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Lord Soth
January 16, 2003, 09:10 PM
What was the first automatic weapon that you fired? My first was a Vector Arms Full Size Uzi that I was given the opportunity to fire at a range. It jammed twice on me in 100 rounds. Is this normal for Uzis and machine guns in general?

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chas_martel
January 16, 2003, 09:20 PM
> Is this normal for Uzis
No. Was it new? Was it dry?

>and machine guns in general?
No more so than for semi's. At least in my experience. However, they do receive more wear so that might have something to do in a general sense.

YMMV........

Lord Soth
January 16, 2003, 09:25 PM
I do not know if it was new or dry or not. Perhaps it was not cleaned properly as I rented a Smith and Wesson Semi Auto at the same range just before firing the Uzi and the Smith and Wesson's slide got stuck after firing it a few times because it was absoutely filthy. Perhaps the Uzi was filthy too... I also saw that same Uzi eject a few live cartriges (instead of firing them) when someone else rented it... Perhaps the Uzi was filthy...

HSMITH
January 16, 2003, 09:43 PM
The first full auto I ever fired was an M2 50 cal. I nearly ____! It was awesome.

The Uzi if anything close to properly maintained should be 100%, just a great weapon. Of course it could have been some sort of Uzi clone too, who knows what the quality is like on some of them.

Autolite
January 16, 2003, 10:50 PM
First full auto was a C9 (the 9mm Sterling/Patchet SMG). But that was not as much fun as the next FA gun that I fired. That was the FNC2 (FNC1A2), a heavy barreled FN FAL on bi-pod ...

jthuang
January 16, 2003, 11:10 PM
First full-auto I fired was lastdefender's M16 at one of the NE PA ak-47.net car shoots. No misfeeds.

Justin

Neal Bloom
January 16, 2003, 11:16 PM
Fired a co-workers UZI in the mid 80's. Haven't had another opportunity since.

Blackhawk
January 16, 2003, 11:16 PM
M60.

Lying in the dirt.

They DON'T misfeed.

Awesome...! :neener:

ACP230
January 16, 2003, 11:17 PM
The first full-auto I fired was a Thompson. It was followed shortly by an M3 (Grease Gun). About a week later I shot an MP5.

All these guns were rented at The Bullet Stop on Sandtown Road in Marietta, Georgia in 1988. I was passing through on the way to Florida the first time and stopped again on the way back.

The range had a Ferret, a small Brit APC in front of it. I liked that too.

4v50 Gary
January 16, 2003, 11:32 PM
M-16. In fact, other than BB guns, it was the first gun I've ever fired.

mgjohn
January 17, 2003, 12:20 AM
MG-34 in 8mm and soon after a M-40, Sten MK2, M3 Grease gun and a Jap 99

Chris Rhines
January 17, 2003, 12:46 AM
An Auto-Ord Thompson (fun, but quite a few failures), then later an Action Arms Uzi. I liked the Uzi better.

- Chris

Hkmp5sd
January 17, 2003, 04:06 AM
M16A1 while in the military.

4570Rick
January 17, 2003, 04:36 AM
Basic, 1969, M16 A1. :)

The second full auto was another story.:uhoh:

Four 50's on the tail of a B-52 G out of Barksdale AFB. :what: :D

AK103K
January 17, 2003, 05:30 AM
My first was a M3A1 at the tender age of 10. :) I've fired an Uzi that was dry and dirty and didnt want to run right. Once cleaned and lubed, it was fine. There's nothing like a mag or ten on full auto to relieve stress. :)

Khornet
January 17, 2003, 06:34 AM
from the deck of USS TRENTON LPD-14 during MARG 2-86, with M60 for dessert.

Mark Tyson
January 17, 2003, 07:56 AM
An M-60 - hooah!

ayeaye
January 17, 2003, 08:58 AM
M60 off fantail of DDG I was Stationed on at the time.
Fun and I saved 'LOTS' of empty brass. Don't think I'll ever run out for reloading.

Tamara
January 17, 2003, 09:23 AM
We rented a Colt 9mm shorty and an HK MP5K. Can't remember which we shot first (this is more than 15 years ago) but I think it was the Colt.

Soap
January 17, 2003, 09:31 AM
I shot the same Auto-Ord Thompson that Rhines shot. For some reason, it didn't jam on me hardly at all.

justice4all
January 17, 2003, 10:15 AM
I first fired one of those freon powered BB guns that a friend had, as well as those fully auto BB guns at the carnival. First with gunpowder was, I think, the M249 SAW.

AmericanFreeBird
January 17, 2003, 10:58 AM
A select fire M-14 of the deck of a destroyer while anchored off of Lebanon.

Then a MAC-10 of a friend just a few months ago, awesome.

KMKeller
January 17, 2003, 11:05 AM
The big M2 .50 cal my dad had in the living room was my first, then the same onboard ship while in the USN.

Thumper
January 17, 2003, 12:34 PM
M-16, courtesy of Uncle Sam.

NFA guns are much more fun outside of a "structured" environment. Exploded a hostile beaver once with a friend's sten.
For you PETA folks, it really was trying to get me.

HeadCleaver
January 17, 2003, 12:52 PM
An M60, then a .50 BMG shortly thereafter.

hops
January 17, 2003, 01:44 PM
Rented a MP-40 with 4 mags once. Been bitten by the bug ever since.

jsalcedo
January 17, 2003, 02:20 PM
FG-42 8mm

When I was in highschool I visited the range one day
and a dude came up and wanted to video tape me dressed like a german infantry while firing his FG-42 and pay me for doing it.

It was great but I wished someone had told me the gas ports
were right above the handguard. I had little circular burns
for a few weeks.

CleverNickname
January 17, 2003, 06:04 PM
The first full-auto I shot was a MAC-10, about a year ago. Had to get a MG for myself, so I got a full-size Vector Uzi. The Vector never jams on 9mm, but it'll jam every few mags on .22. I just need to wear in the conversion kit a bit.

T.Stahl
January 17, 2003, 06:30 PM
G3 with plastic practice ammo, then MG3, Uzi, G3 with real ammo.

guy sajer
January 17, 2003, 11:24 PM
1975
I was 14 . My uncles S&W 76 9mm . I could have bought it 10 yrs later for $750 . I turned it down . Now , they're $4000 .

Crystal ball fogged again .

blades67
January 17, 2003, 11:50 PM
The first one was an M16. There have been many others.:cool:

KarlPMann
January 18, 2003, 05:59 AM
An M14, M16, and M60 all in one day thanks to the navy. Way too many to count since then thanks to Knob Creek. I currently own 5 and have bought and sold one other. Karl.:)

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