With the exception of the BAR, and bi-pod, tri-pod, or pedestal mounted MG's, it ain't all its cracked up to be in the movies if you want to hit at longer ranges.
May 1, 2012, 05:52 PM
Yep, grew up around them. My father was an active participant in the MG community for many years and got me into it. We still have a few, but the cost and lack of availability of surplus ammo has put a dent in the amount of shooting we do, especially with the heavy stuff. The subguns still see quite a bit of range time though, just because we can reload easier for them.
May 1, 2012, 05:55 PM
M2 ma duce, M60, M-16. And once a BAR. My favorite, the M2.
May 1, 2012, 06:00 PM
I always wanted to try out the .50 Browning but never got a chance.
In all three cases I got to fire them FA in Basic/AIT and then never again. I was in a mortar squad so we didn’t have a M249 or M60. We had enough stuff to lug around as it was.
For personal use it would be fun to have one in 22lr but that’s it. Anything else and I couldn’t afford to shoot it anyway.
May 1, 2012, 06:00 PM
Yes, more then I care to list.
May 1, 2012, 06:01 PM
And I DON'T think FA is overrated. ;) I wish they were ubiquitous.
May 1, 2012, 06:09 PM
In the US Army I fired the following weapons many times and qualified with them.
Fired the .50 Cal Machine gun.
Fired MK 19 fully automatic 40 mm Grenade Launcher.
M 249 SAW
M 16 A1
M 16 A2 ( burst )
M 4 Carbine
Colt SMG 9mm
HK MP5 9mm
HK MP5K 9mm
Sten 9 mm
May 1, 2012, 06:20 PM
U.S.M.C. ground pounder here. Fired just about everything in the arsenal at the time from the M16a1 up to the M2. During civilian life I have gotten to fire an Uzi and a 1927 Thompson, but nothing really compares to the M2. :)
May 1, 2012, 06:26 PM
M16, M249, M60, Mk19.
These were not my primary weapons--that was the M9 if anything.
May 1, 2012, 06:29 PM
M16 and M243 in the military
Since returning to civilian life, I've fired MP5s, F/A 10/22, a Browning 1919, a soviet Gorunyev (sp?) and a very large trailer mounted German anti-vehicular weapon of some sort with rounds a bit smaller than the .50BMG (no idea what it was, but it was FUN!)
May 1, 2012, 07:34 PM
Owned M16A1 & also fired a friends M14. Nonmilitary firearms. The M14 is very hard to control, compared to the mouse gun. http://photobucket.com/M16A1
May 1, 2012, 09:51 PM
.50 HB M2, M1917, BAR, M3A1 SMG and M1919A4 on Uncle's dime; M1928A1 Thompson, BAR, M3 SMG, STEN, AR-15, M2 Carbine, StG 44, MG.34, K-Gun, Madsen, MG.42, MP.38, MP.40 and M14 on my own. I owned the TSMG, a BAR, the M3, STEN and M2 carbine.
May 1, 2012, 09:57 PM
Several times a day for about 9 months straight...but that is nothing unusual for an American who finds himself in the middle of Afghanistan.
The Lone Haranguer
May 1, 2012, 10:05 PM
I have rented submachine guns at The Gun Store in Las Vegas, NV and Scottsdale Gun Club in Scottsdale, AZ. My favorite of the ones I've tried is the H&K MP5. It is easy to control in full auto and has rifle-like accuracy in semi. Others were a compensated Thompson (my second favorite), suppressed Cobray, Uzi and Colt M635. I also shot a M16 but don't remember which variant. Although I had a blast doing it, it was a short-lived experience - not only does a magazine, when fired continuously, empty in 2-3 seconds tops, the ammo bill is a killer. :D Mostly, I tried to control it with short bursts of 3-5 rounds. The staff at both ranges supervised me very closely, ready to physically restrain me if I lost control. When I asked why, they pointed to the bullet holes in the ceiling almost directly above the firing position. :uhoh:
No. But I've watched my son do it, including a turret mounted 50 cal. He seemed to like it. ;)
May 1, 2012, 10:17 PM
Yep and I loved it! Gave me a new appreciation of my hate towards Senator Hughes.
May 1, 2012, 10:19 PM
Also shot SMAW and AT4 rockets and a few TOW missiles but they're not full-auto so I guess they don't make the list.
