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  • Weapons Evaluations From A Marine Iraqi Vet

    11/14/2005 2:57:02 PM PST · by IonImplantGuru · 51 replies · 3,064+ views
    Web BBS ^ | 11/14/05 | Retired Gunny
    The note below is from one such friend who did West Point, retired after 23 years as an Army infantry officer (06) and then taught math at the Academy for several years. It's a weapons and tactics assessment note from a Marine Gunnie friend of my friend. I found it interesting and useful and trust you will too. - Dan Hello to all my fellow gunners, military buffs, veterans and interested guys. A couple of weekends ago I got to spend time with my son Jordan, who was on his first leave since returning from Iraq. He is well (a...
  • Missile fiend hero-worshipped Bin Laden

    08/13/2003 9:02:21 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 5 replies · 398+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | 08/14/03 | BRIAN FLYNN and NICK PARKER
    Nicked ... emotionless Lakhani arrives at court THE British arms dealer seized over a US terror plot hero-worshipped Osama Bin Laden.Hemant Lakhani, 68, tried to supply missiles for a blitz on the scale of the September 11 attacks.He spoke of a bid to shoot down a plane on the anniversary of 9/11.Lakhani hated the US and was hell-bent on killing Americans, prosecutors said last night.The arms dealer believed terror leader Osama Bin Laden “did something right and set the Americans straight” when he orchestrated the September 11 attacks.And he was ready to help extremists unleash a new wave of terror....
  • 9/11 and America's short memory

    09/08/2005 8:23:41 AM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 10 replies · 2,015+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | September 8, 2005 | Abigail R. Esman
    By Abigail R. Esman World Defense Review columnist "WE WILL NEVER FORGET!" declared the posters taped across the city, the banner strung above the massive hole that once had been the World Trade Center, in the months after 9/11. And for a year, anyway, tourists came to pay respects at Ground Zero while New Yorkers brought flowers to their local fire departments, contributed to funds benefiting the families of those killed, pasted American flags to the windshields of their cars, and somberly marked the eleventh day of every month that passed. But four years later, to walk the streets of...
  • MI6 protected Nazi who killed 100 British agents

    05/14/2005 11:03:18 PM PDT · by M. Espinola · 20 replies · 759+ views
    The London Times ^ | May 14th, 2005 | By Sarah Helm
    ONE of Hitler’s top intelligence officers, who ordered the murders of more than 100 British secret agents in concentration camps, was spared execution as a war criminal and selected to work for MI6. Newly opened papers contain startling evidence that in the postwar scramble to secure information about Russian communists, British Intelligence “turned” Horst Kopkow, faked his death and used him to fight the Cold War. Nazi SS documents Evidence emerged in the 1980s that Britain had become a refuge for suspected war criminals, but few would have believed that the Government had gone even further and put a man...
  • Indianapolis police train to use M-16 rifles

    12/03/2004 1:54:14 PM PST · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 48 replies · 2,571+ views
    WHAS ^ | 12/01/2004
    Twenty Indianapolis police officers were training to use M-16 rifles, with the weapons expected to be available to patrol officers by the end of the week, officials said."There are specific situations where they are going to be used," Deputy Chief James Reno said. "It gives us other options. This may be something they can have in their arsenal."Indianapolis police have faced the same types of weapons several times in recent years, The Indianapolis Star reported Wednesday.In August, a man fired an SKS-style rifle in a southside neighborhood and killed Patrolman Timothy "Jake" Laird from more than 150 yards away."I think...
  • ‘Gaffe-prone’ MI6 hit in Balkan turf war

    10/17/2004 8:41:28 AM PDT · by Jane_N · 270+ views
    TimesOnlineUK ^ | October 17, 2004 | Nicholas Rufford and Tom Walker
    MI6 WAS forced to halt a spying operation after it lost secret electronic equipment worth tens of thousands of pounds and intelligence records in a suspected arson attack. The incident followed the falling-out of MI6 and the Croatian security service, the third time in recent years that Britain’s overseas security service has found itself in a turf war with a foreign counterpart. A surveillance vehicle loaded with eavesdropping equipment was extensively damaged after it was torched while parked in a supposedly secure area next to a hotel in a suburb of Zagreb, the Croatian capital. MI6 blames disaffected members of...
  • 6.5 Grendel-GUN THREAD!!

