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I wonder how are...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Longbow, Mar 25, 2003.

  1. Longbow

    Longbow Well-Known Member

    ..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?
  2. Stinger

    Stinger Well-Known Member

    I know we have freedom of speech in America...but do we have to do this EVERYDAY :banghead:

  3. Longbow

    Longbow Well-Known Member

  4. gryphon

    gryphon Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. TarpleyG

    TarpleyG Well-Known Member

    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.

  6. Slick

    Slick Well-Known Member

    :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!
  7. CWL

    CWL Well-Known Member

    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
    ? Last this happened was in the Au Shau Valley in Vietnam.

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

    swampgator Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. goon

    goon Well-Known Member

    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. ;)
  10. SodaPop

    SodaPop member

    I heard our fighters and Apaches are jamming up in the sand storms.:neener:

    Nothing runs very well in that weather.

    Issue lightsabers.
  11. goon

    goon Well-Known Member

    Nothing runs very well in that weather.

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

    Chipperman Well-Known Member

    That Bradley engine they kept showing wasn't too happy about the sand. :uhoh:
  13. Joe Demko

    Joe Demko Well-Known Member

    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.

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