This got me thinking. If you were trapped behind enemy lines and you lost your SA80, the only thing you could do is look fror another weapon to fight the enmy with. Seen as though the AK is the main assault weapon in the desert you would more than likely be aiming to commandere one of them. I have heard stories where paras or commandos have run out of bullets and had to use their knives to silently dispose of an enemy sentry, steal his weapon and then use is weapon against the rest of the horde. If you are trapped on your own fighting the taliban you will need access to lots of ammunition. There will not be 5.56mm rounds lying everywhere but there will be AK ammunition about in the desert or the Taliban stronghold where you are doing battle. Would it not make sense to teach recruits how to effectively use an AK in training. And how is best to get an AK when you are without your standard issue weapon? Also, how would it go if you ran out of bullets for your SA80 but were trapped behind enemy lines. Would it be ok to throw the SA80 in the sand and get an AK due to not having any ammo for it. Or would you get in trouble for this as it's throwing away a good rifle. It just seems impracticle to lug around an SA80 just so you can return it to the armoury when (if) you get back as well as carry the AK that you are dealing damage with. One man can only carry so many weapons. Shame it's not like on Doom or Quake where you can have loads of weapons on you. Imagine being able to press 1 for your Browning Pistol, 2 for your SA80, 3 for Minimi, 4 for GPMG, 5 for Sniper Rifle, 6 for Mortar, 7 for anti tank weapon and 0 to whip out your combat knife.