    09/27/2004 1:19:58 PM PDT · by Dead Dog · 56 replies · 4,515+ views ^ | January 29, 2004 | Arne Brennan
    Historically, the AR15/M16 has not been without controversy and critics. As a military rifle, during early use in the Vietnam War, the M16 suffered from functioning problems due to a change in propellants and improper training of soldiers regarding cleaning and maintenance. Lessons were learned, refinements made and the M16 platform evolved into one of the most prominent firearms in military history. However, the M16 to this day is not without criticism, not so much due to the rifle, but because of the 5.56 NATO cartridge, that lacks the long-range effectiveness of the 7.62 NATO cartridge used in the M14...
  • The Last “Big Lie” of Vietnam Kills U. S. Soldiers in Iraq

    08/24/2004 8:58:32 AM PDT · by robowombat · 62 replies · 4,471+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 24th, 2004 | Maj. Anthony F. Milavic, USMC (Ret.)
    The Last “Big Lie” of Vietnam Kills U. S. Soldiers in Iraq August 24th, 2004 At a Vietnam Special Forces base during 1964, I watched a U. S. soldier fire 15 rounds of .223 caliber ammunition into a tethered goat from an AR-15 rifle; moments after the last round hit, the goat fell over. Looking at the dead goat, I saw many little bullet entry-holes on one side; and when we turned him over, I saw many little bullet exit-holes on the other side. Over time, those observations were confirmed and reconfirmed, revealing that the stories we were told on...
  • KERRY-TALE: No. 2 - He only had a 50-caliber machine gun to use against people

    08/18/2004 7:46:34 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 66 replies · 1,740+ views
    8-18-04 | dfu
    Note: this is No. 2 in a series that will be exploring Kerry-tales. Please add your links for this item.Previous Episodes: KERRY-TALE NO. 1 - John O'Neill is a Republican operative =================================================== Quote from John Kerry's testimony before Congress: I conducted harassment and interdiction fire. I used 50-caliber machine guns which we were granted and ordered to use, which were our only weapon against people. That is an interesting quote. Unfortunately, it is a lie. Kerry claims that his first Purple Heart was earned during a nighttime patrol, when his group was attempting to stop the Vietcong from transporting contraband....
  • Machine gun owners to fire on strip mine

    06/17/2004 10:43:33 AM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 10 replies · 542+ views
    The Dominion Post ^ | 6/17/2004 | AP
    CHARLESTON (AP) -- Hundreds of machine gun owners plan to meet at a remote, abandoned strip-mine site near Shinnston this weekend to shoot their weapons. ''We call it 'Thunder in the Hills,' '' said Frank Watson, the event's promoter. ''Basically, it's a chance for machine gun owners to spend three days shooting lead and shooting the bull.'' Billed as a ''shoot and show,'' the event is open to owners of all types of automatic firearms. Military buffs will get a chance to see everything from the British-made Lewis gun of World War I to the M-60 now used by the...
  • WAVE OF THE FUTURE: The XM-8 Battle Rifle (What the Germans want to replace the M-16 with.)

    06/04/2004 5:29:10 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 180 replies · 9,881+ views
    WAVE OF THE FUTURE: The XM-8 Battle Rifle   Question: Can you build an all-purpose battle rifle that can change colors, barrels, and weapons packages on the fly, comes equipped with a grenade launcher and shotgun that can take out Sigourney Weaver's aliens, and jams far less frequently than the M-16? Answer: The new XM-8 rifle by Heckler and Koch. Photo by Heckler & Koch, USA For almost 40 years, the M-16 5.56mm combat rifle, in all its incarnations, has served as the United States military's primary battle rifle. To give you an idea of how long a time...
  • Federal Lawmakers Investigating Army-issue Gun Lube Problems (Part 2)

    11/26/2003 9:58:01 PM PST · by B4Ranch · 18 replies · 514+ views ^ | November 26, 2003 | Jim Hoffer
    (New York-WABC, November 26, 2003) — Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are vowing to find out why the military is issuing a gun lubricant that many soldiers claim causes their weapons to jam, and endangers their lives. It's a problem Eyewitness News first told you about last week. The Investigators' Jim Hoffer broke the story and joins us now with more on what is being done to fix the problem. One lawmaker is calling for public hearings after seeing our investigation, and a U.S. senator is demanding answers from the Pentagon. They want to know why, as we first reported, soldiers...
  • M-16 Rifle May Be on Way Out of U.S. Army

    11/22/2003 1:50:36 PM PST · by Ex-Dem · 174 replies · 2,915+ views
    AP, Yahoo! ^ | 11-22-03 | Slobodan Lekic
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - After nearly 40 years of battlefield service around the globe, the M-16 may be on its way out as the standard Army assault rifle because of flaws highlighted during the invasion and occupation of Iraq (news - web sites). U.S. officers in Iraq say the M-16A2 — the latest incarnation of the 5.56 mm firearm — is quietly being phased out of front-line service because it has proven too bulky for use inside the Humvees and armored vehicles that have emerged as the principal mode of conducting patrols since the end of major fighting on May 1....
  • Weapons Lube Issued by Army May be Costing Lives in Iraq