May 1, 2012, 10:20 PM
Ak-47 and M4
May 1, 2012, 10:33 PM
and some others...
May 1, 2012, 10:47 PM
A bunch of them, the most fun I think was a select fire Glock 34.
May 1, 2012, 10:52 PM
yes, m16 and colt smg.
May 1, 2012, 10:57 PM
An original 1927 Thompson? Wow, that is a rare one, even though it is not an FA weapon (except to BATFE, I think). I have never even seen one except in a museum.
May 1, 2012, 11:02 PM
I wish, I could say that I have, But I choose to shoot the Barrett M107 over the MG-42.
May 1, 2012, 11:28 PM
An at-180 .22 LR 180 round magazine the department was looking for guns in case of trouble on the compound. We ran 1100 inmates with 6 deputy's on duty. If you were ever at camp shoemaker WWII or camp parks KOREA you will know the place Any way it reduced a concrete building block to dust to powder in 5 seconds. As it had too many jams the dept did not buy.
May 1, 2012, 11:41 PM
Only one, the M14 I own. It's a lot of fun, and really starts to desnsitize a person to recoil after awhile. When you try to keep a sight picture through a 20 round magazine of .308, firing in semi seems easy :evil: . I can keep a full magazine fired in a 20 round burst on a man sized target out to 200 from the prone position with a bipod, haven't shot it further than that yet. From Standing I'm doing good if I can keep a 3 round burst on target at 25 yards :)
May 1, 2012, 11:48 PM
I'm not as experienced as some. I can only say I've experienced shooting
a M14, M16, AR 15, AK47 and Mac-10. Oh, let me not forget an Uzi. I enjoy shooting the M14 and AR15 most.
May 1, 2012, 11:53 PM
As the other military members have stated, I've fired everything the US Army currently fields, and I've been in long enough to have seen the transition from the M60 to the M240B. That said, leave it up the the military to take all the fun out of full-auto. I had a lot more fun firing the MP-5/.40 and Thompson M1A1 up in Dover-Foxcroft.
May 2, 2012, 12:03 AM
Various full autos at the local police range. I was not really impressed. The only one that seemed practical was an antique Thompson gun only because it was heavy enough that you could actually hold it on target. I also shot a pistol grip 870 with a 12 inch barrel. It was totaly impractical and any good handgun would out preform it. I have never fired a belt fed machine gun but as I understand it, they are heavy enough to control. The police department does not have anything like that.
May 2, 2012, 12:25 AM
AR 180,M-16,M16 three round,M-4,AC-556,MP-5,AR 10,MG-38,and a few others I will remember late tonight.Lots or fun,all,but a little hard on the wallet to feed;kinda like teenagers.
May 2, 2012, 12:32 AM
Colt M16A1. Pretty fun, but even if I owned it I'm not sure I'd shoot it FA often. It's kind of like skydiving, once every couple years satisfies the urge
May 2, 2012, 12:57 AM
I've fired fair variety of them, and I intend to continue growing the list. :cool:
May 2, 2012, 01:12 AM
Yes, M14A1, M16A1 and M60 machine gun.
All were owned by Uncle Sam.
SEE IT LIKE A NATIVE
May 2, 2012, 01:15 AM
Yes fired a BAR an m14 and Thompson submachine gun . Kevin:D
Fellow at the range one day asked if he could fire my Kel-Teck P-11 a few rounds. Sure...when he finished he asked if I'd like to shoot what he had with him. Yea...why not?
He reached into his bag and pulled out an MP-5. That was fun.
May 2, 2012, 08:14 AM
The only one that seemed practical was an antique Thompson gun only because it was heavy enough that you could actually hold it on target. I find the MP5 SD to be one that moves around the least, at least centerfire. Quite heavy, ported barrel and the little 9mm round.
May 2, 2012, 08:21 AM
All .gov owned (and much thanks to all taxpayers for the funding!)
m16 (a1 &2)
ak47 (funny story there)
m167 vads !!!! puts all the little handheld toys to shame:D:neener:
May 2, 2012, 08:25 AM
May 2, 2012, 08:39 AM
Nope. :mad: Same here.
I wish I could find somebody in the Huntsville area who has one to shoot at Swan Creek.
