posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 07:26 AM
I've found that full auto only finds maximum usefullness when clearing a trench complex or clearing rooms in a building during an offensive push,
either way it is a meat grinder for both sides.
Typical clearing procedure during my time was:
1) pass up the grenades
2) front two men cook off 2 frags. make the pitch, then go around the corner guns blazing. one spraying high and one spraying low.
3) consolidate, get control of the area, rearm, and switch out........... rinse and repeat till ..........................
I joined just as the M16 A2 was being issued to the armed forces. It took a couple of years for the complete change over so I had a chance to
experience the changeover while training with different units. The biggest problem we had was retraining our minds to stop pressing and just holding
the trigger expecting an entire burst.
Instead we would only get a 3 round burst and it would totally mess up the timing and tempo.
We actually stopped rehearsing, grabbed a bunch of ammo, and starting just bursting shots till we got our minds "retrained." Now the M16 felt more
like shooting a squirt pistol than what it use to feel like, but whatever. I would say full-auto has it's uses, and I perfer full auto over burst (but
that's just me) but I am just fine shooting for "one shot, one kill" and just knowing I have a high mag capability and not have to switch out as
edit on 13-4-2011 by Khaaaaaan!! because: I'm going to inheret an AR-15 one day................