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  • M16 or M4

    09/23/2020 7:34:55 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/23/20 | N Perna
    Which Duty AR is King? – Nick Perna, a former soldier and currently a cop, weighs in on whether the M16A2 or M4 is a better overall weapon system. Age equals experience. One of the few perks of getting old is that you get exposed to more things throughout the course of your life. This includes weapon systems. I’ve been making a living with a firearm since the late 1980s. In jobs ranging from the military, bounty hunting and law enforcement, I've carried a wide variety of handguns, long guns, crew-served weapons and other things that go "Bang!" I've personally...
  • John Kerry Endorses Biden to Fight Against ‘AR-16 with Long Clip’

    02/02/2020 6:06:25 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 66 replies
    Breitbart - Politics ^ | 2-2-2020 | AWR Hawkins
    John Kerry endorsed Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden on Saturday, praising him for being willing to do something about an “AR-16 with a long clip.” He was speaking at a Biden campaign event in North Liberty, Iowa. Kerry began by addressing the “courage” Biden showed in pushing gun control as an elected official from Delaware. …. Kerry said, “You heard from Joe about the things he did with the NRA, that took courage, Delaware’s a tough state. (emphasis mine) I’m a hunter, I’m a gun owner, been that all my life.” But he stressed he is the last person who...
  • Adam Schiff-Ukraine connection comes under scrutiny

    10/06/2019 5:34:30 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/3/2019 | By Alex Pappas | Fox News
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, who has played a leading role in investigating the Trump-Ukraine scandal, is facing questions about his own connection to a Soviet-born businessman who has raised money for his campaign and whose company has received lucrative defense contracts from Ukraine's government. That man is Igor Pasternak, the founder and CEO of Worldwide Aeros Corp., which makes blimps for military and commercial customers. His business has also been involved in weapons manufacturing, working with the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense to produce a modified version of the M4 and M16 rifles, according to reports. ...
  • The Trump gun trajectory: From banning assault weapons to NRA endorsement

    08/07/2019 8:38:50 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug 2019 | Rob Crilly
    I generally oppose gun control, wrote Donald Trump in his 2000 book, The America We Deserve, “but I support the ban on assault weapons and I support a slightly longer waiting period to purchase a gun.” It was an uncontroversial view for a freewheeling New Yorker, who moved in the same circles as Bill and Hillary Clinton, and liked to speak his mind. Twelve years later, even after he had begun his shift to the right, Trump endorsed Barack Obama’s push for tougher gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting that cost the lives of 20...
  • Federal Court: Semi-Autos ‘Industinguishable’ From M-16s

    07/28/2019 7:50:17 AM PDT · by PROCON · 61 replies
    guns.com ^ | July 26, 2019 | Chris Eger
    Guns commonly available on the consumer market in 43 states are banned for ownership in California, a prohibition upheld this week by a federal judge (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)A federal judge this week upheld California’s ban on many popular semi-auto firearms, saying they were “essentially indistinguishable from M-16s.” The order, in a case brought by several gun owners in 2017 seeking to declare California’s “assault weapon” ban unconstitutional, saw U.S. District Judge Josephine Staton side with the state’s point of view. Staton, extensively citing briefs in the case from anti-gun groups such as the Brady Center, Everytown and Giffords, found that...
  • Army might have found its new rifle in Colorado Springs garage

    10/01/2018 12:25:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 99 replies
    Gazette ^ | Sep 30, 2018 | Tom Roeder
    The Army adopted its battle rifle in 1963 and has spent 55 years looking for a replacement for the M-16 and its variants. They might have found it in Martin Grier’s Colorado Springs garage. Grier, a self-described inventor who has worked at a local bed and breakfast, built the new “ribbon gun” with a hobbyist’s tools. It looks like a space-age toy drawn by a fifth-grader. But goofy origins and cartoon-looks aside, this could be the gun of the future. The Army is studying Grier’s gun and has ordered a military-grade prototype. ... The specifications are incredible, four 6 mm...
  • Scarborough: AR-15 “More Lethal than M-16”

