I haven't figure out what exactly they're complaining about in this article.
They mention the thirty year old controversy and put the blame on the M-16 rifle instead of the real reason which was the gunpowder. If they wanted controversy in the ancient times, why didn't they discuss the teething problems of the Garand??
Next, they didn't like the range of the M-16 but they picked up AK-47's to use???
Then they traded rifles for pistols but didn't like the fact they were unreliable??
They showed firing pin marks on the primers, neglecting to say that the non-existant problem started in 1936.
Gees, learn to clean a magazine, use a better lube and the rest of these "problems" can disappear.
posted on 07/13/2003 4:38:19 PM PDT
by Shooter 2.5
(Don't punch holes in the lifeboat)
To: Shooter 2.5
"They showed firing pin marks on the primers, neglecting to say that the non-existant problem started in 1936."
Usually this is caused by the rifle being designed with no return spring on the firing pin. The casual movement of the pin is often enough to make a small dent in the primer, but nowhere near strong enough to fire the primer.
I like the idea of an M14 or two in a squad.
posted on 07/13/2003 5:37:58 PM PDT
(Haven't been wrong since 1947.)
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