Comming tomorrow in Stars and Stripe : Troops give M-9 Beretta pistol a vote of no confidence
posted on 08/04/2002 11:27:24 AM PDT
Sniff. I miss my M-60.
B/3/325 INF ABN 82nd ABD
posted on 08/04/2002 11:37:09 AM PDT
Out of 54 soldiers surveyed on the M-4, 27 stated that their M-4 carbine has malfunctioned, although Dean noted that the question was not specific to Afghanistan.
Man, oh man! Isn't it time that the military gave up on the M16 and its cousins? I've been hearing this stuff about it for decades. It seems as if it's just too tempermental for actual combat situations.
Any other views on this?
The M-9 Beretta is possibly the biggest POS in the U.S. arsenal, the shining example of lowest-bidder procurement.
That's been my experience anyway...
posted on 08/04/2002 11:40:46 AM PDT
Excellent feedback done in an organized manner.
posted on 08/04/2002 11:41:04 AM PDT
LOL, I was just looking for a good pic of the M-240b (I want one!) and found this instead. One of the reasons I hated being in the Army was that firearm safety was a joke.
Its big, awkward, [and the] drums fall off, one soldier said. Replace it.
I miss my M-119A1 howitzer...
But I DO NOT miss my M-16. It was accurate (for me) and all that high speed GB.. But it was too heavy, too long for shorter guys (Short guys, short arms..) and jammed way too darned often.
I'd take a CAR-21 bullpup anyday. Doesn't need to be zero'd, and it's bolt was based off of the AK....
The M-4 gets dirty fast for a self-cleaning weapon, also double feeds when rounds get wet, one soldier said in the survey.
What are they teaching these Army guys? "Self-cleaning weapon?"
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