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    I just got back from Iraq a few weeks ago.

    I agree with the magazine comments. Lowest Bidder is not the way to go.

    The dust over there is no differant than driving around at Ft. Hood. It's not magic dust, it's just dirt and dust, like any other dusty sucky place. Anybody who has been around tanks and Bradleys knows what I'm talking about.

    We had more problems with our Humvee's than we did with M4's. On our down days we would go out and "test fire" our M4's, just to put some rounds through them, and had very few problems. My weapon would be dirty after coming back from a mission and it would still fire. 90% of our time was spent on keeping our trucks running. I had more confidence in my M4 than I did my own truck.

    Don't get me wrong, I would have dumped my M4 for an HK M416 in a heartbeat, but any weapon will fail if not taken care of.

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    Rikoshay. Great too see you back. God bless you and thanks for serving.
    Our M16s in Nam we still had the 20 round clips. The old timers told me to only put 19 rounds in my mag or it would jam. O.K. sounds good to me.
    They put me on a chopper. Dropped me off on some hill in God knows where with no ammo, no cleaning equipment, no sight in of the weapon, no freaking idea of what the hell I was doing. HMM. This is gonna be fun. Oh yeah.
    The next morning I was on patrol with my new found friends, yeah right.
    Hey you guys don't mind me asking like a dumn question "Uh who the hell am I supposed to be shooting??" HAA HAA Ha you FNG if you don't like the son of a bitch kill him. HAA Haa. Holy S$%^#T Gezz Mom where are you when I need you.
    My buddy was a Marine and they dropped him off in the middle of a battle with NO weapon. Told him to find a dead Marine and use his. He don't need it no more.
    Only once in 12 months can I remember cleaning my M16. It never failed me. Even without cleaning it. It was not that we didn't want to clean them. We got dropped off in the jungle and stayed there for 12 months. Plus no one gave us cleaning equipment.
    For that I rate the 16 good. For stopping power yuk doo doo nah. Our troops need a better round.
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    My M4-203 hasnt had any problems here in Afganistan, in all fareness its only been used in 7 firefights. The rest of the time is all shooting at random shit, for recom-by-fire.

    Iraq isnt the only war, dont forget that.
    Responsibility, Marksmanship, Empowerment, and Training far beyond that of a simple CCW class.

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    not a professional soldier, but the m16a-2/ar15 is a kick ass weapon!!! ilove it. uber accurate,even compared to someof the newer, more expensive bullshit rifles avail from various other countries and manufacturers. this is the last of the "cowboy rifles" imo.
    this is still defining the us militaryand the us fighting soldier across the globe-like it has for almost 50 years!!
    other countries as well as newer,re-vamped versions ofthis rifle are rampant, butthey are all still built from E Stoners original receiver design.
    where m.Kalashnikov got simplicity and reliability right, E.Stoner got accuracy and longevity right.
    thisweapon has earned its stripes many times over.

    backon the subject, i was at a wedding in CT this past weekend and goton the subject with an army weapons training specialist, he mentioned to me that he served 4 years in and never saw the local ,militia having their ak rifles replaced with western armaments.
    he specifically trained the iraqis to use their weapons, etc.

    this may just be his limited scope of knowledge...i didnt know the fella, but he had the knowledge . MOS and info that made me beleive that he was legit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leadhead View Post
    My M4-203 hasnt had any problems here in Afganistan, in all fareness its only been used in 7 firefights. The rest of the time is all shooting at random shit, for recom-by-fire.

    Iraq isnt the only war, dont forget that.
    Well you guys must sure as hell be doing something rite over there, cause all our liberal press keeps talking about is the "Iraq War."
    If the stories are true. It only took a few hundred of our "Kick Ass" bad to the bone Special Ops guys with the help of air power. To send the Taliban packing and heading back to there dung holes.
    Now we know there back and causing trouble.
    The only reports on Afganistan we get from our liberal commie fag press now is when something goes fubar over there and our troops get chopped up.
    Send us stories, please if you can, without getting in trouble.
    I repeat. Our present Military is the "BEST" this country has ever put together. God Bless All our Troops. Be Safe. 4th.

    Nam Vets support our Iraq Bros. This buds for you.
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    4Th, U crack me the F up!!!!!!!!!!! I like the way that you casually slid the boobage in that picture show.

    LOL

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    afganistan was my last combat tour. i carried a m4a1--fired thousands of rounds. can't recall a jam. but i had hand picked mags and ammo--


    kick ass and take names!!!

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    Our platoon is PSD and QRF for our area. We normally have a chance to hand pick weapons mags and ammo.
    Responsibility, Marksmanship, Empowerment, and Training far beyond that of a simple CCW class.

    http://forceresponse.blogspot.com/

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    Yeah, this weapon has been thru the ringer a few times.
    I also think that we overlook the fact that our fighting men and women are trained WELL on this weapon and KNOW what to do if disaster strikes in the form of a jam or hangfire, etc.
    Any weapon in the hands of WELL trained combatants is ALWAYS the most lethal factor. Hell, alot of these guys could have sharp sticks and the enemy would still be hurting!

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    Talking Leadhead.

    Quote Originally Posted by Leadhead View Post
    Our platoon is PSD and QRF for our area. We normally have a chance to hand pick weapons mags and ammo.
    Here is a closer pict. of those boobs for yah. Now P.T. Durn blast you this is for troop moral. So you leave this pic. alone.
    I'll send yah better picts. later.

    Think you guys got it bad in Afghanistan. Huh. Look at this dog I picked up the other night at the bar. Damn.
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