May 2, 2012, 08:40 AM
Rented a MP5-PDW at a range in Reno...lots of fun
May 2, 2012, 08:43 AM
Another USMC grunt, and was cross trained on many different full auto weapons.
The M14 was especially hard to control in full-auto, the MP5 was the most fun, and at 10 yards one can dump an entire mag into the A zone in about 2 seconds.
May 2, 2012, 09:37 AM
I have a friend who does WWII reenactments, so MP38, MP40, MG34(Barrels of fun, pun intended), Czech ZB26, M3 Grease Gun, Thompson both M1927 type and M1 military type, MAC-10s in 9mm and .45, MP-5s both supressed and unsupressed with fixed and retractable stocks, various M16s both A1 and M4 types.
Out of all of those the only one that really would have an advantage over a semiauto version would be the MG34, and that would be only if having to repel human wave type attacks. Fun to shoot, but at the end of the day they are very expensive toys that turn money into noise very quickly. I shot most of the above firearms on the same day, and between six people shooting we spent about 3000 dollars on ammo.
Just my .02,
May 2, 2012, 09:54 AM
Thompson 1928 - gangsta FA 45ACP
MP40 - Schmeisser 9mm Luger
Galil SAR - 5.56x45
Barrett M82A1 - 50BMG, not full auto but put the same size smile on my face
May 2, 2012, 10:07 AM
Sistema1927, another M60 series treadhead, eh? Thankfully I got in after that GD M73 was thrown out for the M240.
Probably the most fun was running the qualification course with an M2 on a ring mount on our supply truck.
May 2, 2012, 10:53 AM
2 Colt M16's, fired hundreds of rounds, but never once fired three-round-bursts semi only. Qualified with an M16.
May 2, 2012, 10:58 AM
AK-47, M4, BAR among others at the http://www.knobcreekrange.com/machine_gun_shoot.html a couple of years ago. Had a great time too.
May 2, 2012, 11:05 AM
There's an awesome range in way south Pennsylvania that lets you rent quite a few Class 3's.
May 2, 2012, 12:09 PM
M16A2 (3 round burst)
The MP5 is fun on a bun. I'd own one if they didn't cost more than my truck.
May 2, 2012, 06:34 PM
Heckler & Koch SP89 with a registered trigger box.
Vulcan V53 with the same box.
May 2, 2012, 07:49 PM
Yes, an AR15 with a LL and an MP5 rental at a local range.
The MP5 is fun on a bun. I'd own one if they didn't cost more than my truck.
The MP5 rental got sold a few years ago, for more than I paid for all three of the vehicles I owned at the time. Two of them have been replaced, and the added cost of them still kept me under the selling price of that sear gun...
Like a lot of the other guys Uncle Sam gave me the opportunity for plenty of work with the M16 and the M60, a long time ago. And then a few years ago Uncle Sam hooked me up with an M4 for a while.
May 2, 2012, 08:26 PM
I have not but have wanted to rent one at the fun range.
May 2, 2012, 08:28 PM
Courtesy of our Uncle Sam and the United States Navy
May 2, 2012, 08:32 PM
Have fired two Thompson variations, an S&W M76, an M3 "Greasegun", a 9mm Ingram, and an American-180.
All fun, none mine, and none recently.
Funny story . . . buddy of mine had two Thompsons. We met at a local (private) range to shoot them, and another guy was there with his girlfriend . . . and a Thompson. He was almost apologetic and asked us as fellow range members if we'd be OK with his shooting a full auto. (he didn't know what we had with us.) We allowed as, for a fellow range member, we'd tolerate it. :evil:
He then explained to his girlfriend that full autos were rare, and he wanted to be sure we were OK with it.
He fired a few bursts, and as he was swapping mags . . . we cut loose with "ours."
The look his girlfriend gave him was priceless . . . "What do you mean they're rare? EVERYONE ON THE RANGE HAS ONE!!!" :neener:
May 2, 2012, 08:59 PM
yes-hk21 and m16--very cool, but i am glad i didn't have to spring for the ammo:what:
May 3, 2012, 11:30 AM
I am sure I have forgot someothers.
Wow Iam the only one so far get get there hands on a glock 18.
May 3, 2012, 03:16 PM
M-60 m-2 m-16 m-14 m-3 grease gun, bar, most of the toys we had on our base in rvn. Wish i had them now !!!!!!
