuki
In my time in the USMC I was very familiar with the M-16.

It sucks in sandy environments, like Camp Pendleton.

The AK is a "Chimp Rifle". Meaning that you could issue it to a chimpanzee and a year later it would still work.

The Iraqis are not chimps, but they are not Marines or US Army either.

I believe it would be better for them, and us, if we left them to a rifle they understand and know how to use.

Most of the fighting in Iraq is street-to-street. Short range. The extra accuracy of the M-16 is not required.

41 posted on 05/11/2007 9:08:28 PM PDT by LibKill ("RUDY GIULIANI" is just "HILLARY CLINTON" misspelled and wearing a dress.)
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To: LibKill; elmer fudd

Thanks for the insight, LibKill. I, too, am concerned about the effectiveness of the M-16 in a high particulate environment and with an army that is still being broken in.

Thanks, elmer fudd, for your info, too. I will look up AR15.com. The MAK 90 sounds like a nice arm.


45 posted on 05/11/2007 10:06:38 PM PDT by tanuki
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