posted on May, 30 2006 @ 11:14 PM
Originally posted by devilwasp
Do US servicemen and women get allowed to own a "personal weapon" once they reach SGT/CPL level?
I've wondered the same thing about the US military. My intuition tells me no you're not allowed to have own personal weapon, but I'm sure it
happens. I bet there are guys in Iraq carrying personal sidearms for sure even if its just extra backup like a .38 on the ankle etc...
THe special forces like Delta and Seal team 6 use all kinds of exotic weaponry, but do they get to choose what they want and then it's purchased for
them, modifed at their own armory etc??
I know if I was in Iraq and say a tanker that was only issues a crappy 9mm I would get my hands on a bigger bore sidearm or take a captured AK, maybe
even saw it off for ease of use getting in and out of tank, hummer etc...
Ideally I would want something like a Tavor MTAR-21 if I was a tanker,
pilot, or crew memeber.