May 3, 2012, 03:29 PM
May 3, 2012, 10:35 PM
In the Army I shot the M2, M60, M16 and M3 (Grease Gun). I also got to fire a few AK47s that the previous owners no longer had need of.
May 3, 2012, 11:06 PM
Thompson and the MP-40.
My opinion was that the MP-40 was a bit more controllable than the Thompson; seemed the Thompson had more 'muzzle climb'.
MP5SD (clone I believe, and most fun and controllable magazine fed that I have fired)
M1919 (one of my favorites, probably because it is the only belt-fed)
If I could buy one, it would probably be the MP5. The 1919 just costs too much to run, and the M4 just doesn't do anything for me that a standard semi-auto AR won't.
May 4, 2012, 03:42 PM
Glock 18 MP
I have never shot a belt fed and I would like to.
May 4, 2012, 04:04 PM
Many times. Fun but expensive.
May 4, 2012, 04:34 PM
Free ammo, too!
May 4, 2012, 04:40 PM
During Air Force career:
M-16 and Smith & Wesson M-79 Uncle Sugar paid for the ammo.
Woops: Forgot the M-4
Keep shootin' and check 6
May 4, 2012, 05:08 PM
M16 (A1, A2, A3, A4)
M4 (mostly burst but one that was full)
AN/M3 (Electronic M2)
May 4, 2012, 06:09 PM
M 60 and M16
May 4, 2012, 06:42 PM
Quite a few in the army.
May 4, 2012, 10:07 PM
M60, M16, mark 19, Thompson
May 5, 2012, 12:12 AM
thompson submachine gun model 1928 and m1a1
got to shoot all of them at the Iowa carry meeting a couple of years back. what a day that was!
May 5, 2012, 09:56 AM
MP40- my favorite
PPSH 41 & 43
M60- second favorite. Love me some pig.
May get to shoot an MG42 this year. Can't wait.
May 5, 2012, 11:18 AM
May get to shoot an MG42 this year. Can't wait.
Well, if you find yourself in WV just ask and you can shoot mine. You gotta buy the ammo though - at 1200 rpm or more it goes fast.
May 5, 2012, 03:47 PM
Sa 26 vz.48
May 5, 2012, 04:21 PM
I've never had the opprotunity to fire a FA weapon but hope to do so in the future.
May 5, 2012, 04:48 PM
May 5, 2012, 05:04 PM
M60, M16, mark 19, Thompson
The Mark 19 is fun as hell!
May 5, 2012, 05:15 PM
My brother and I rented an Uzi and a Thompson (I don't know the model) at The Survival Store in 'Vegas about 25 years ago. The Thompson was easier to control and, although this shouldn't have mattered (but it did), it sounded great! Maybe down the line I'll look in to a 10/22 Gatling gun kit (two 10/22s with a hand crank).
May 5, 2012, 09:20 PM
I don't have much full-auto experience but I've shot a Sten SMG, Bren LMG (some variant of L4) and FN GPMG (some variant of L7). I've also shot a Thompson (made in 1939) and a suppressed M4 chambered in 300 AAC Blackout.
M2 BMG!!!!!!!!! Oh yea!
Several of the MAC family in 9/45/380
HK MP5 I don't remember the variant
M16 SMG 9mm
M1917 Yea water cooled
Ak47 and several long and short variants
Probably a few others that I can't remember. I do remember this, try to make sure your Uncle is buying the Ammo. Full auto, is as expensive as it is fun, very.
The full auto I would like to own is either the MP5/UZI/Swedish "K". But as a realist, I could only afford to feed one in 22 Long rifle. I could do that. IIRC the AT 180 with the Lewis gun like round pancake magazine would be nice.
Personally I have no need for a full auto. I would not fight with it in auto if I did have one. But I sure would like one to play with.
That was a fun blast from the past.
May 8, 2012, 11:09 AM
So has the wife.
It was definitely all that it's cracked up to be.
May 8, 2012, 12:53 PM
The only full autos I have fired are the M2 Browning .50 cal. in aircraft mounted pods in air-to-air gunnery on the T-2 aircraft, and the 20mm Hughes MK IV gun pod, in air-to-air and air-to-ground, mounted on the centerline of the F-4. The MK IV has a 4,000 rpm rate of fire and is almost like shooting a shotgun from an aircraft.