    02/20/2018 4:26:26 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 129 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough often touts his deep roots in the gun culture, growing up in the South. But either he never knew as much about guns as he’s claimed, or his passion for gun control has made him forget or ignore what he once knew. On today’s Morning Joe, Scarborough repeatedly claimed that the AR-15, used in Parkland and in other mass shootings, is “more lethal” than the M-16. H/t FReeper SnuffaBolshevik. Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Colt 9mm Submachine Gun Piggybacking on the M-16 Platform

    01/26/2018 4:46:54 AM PST · by w1n1 · 21 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/26/2018 | R Reed
    A half-century is a long time for a standard-issue weapon such as the M16 to remain 'standard.' Here is a quick look at three M16 variants that saw service.The M16 has served as the United States’ primary service rifle for nearly half a century, and in that span of time, many variations of the rifle have been created. Some were prototypes that never went beyond the testing stages, others represented improvements to the original design, and some simply defy easy description. While a complete history of all the unusual M16 versions could fill a book (and probably have), here is...
  • Green Jungle, Black Rifle; The M16 in Vietnam

    04/22/2017 7:47:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    It is public knowledge that the tropical jungles of Vietnam turned the M16 from space-age assault rifle to unreliable junk which got good men killed. The specter of dead servicemen clutching jammed rifles looms large in the cultural consciousness. It is certainly true that the rifle’s issues in Vietnam are taken to hyperbole, even to the extent that they are thought to affect the M16/M4 family almost 50 years later. Seeking to address these deficits, it is beneficial for us to address each issue which plagued the rifle in turn, and its corresponding solution. In so doing, we shall both...
  • Could you survive three AR15 rounds to the chest?

    03/16/2017 6:49:34 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 34 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/16/2017 | J Hines
    A gun specialist and a trauma specialist gives us an answer by reproducing a scene from the 1986 war film, Platoon. With the assistance of a fast camera, we will get a good idea on the degree of harm. The M16 slug 5.56 (.223) is known for its “tumble” which is essentially what causes the harm. Nonetheless, while most lead center slugs do this after they enter the tissue, the M16's speed also adds to the injuries. From a distance of 30 feet, what will happen to the ballistic gel mannequin? What will be the impact to the imperative organs?...
  • "Navy SEAL gun found near Tel Aviv shooter's hometown"

    05/31/2016 7:03:26 PM PDT · by Mr. M.J.B. · 40 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 5/30/2016 | Ido Ben-Porat
    M-16 assault rifle with US Navy SEAL insignia on it found near town where Nashat Milhem was given aid after his shooting spree.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- M16: Pillars of Star Creation

    04/24/2016 7:22:41 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    NASA ^ | Sunday, April 24, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Newborn stars are forming in the Eagle Nebula. This image, taken with the Hubble Space Telescope in 1995, shows evaporating gaseous globules (EGGs) emerging from pillars of molecular hydrogen gas and dust. The giant pillars are light years in length and are so dense that interior gas contracts gravitationally to form stars. At each pillars' end, the intense radiation of bright young stars causes low density material to boil away, leaving stellar nurseries of dense EGGs exposed. The Eagle Nebula, associated with the open star cluster M16, lies about 7000 light years away. The pillars of creation were imaged...
  • Was Al Gore being stupid with the M-16 Rifle? Was he in Vietnam with it?

    11/07/2015 5:57:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    This famous photograph of Al Gore, was supposedly posted on his web site when he was running for president in 1999.  It has been floating about the Internet ever since.  Many use it to mock Al Gore for his weapon handling skills, or lack thereof; but the weapon handling does not look too bad to me.  There is no magazine in the rifle, so it is likely unloaded, even if the selector switch is on "semi" and not on safe.  The muzzle, on close examination, seems to be pointing to the left (his left) of his head. He seems...
  • U.S. Marines react to switch from M16 to M4

