Skip to comments.Soldiers issued enhanced M14s
Posted on 09/15/2012 10:00:47 AM PDT by smokingfrog
Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, became familiar with their new M14 Enhanced Battle Rifles as they trained for Personnel Security Detachment duty for their battalion Sept. 6, at Johnson Field.
The EBR is a magazine-fed, gas-operated, shoulder-fired weapon that also has a Mark-4 tactical scope and cantilever mount with an aluminum billet stock. The M14 EBR also has a new adjustable buttstock, cheek rest and M4-style pistol grip but can also be returned to its original configuration with no permanent modifications.
Today we are practicing and familiarizing ourselves with our new M14 7.62mm weapon before we go to the range in preparation for our fall deployment to Afghanistan, said Spc. Daniel Lueptow, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Bn., 327th Inf. Rgt. Though I understand the need for adjustment for this upcoming deployment, I enjoyed the older model and did well with it on my last deployment.
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They should have done this back during Vietnam, instead of testing the unimproved and unreliable M-16A1 on our troops.
M-14 is and always was a much better weapon.
Can I get one?
I couldn’t agree more.
I found one hidden away in the company supply room when I was with the 4th Infantry in 1970. Carried that thing all over II Corp and never had more confidence in a weapon.
Took it with me to the 1st Cav in 1970 and carried it all over the AO there. It really came into its own down south what with more open terrain.
9 mags was a load but small price to pay.
So they want to go to war with a .30 cal vs. a .22. Who wouldn’t?
“their new M14 Enhanced Battle Rifles as they trained for Personnel Security Detachment duty “
But will they let them have bullets?
That’s the one I want, baby! It doesn’t have to have all the fancy stuff, that little bit of rail is all I need.
Welcome to FR, BTW...
When I was with 3-12 Cav in Germany in the 1980s each of our platoons had a pair of M-14s (improved from 1960s issue) as sniper rifles. Several soldiers in each platoon when to a special course for their use and sniper training.
Tactically, I might not advertise this.
The old M-14 is still one of the best guns I have ever shot. I can hit the target extremely well with this gun.
Weight 11.24 lb
That’s a beautiful rifle right there...is it usable for left-handed firers?
echoing N&V, welcome to FR. :)
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