I wonder how are...


PDA






Longbow
March 25, 2003, 12:48 PM
..M16's are doing in the desert sandstorm right now? Will you guys expect some report of malfunction, or is the claim of its vulnerabilty to jam in this condition pretty much a myth now?

If you enjoyed reading about "I wonder how are..." here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
Stinger
March 25, 2003, 06:41 PM
I know we have freedom of speech in America...but do we have to do this EVERYDAY :banghead:

Stinger

Longbow
March 25, 2003, 07:05 PM
:confused: :confused:

gryphon
March 25, 2003, 07:07 PM
I listen to news broadcasts every day and I have yet to hear of one report of M16 or M4 failure. I think for the most part, the military has ironed out it's issues with the M16.

TarpleyG
March 25, 2003, 07:12 PM
The one I had in boot camp really SUCKED!!! It was constantly jamming. I think it was just because it was poorly maintained before I got it. No one else's seem to have a problem. Good thing they didn't send me into battle with it.

GT

Slick
March 25, 2003, 07:25 PM
:D :D :D
That's so you can practice up on SPORTS!!!!!!!!!
Didn't anybody ever tell you? EVERYTHING in boot camp sucks!!
It wasn't poorly maintained, it was worn out!

CWL
March 25, 2003, 08:11 PM
Longbow, I think that the reason why you got the response here is because this question is asked constantly here on this forum, it does get 'old' to read this topic over and over and over.

Where did you come by claim of its vulnerabilty to jam? Last this happened was in the Au Shau Valley in Vietnam.

Standard operating instructions right now is to clean all firearms twice each day.

swampgator
March 25, 2003, 08:36 PM
Didn't anybody ever tell you? EVERYTHING in boot camp sucks!!
It wasn't poorly maintained, it was worn out!

The M-16A2 I had in basic was brand new. It had been used for only one cycle prior to me getting it. It shoot well.

Too bad that the weapon I was assigned when I reached permanent party was an old ratty assed -A1.

goon
March 25, 2003, 09:38 PM
Worn out is right.
I was the only guy to ever qualify at Fort Leonard Wood with a bolt action rifle.
Many of you out there think that the issue of bolt actions ended after WWII, but they like to throw one in every once in awhile just to keep you on your toes.:D
But the joke was on them.
I had been shooting bolt-actions since before I could write. ;)

SodaPop
March 25, 2003, 10:21 PM
I heard our fighters and Apaches are jamming up in the sand storms.:neener:

Nothing runs very well in that weather.

Issue lightsabers.

goon
March 26, 2003, 10:58 AM
Nothing runs very well in that weather.

Those Howitzers I saw on the news the other night seemed to be doing OK.;)

Chipperman
March 26, 2003, 11:36 AM
That Bradley engine they kept showing wasn't too happy about the sand. :uhoh:

Joe Demko
March 26, 2003, 12:08 PM
Camels and long-barreled jezails. That is what we need to issue our troops. Then, and only then, will they be properly prepared to fight in this environment.

If you enjoyed reading about "I wonder how are..." here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!