M73/M219 rat-trap coax's on my M60A1 at Fort Knox, on Rodriquez Range and later at Yakima and over in Baumholder
M240...a real beauty and breathe of fresh air
M85 on the M60A1 at Knox, Korea and Yakima
M3A1 ...such a slow rate of fire!
M60 (OUCH! So that's what that glove is for LT)
M134 minigun, M129 chunker and XM35 20mm cannon on AH-1G and AH-1S (Mod)
M197 20mm cannon on AH-1S (FM)
Does salvoing 19 shot pods of 2.75 FFAR count?
Egyptian AKM during fam fire at Camp Garry Owen
MG42 during "Schützenschnur" qualification with our Bundeswehr partnership unit
Wifey didn't pay attention during our County Sheriff's Dept "Citizens Academy" weapons fam fire with the .40cal MP5 and "accidently" fired her second magazine on full auto...a real pleaser on the firing line!
Goal is to fire a Thompson though!
May 9, 2012, 10:47 AM
Not as many as everybodyelse :( but a couple
Over rated? Yes and no. As for how much fun they are, NOPE, they're really that much fun. As for effectiveness, yep, in all honesty (in a 5.56 rifle) I'd take a semi if it was time to put in some real work (maybe that's just me)
May 9, 2012, 01:05 PM
From what I understand, professionals who practice a lot can be very effective and accurate with 2 and 3 shot bursts, but full auto rock and roll is inherently inaccurate, especially with smaller, lighter weapons.
I have shot the Glock 18 a few times and no matter how tightly you clamp down, that thing is going to muzzle climb like crazy.
May 9, 2012, 01:26 PM
May 9, 2012, 09:06 PM
Kindly, share experiences.
UZI 9mm (full size).
It was okay. Found it hard to sight with.
Norrel twenty two rifle -- internally suppressed -- full auto.
This one was AMAZING.
So little recoil even when dumping a mag.
May 9, 2012, 10:07 PM
Yep, buddy has a Cobray M11 with silencer. I was less than impressed. Had to use the screw on forward grip to keep the muzzle down. No way to do that with that little cheesy strap, well, unless you're Steven Seagal in "Under Siege". :rolleyes: Hell, I couldn't afford the ammo. He got it for an investment, though, about 20 years ago and, I gotta admit, he has done better than the stock market. He gave 600 for gun and suppressor, 400 for the tax stamps. They don't sell class 3 stuff built after 1986. This has greatly lessened supply since he got his, and we all know how supply and demand works. :D
Oh, he didn't want the suppressor, but the shop wouldn't sell the gun without it.
May 9, 2012, 10:26 PM
I've only fired a rental Thompson M1A1. Very fun. Ammo disappears quickly. Learned after the first magazine not to use the sights and just look over the barrel like a shotgun when holding the trigger back. I never tried using it past 25 yards so I have no longer range experience with it.
May 10, 2012, 01:02 PM
From what I understand, professionals who practice a lot can be very effective and accurate with 2 and 3 shot bursts, but full auto rock and roll is inherently inaccurate, especially with smaller, lighter weapons
yes, found this to be true with the M11/9 equipped with a Lage slowfire upper. however, when shooting an M16 compared to an AR15, i (personally) think it would be much easier to neutralize multipe targets with the latter than the first YMMV
May 10, 2012, 01:35 PM
AK47's made in;
and a few other places.
There are others, just can't think of them off the top of my head.
May 11, 2012, 02:29 PM
May 11, 2012, 03:11 PM
Converted Glock 17
M-11/9 (stock and with Lage upper)
MG9 and another one-off built by Innovative Arms
May 11, 2012, 03:37 PM
Anyone in the Atlanta area that wants to shoot a SMG, give Stadards Gun Room (in Douglasville) a call. They have some SMG shoots coming up where they'll rent different SMG's (BYO if ya got it). I think you have to qualify with one under pretty close supervision before they cut you loose with it on the range (they rightfully want to know you're not stupid with it :)).
May 11, 2012, 04:29 PM
I've fired pretty much the full current army inventory and several rentals at a range. It's fun, but rental fees can be silly, you buy your own ammo, and you load your own mags. It's fun the first few times I suppose.
I really like the MP-5 for controllability and ease of use.