    11/18/2003 5:18:12 PM PST · by B4Ranch · 167 replies · 2,507+ views ^ | 11/18/2003 | Jim Hoffer
    (New York-WABC, November 18, 2003) — In a four-month investigation that reaches from the sands of Iraq to the halls of the Pentagon, we found that weapons given to tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers may not work in the desert. All because of a defective product. And it could be putting American troops at risk. The Investigators' Jim Hoffer is here with his findings. The key to surviving any war is to have a weapon that works. To that end a good, reliable gun lubricant is critical. But our investigation has found that a lubricant supplied by the military...
  • Possible Replacement for the M16

    10/29/2003 3:34:34 PM PST · by judywillow · 42 replies · 777+ views
    image clickable Innovation in automatic and semiautomatic rifles is fairly rare these days; the item pictured above is sort of a breath of fresh air along such lines. Kel-tec ( has been a manufacturer of automatic pistols for some time and this appears to be their first foray into rifles. It uses the bolt mechanism of the M16 with a piston rather than the standard gas mechanism and since this lets the spring be in the front of the rifle rather than run through the butt stock, the rifle can fold and be carried in a napsack or some...
  • Camp Lejeune Marines Try Out New Rifle

    10/02/2003 6:22:22 PM PDT · by Ex-Dem · 48 replies · 940+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct. 2, 2003 | Lance Cpl. Adam C. Schnell
    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.(Oct. 2, 2003) -- CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. From the days of Marines wielding muskets, to the current day fully automatic machine guns, weapons in the Marine Corps continue to change to accommodate the needs of battle. The Marine Corps is now adding a new chapter to the history of its service rifles. For the first time since being chosen as the Marine Corps future rifle, Marines assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment here were issued and fired their new M-16A4 service rifles recently. The M-16A4, the fourth generation of the M-16 service rifle, has been in the...
  • U.S. Captures Iraqis With Troops' Guns

    09/29/2003 8:25:18 PM PDT · by Ex-Dem · 9 replies · 288+ views
    AP ^ | Karen Sloan
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S. forces searching a car after a shootout near a checkpoint recovered two M-16 rifles belonging to American soldiers abducted and killed north of Baghdad in June, the U.S. military said Monday. The soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division found the rifles in the trunk of a car stopped after a firefight late Sunday, said Lt. Col. George Krivo, coalition military spokesman. Shots were exchanged when the red sedan tried to run a checkpoint about 30 miles north of Baghdad, near the town of Balad, he said. One Iraqi in the car was killed, and three others...
  • US to Send Kalashnikovs to Iraq

    08/10/2003 12:26:06 AM PDT · by Destro · 105 replies · 1,263+ views ^ | 09 Aug 2003 | VOA
    US to Send Kalashnikovs to Iraq VOA - To some, it might sound like shipping oil to an OPEC member or ice to Antarctica but, as the Pentagon says there are good reasons why it's planning to send AK-47 firearms to Iraq. In Iraq, hardly a day goes by that the U.S. military doesn't report finding AK-47s - sometimes just handfuls, sometimes dozens, sometimes hundreds. There is no total, but Pentagon officials say the numbers are in the thousands, perhaps the tens of thousands. Despite this, the Baghdad-based, U.S. run Coalition Provisional Authority has been soliciting bids from arms dealers...
  • U.S. buying Russian rifles for new Iraqi police, army

    08/08/2003 12:03:23 PM PDT · by Brian S · 38 replies · 721+ views
    <p>The American occupation authority in Iraq will equip the country's new army and police forces with Russian-design AK-47 assault rifles, officials said Friday.</p> <p>Bidding closed Friday for a contract to buy 34,000 of the rifles.</p> <p>The purchased weapons will supplement thousands of AK-47s seized in raids and other operations since the war started in Iraq in March.</p>
  • IDF Beginning The Changeover From M-16 to Tavor T.A.R.-21

    07/21/2003 12:58:43 PM PDT · by yonif · 117 replies · 9,721+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 21:21 Jul. 21, '03 / 21 Tammuz 5763
    ( The Defense Ministry has decided to begin the changeover from the M-16 to the Israel Military Industries Tavor T.A.R.-21 assault rifle. The weapon will be distributed to army infantry units. The first order calls for 15,000 pieces.