Theres this Pap above......from someone who's obviously been there and done that and then this from an earlier forumGreengrass said:I would have to agree with mighty on this despite all the old jokes about not being powerful enough I would not want one up my arse. And as for the keep my bayonet sharp crap get a grip man how many times have British troops had to close to close quarter in the last 20 years maybe once or twice leave that spirit of the bayonet talk to civics. All weapons have fault, have recently read (in a paper admittedly not the best source) that the septics are planning to scrap the M16 model currently in use as it is to long and has no auto selection they are looking into the M4 across the board. The desire for other weapons such as the styre or G3 comes from I believe the wish to play with a new shiny toy which would soon fade leaving every one clamouring for a new weapon
Not a shiny new toy we need....just a decent proven weapon we trust [/quote]Fix bayonets! he shouted. Were going to assault the positions in front. Are you all up for it? There were no objections. With the steel in place on their SA80 rifles, the men of the Princess of Waless Royal Regiment (PWRR) charged across 600ft of open ground towards the enemy trenches, taking it in turns to stop and provide covering fire while their comrades advanced.
Byles, from Portsmouth, reached the first trench with another corporal, Brian Wood. I wanted to put the fear of God into the enemy, he said.
1994. Adoption of the latest variations of the M16 breed. Those include: M16A3 and M16A4 rifles, with "flat top" receivers, that had a Picatinny accessory rails in the place of the integral carrying handle. The rail can be used to mount detachable carrying handle with iron rear sights, or various sighting devices (Night/IR, optics etc). The M16A4 otherwise is similar to M16A2, while M16A3 has a full-auto capability instead of the 3-rounds burst. Two other newest AR-15 offsprings are the M4 and M4A1 carbines, which are described in the separate article on this site.
But its a service rifle surely not designed for SF?cdo_gunner said:If it was so bloody good someone other than ourselves would have bought it.
Let's see, what other countries use it?
And then there's the SF boys who can choose....do they use it???