I really don't see a lot of use for full-auto fire in a service rifle. Mostly for suppression fire. I'm much more interested in teaching mmm soldiers to make hits count than how to hose things. That's what the light, medium, and heavy MGs are for.
May 11, 2012, 04:53 PM
Thompson for nostalgia.
MP5 for accuracy.
RPK for mowing them down like grass.
May 11, 2012, 05:12 PM
While I was in the Corps, hopefully I will be able to add to the list once I go back in next month
May 11, 2012, 06:11 PM
I remember laying on my poncho in the rain during basic training and firing the m60 giggling like a little kid. My DI was ragging me about it and I told him that the full auto fire was one of the primary reasons I enlisted. I loved it!
Only had to pay to shoot the Colt SMG.... Uncle took care of the rest.
My favorite - the Thompson....
Romeo 33 Delta
May 11, 2012, 09:54 PM
M-14 ...(yes, mine issued at Ft. Knox was select fire) AIT field exercise
adventure was a hoot with it.
M-16A1 ... had this on my track
M-2 Carbine ... had this on my track.
M-60 ... had this on my track, my first job. I'm one of those guys who
actually likes the M-60!)
M-2HB ... had this on my track also.
M-1919A6 ... which we swiped from an ARVN/RFPF armory after we retook
their compound in CuChi.
M-1918 BAR (same as above) ... but the MACV pussies made us turn 'em
back in ... darn!!
M3A1 SMG ... had this on my track also.
Also, captured stuff: (which we didn't get to keep long enough for us to become too attached to them. (Thanks, you "intelligence" doofusses ... like
you never saw any of these before???)
I did get to shoot a Thompson a bunch of years ago at an indoor range ... that was fun too.
May 11, 2012, 10:17 PM
Fired a Ma Deuce off the deck of the USS Sacramento at floating 55 gal drums in about 1995. It was awesome, and they let me keep the brass/links, still got them. LC 85/87 build. While I was there, the EOD guys let me blow up some 4x4s (timbers, not trucks)with det cord as well. That was pretty neat too.
May 13, 2012, 01:42 AM
I have fired a Colt 9mm submachine gun. It was a lot of fun up close but can get expensive to feed.
May 13, 2012, 03:43 AM
But I'd like to.
I'd really like to if someone else was buying the ammo. :)
May 13, 2012, 04:43 PM
I have made it my business to shoot as many FA weapons as I can.
First was a Thompson, followed by a Grease Gun and an MP5.
Other MP5 including an MP5K
Full Auto Broomhandle Mauser.
FND (improved BAR).
Browning 1917 Water Cooled.
.22 Replica of Browning 1919
Converted SKS (A hoot).
Converted Glock 34 (Both dealer samples). Only Glock I've liked.
United Defense 9mm (Made by Marlin for WWII).
MACs of various parentage.
Ingram M6 .45 ACP (Lots better than later MACs).
Madsen M50 9mm.
AK47. (Dealer sample).
Short barreled shotgun Rem 870.
Have never been in the military. Used to go to a big match with guns to "demo"
on the back range.
May 14, 2012, 02:22 PM
When I had my brick and mortar store in the early 80's I was a Class Three dealer. I couldn't even begin to list all of the full autos I have shot. This is in addition to the toys Uncle Sugar trained me with.
May 19, 2012, 04:53 AM
MP5, Sterling, Thompson, Uzi
May 19, 2012, 09:20 AM
Yes, while in the Army...
M16 (A1, A2, M4)
German MG3 machine gun (while earning my Schützenschnur)
May 19, 2012, 11:16 AM
I had the opportunity to fire a BAR, HK MP5, and a Sten Gun one afternoon in Ohio. Great day.
Big Bad Bob
May 20, 2012, 08:19 PM
May 20, 2012, 09:25 PM
May 23, 2012, 02:30 PM
Mine/ corp owned:
Registered HK sear (HK94 setup as MP5, clone MP5K-PDW,HK 91, clone HK53)
May 24, 2012, 12:42 AM
I fired an AK47 some 30yrs ago... wasnt as fun as I thought it would be. Never had the opportunity since.
