About Worst Current Issue Weapon(Rifle or Pistol)
|April 22nd, 2004||#1|
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Worst Current Issue Weapon(Rifle or Pistol) info
And.... What is the best weapon issued?
Lance Corporal Johnny D
|April 22nd, 2004||#2|
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Worst Rifle info
In my opionion(being a Marine, which we pride ourselfs on long distance shooting)
The M-16A2(.223 Cal Rifle) is the worst gun issued to the military, and the M4 is a close second(.223 sucks!)
|April 22nd, 2004||#4|
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The M-16A2 is not the best gun on the market today, but it is far from the worst. It is accurate out to 350 meters, works if you clean it, and does what it is supposed to do, win close firefights. If you're shooting long, use an M-14.
Also, if you want long range shooting, the M4 would be worse then the M-16.
Ahh...the AK-47, when you absolutely, positively have to kill every last motherf*cker in the room...accept no substitute
|April 23rd, 2004||#9|
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The worst current issued assault rifle is probably the L85. It comes apart when you fire it, the safety breaks off, the magazine falls out. It may be accurate, but accurate don't mean **** if your gun is in peices.
|April 23rd, 2004||#10|
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The SA80 A1 family of weapons, of whish the L85 is one variant (there's also a Light Support Weapon variant and a new carbine version), was a quite bad rifle. I say quite bad because it was blown out of proportion by the press wanting to take a dig at our government. It is an accurate rifle, especially with the SUSAT optical sight. I've never heard of one falling apart when fired, but the problem with the magazine falling off was rectified very early on. However, it was very unreliable. This was mainly because it required a high level of maintenance, which was just unpractical on exercise never mind operations.
There was also a problem with the feed of blank ammunition, due to the fact that the blanks we use have a crimped tip. This coupled with the fact that the rifle required even more maintenance when firing blanks (they throw out a lot more carbon than ball), lead to the troops having little faith in it. And rightly so.
The SA80 A2 is the new version which has undergone extensive modification. It is now an extremely reliable weapon. The initial tests in Oman, Norway, Belize and UK put it among the best assault rifles as far as reliability goes. Once the stats of how it performed in Iraq filter through the army and eventually to the public, I believe it will become a very highly regarded weapon. The problem with the feed of blank ammunition has also been rectified with a new magazine specifically for blank rounds, which will give British soldiers confidence in the weapon.