posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 12:58 PM
Originally posted by DaddyBare
reply to post by Golf66
the The M249 (SAW) while introduced back in 1984 dint become a production gun until 1989...
the current laws concerning full weapons prohibits owning a machine gun produced after 1986... meaning all the legal machine guns you can by... have
to be made before that 1986 cut off date... so the SAW is was and never will be for sale to the civilian market...
besides who among us can afford to shoot that much ammo at once???
Cool, thanks for the info - I have never really looked that hard at buying full auto weapons to be honest.
Having a background in SF - I think full auto is very over rated all around unless you are part of a large maneuver element (like a platoon
maneuvering squads over a large area) that needs heavy suppression over a wide area.
We never really used it except for a few ambushes in which the initial volume of fire was necessary. Again, though I think with some good operators
you could achieve better or equal results with any main battle rifle on semi with a sustained rate of accurate fire.
Besides, like you said, I can barely afford to shoot the M14 I have as much as I'd like to with the cost of ammo.
Who could afford enough ammo to remain proficient with that rate of fire.
I fire the heck out of the AK I have because it’s very cheap to do.
My dad baught the full auto conversion kit for it but I haven't put it on. Don't see the need and don't have the required licence myself. I guess
I could if I felt it necessary; I supose situationaly would come in handy if SHTF for room clearing or something.