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1 posted on 10/29/2010 10:52:06 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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Full auto fire is a waste of ammunition, plus it overheats the weapon to the point of malfunction. The army needs to teach fire discipline like the Marines. The army does a lot of spray and pray.


2 posted on 10/29/2010 10:57:07 PM PDT by Roklok
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A US Special Forces soldier armed with a M4A1 Carbine, fitted with an underslung M203 40mm grenade launcher, aimed with a M68 Close Combat Optic red dot sight. This M4A1 also has a AN-PEQ2 and a torch fitted to the Rail Interface System (RIS). US DoD photo


4 posted on 10/29/2010 11:01:23 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld
I think I'd trust the guy on the ground to decide whether he wanted to fire semi or full and give him that option rather than some pencil necked bean counter who hasn't seen the sun in a decade.

Quite a few of our frontline troops are not on their first deployment to a combat zone so let's let them make the call.

Wonder what the status is of the piston upgrades or is that even in the works? Yeah, silly question.

6 posted on 10/29/2010 11:06:04 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

If I were going into Afghanistan, I’d want a longer barrel and 7.62


7 posted on 10/29/2010 11:06:49 PM PDT by 2111USMC
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

As far as I can tell from the other side of the world, Afghanistan isn’t a “carbine” war like Iraq could be called. Rifles with a high-powered cartridge accurate over an extended range seem more useful.

Armchair opinion but nevertheless, an M-14 derivative with a lighter stock strikes me as more in line with the sort of combat we see in this theater.


15 posted on 10/29/2010 11:40:33 PM PDT by tlb
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Make mine an M-14...


22 posted on 10/30/2010 12:00:40 AM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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