First off, thank you for defending our freedom. This is a question to our troops who have had combat in the sandbox with an AR15 or M16 Or any VN vets from the jungle with your AR or M16. this may have already been asked before but I cant seem to find it so Ill ask. How did your AR's perform in the sandy environment, M16's in the jungle? How often did you have to clean them? How often did they jam, and why (sand? FTF?), any bad ammo, breakage of bolts, malfunction in general? this topic has come up in many threads and I have a few friends who have come back and said they had lots of problems when it comes to AR vs sand. Did any of you cary an AK you picked up along the way? and lastly, did anyone get issued an AR15 that wasnt a Colt? and if you you have any combat stories yould like to share I would fuggin love to hear them and Im sure lots would.