May 24, 2012, 07:01 AM
Yes while in the Army. M16/M60 & 50 cal. It's much harder to control aim than it looks on tv :-)
May 24, 2012, 08:51 AM
May 25, 2012, 06:49 AM
government owned: vigneron (picture)
privately: uzi, mp5, tmp9 (suppressed), m4 (suppressed), hk 41 hk 416, sig 553 commando, sten
Foreign; MAG58, MG3, G3, MP5, Galil's in 5.56 and 7.62x51, FAL, AK, RPD, PKM, RPK, DsHK, UZI, Swedish K, Sten, Bren
These are what I can remember.
May 25, 2012, 04:18 PM
M16a2 (not really full auto, but burst)
May 25, 2012, 05:33 PM
My first was an M16A1 while in the Pickle Suit. Next was the M3 Grease Gun as I was in Armor. Varias caliber 50 Brownings and the sad excuse for a caliber .50 machinegun, the M85. Also on the M60A1 was a caliber .30 M73 coaxial mounted weapon which was about as reliable as the M3 Grease Gun. Then there was an MP5, a Thompson and a British Sten third variation.
Mike in Peru
May 25, 2012, 07:20 PM
Yep, sure have.
May 26, 2012, 09:49 AM
Worked at a class three dealer. Shot a bounch including a GE mini gun. My adding reversal dinner was at a gun club and we brought an MP5 with us. Everyone in the wedding party got to shoot it. Watching some of the girlfriends and wives that didn't like guns giggle after shooting it was priceless.
May 26, 2012, 03:36 PM
I have shot the:
M1 THOMPSON--a really heavy blast from the past--easy to shoot
M249--easy to shoot
M4 Carbine--the one I shot, jammed
AK47----This is truely the worlds greatest submachine gun because using Chinese or Russian ammo, you can barely hit anything outside of 150, maybe 200 yards.
H&K MP5--love it
WALTHER MPK--like it
M-10 INGRAM--fun if you have the supressor attached, no so good without it
STEN GUN--it worked, but I think that is rattled more than a YUGO
AR15 9m.m.--it was actually a semi-auto carbine, but started doubling
STERLING--Nice, but I prefer the MP5
May 27, 2012, 09:34 PM
Yes, I was an M-60 machinegunner in The 1st Inf Div in Vietnam in 1966-1967, and a door gunner in a helicopter gunship, 120th Assault Helicopter Company Razorbacks, 1967-1968.
May 28, 2012, 12:32 AM
UZI with supressor
AK47 with slide fire stock.....lol :D
May 30, 2012, 12:53 AM
Micro Uzi w/shoulder stock
Steyr AUG with 9mm conversion
The Micro Uzi was interesting, never shot anything that short with a stock before. REALLY high rate of fire, though. Not that I'm complaining!
The AUG was cool, for the two stage trigger. Pull a little for one shot, pull harder for automatic fire. Handier than flipping a selector.
Overall, I could see some advantages, especially at close range. But I couldn't afford to feed anything bigger than a 9mm subgun anyway!
June 1, 2012, 08:45 PM
Las Vegas Gun Store on vacation they have tons of stuff to choose from.
June 2, 2012, 09:02 PM
MG3, G3, M-60, Mag 58, 249, Mat 49, M-16A1, Uzi, MP5 SD-K, AUG, Ma Duce, Thompson M1, Lancaster, BAR, Sten, Bren, MP 38-40, Walther MPK, Carl Gustav, Soumi, M2 Carbine,FAL, M14, AK47, RPD. Evidence of a mispent youth and having the right friends In the German Army, border patrol, Police. Most were fired during my time in Europe as a MP. Favorites were Ma Duce and the Bren gun. Least favorite was a toss up between the M14 and the FAL I found both hard to handle efficiently. The MP5 SD was the best of the sub guns followed closely suprisingly by the Lancaster. Hated the MAT49 French designers seem to forget ergonomics and go for gimics like a folding mag well.
June 3, 2012, 09:14 PM
Well................unless you count unplanned slam-fires from high primers in my Garand or AR, no.
But I want to.
June 3, 2012, 09:56 PM
Most all of the current military stuff including M2. But here's some of the cooler ones.
HK21 belt fed
BAR...LOVE that thing. Shoulda bought one back in the 80s before they went nuts...
Water Cooled Browning
MP5. MP5SD. MP5K with briefcase attachment, VP70 with 3 round burst shoulder stock, UMP 45ACP, HKG3 (I'm an HK armorer).
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