posted on Apr, 21 2008 @ 12:37 PM
The glorified pea shooter adopted by the us a few years ago should be scrapped.
The M16 was adequate when it was chamberd in 7.62. At least you got some impact on target.
The DOD in it's wisdom descided that the average infantry grunt was carrying too much weight in ammo, and the average grunt was not adequately
trained to control recoil for acuracy on full auto.
Thier solution was to go to an inferior weapon rather than go for a superior soldier.
I personaly carried a Ak for a variety on reasons.
First because it's an excellent piece of machinery
second, in a fire fight, my weapon sounds like a friendly to the bad guys which has been advantageous on many occasions.
last but not least, I could resupply my ammo from the enemy after they no longer had use for it.
The current 223 typicaly fires in a 3 round burst, most probably because it takes at least 3 rounds to get the bad guys attention.
I personaly never liked full auto as it tends to burn alot of ammo with little or no accuracy.
I much prefer picking my target, putting one in center mass, and moving to the next target.
Speed without accuracy is just being in a hurry to miss. much better to pace yourself and hit your target.
In the words of the immortal Wyat Earp, " the trick is to take your time in a hurry "