Tactical overkill...


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MN_Strelok
February 4, 2003, 09:36 PM
Has anyone out there seen the cover of the latest U.S. News & World Report (http://www.usnews.com/usnews/issue/030210/home.htm)? My first reaction was that the cover shot was staged with some civvie wanna-be, but the inside credit states "U.S. Special Forces soldier on duty in Columbia".

I don't understand how it could be real, because the guy has more tactical crap on that carbine than I own in total. From what I can see he's got an M4 with a carry sling, ACOG sight, some sort of laser rangefinder, flashlight, Harris-type bipod (??) and a C-mag.

Do you folks think the photo is authentic? Would any serious person ever triple the weight and ruin the balance of a perfectly good carbine like that? :uhoh:

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Hkmp5sd
February 4, 2003, 09:39 PM
the guy has more tactical crap on that carbine than I own in total.

You really need to talk to Skunkabilly and Twoblink! :) No such thing as too much tactical.

blades67
February 4, 2003, 09:44 PM
It's for real. The Beta C magazine does add weight, but all you need are a few targets in the Acog reticle to lighten the load.:evil:

45R
February 4, 2003, 09:51 PM
No such thing as "Tactical Overkill" unless your one on the business end of the M4 .

Kahr carrier
February 4, 2003, 10:41 PM
:D

HS/LD
February 4, 2003, 10:51 PM
Anyone thought those TACTICAL dodads might actually do something other than add weight?


HS/LD

10-Ring
February 5, 2003, 12:26 AM
From what I've learned over the last few nights, it's not tactical overkill if you have a genuine practical application! :scrutiny:

BerettaNut92
February 5, 2003, 12:57 AM
If there's a use for it, why not?

I think the rangefinder thing might be an infrared illuminator that works with NVGs, but not sure. Never felt the need to know. Out of my budget.

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