    11/02/2015 8:26:38 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 78 replies
    UPI ^ | 11/2/2015 | Ryan Maass
    U.S. Marines are largely supportive of their commandant's decision to drop the M16 rifle for the M4 carbine as the standard infantry weapon. The U.S. Marine Corps will officially recognize the M4 carbine as the standard weapon for infantry personnel beginning in September 2016, following the approval by Commandant Gen. Robert Neller. The move has been welcomed with optimism from infantry. Sgt. Jonathan Ferriera, a mortarman with 1st Battalion 8th Marines who used the M4 during his deployment in Afghanistan says "it's about time." "The M4 holds every quality that the M16 does: everything an M16 can do, the M4...
  • Why The Military Is Moving On From The M16

    11/01/2015 9:46:25 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 52 replies
    Task & Purpose ^ | October 28, 2015 | Christian Beekman
    The M16A4 may soon retire. This week, the Marine Corps announced via internal memo that the M4 carbine will become the primary-issued rifle in infantry and security units, as well as replace the M16 rifle in supporting training schools by September 2016. Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller approved the change, which was first proposed to the previous commandant, Gen. Robert Dunford, according to Marine Corps Times. This decision falls in line with the Army's phased transition away from the M16 over the past few years. The M16A4 is on the outs simply because it is outdated, and...
  • Why The Military Is Moving On From The M16

    10/29/2015 8:47:15 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 48 replies
    Task & Purpose ^ | October 28, 2015 | By Christian Beekman
    The M16A4 may soon retire. This week, the Marine Corps announced via internal memo that the M4 carbine will become the primary-issued rifle in infantry and security units, as well as replace the M16 rifle in supporting training schools by September 2016. Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller approved the change, which was first proposed to the previous commandant, Gen. Robert Dunford, according to Marine Corps Times. This decision falls in line with the Army’s phased transition away from the M16 over the past few years. The M16A4 is on the outs simply because it is outdated, and...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- M16 and the Eagle Nebula

    10/15/2015 12:07:18 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    NASA ^ | October 15, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: A star cluster around 2 million years young surrounded by natal clouds of dust and glowing gas, M16 is also known as The Eagle Nebula. This beautifully detailed image of the region includes cosmic sculptures made famous in Hubble Space Telescope close-ups of the starforming complex. Described as elephant trunks or Pillars of Creation, dense, dusty columns rising near the center are light-years in length but are gravitationally contracting to form stars. Energetic radiation from the cluster stars erodes material near the tips, eventually exposing the embedded new stars. Extending from the ridge of bright emission left of center...
  • Marines Ditch the M-16, What?

    07/29/2015 6:40:26 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 102 replies
    Marine Corps Times ^ | 7/29/2015 | James K Sanborn
    Marine leaders have made the momentous recommendation to ditch the iconic M16 in favor of the M4 carbine as the new universal weapon for infantrymen. The recommendation to swap the venerated rifle that has served as the grunt’s primary implement of war since Vietnam now sits on the commandant’s desk, pending his final review and a decision. But, the swap appears imminent and if approved will relegate the M16 to a support role. It follows a similar shift already underway in the Army. With the endorsement of several major commands already supporting the switch — including Marine Corps Combat Development...
  • Every Marine is a Carbineman: USMC may switch to M4

    07/28/2015 11:44:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Guns.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Max Slowik
    Marine Corps leaders have made the long-awaited proposal to adopt the M4 carbine as the standard Marine infantry rifle. The recommendation wouldn’t completely phase out the currently-standard M16, but it would push the archetypal rifle into a support role. This follows in the Army’s footsteps, which began the transition to M4s more than 20 years ago. The M4 is in use with the Marines for select roles and is issued to officers as well.
  • BBC, Thailand: Brown Receiver; Composite or Trick of Light on M-16?

    05/28/2015 9:39:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    My nephew, Nick, had a BBC newscast on about human smugglers in Thailand.  It appears that the BBC is a bit less shy about showing weapons than many U.S. outlets, but that could simply be perception on this one show.  I watch very little TV.    From BBC.com: Manit told us his district had long been used by human traffickers to transfer migrants from boats to trucks. He wanted to stamp it out. But he was getting little help from the central government, or from local law enforcement.  The BBC correspondent was allowed to join a patrol off the coast. ...