Former_FyrdmanFORMER_FYRDMAN said:My understanding is that someone unloaded a dodgy stock of Indian 9 mil onto the British Army which is when bullets started bouncing of wet blankets and generally losing interest three feet after leaving the barrel. There are greater experts on Arrse and I think it's been covered in another thread somewhere after the recent Afghanistan ammunition scandal.dingerr said:Why was the Ammo Dodgy? What incidents are you referring to?FORMER_FYRDMAN said:Dwarf, SMG got an evil reputation because of dodgy ammunition, it's a good weapon otherwise and more practical than the SA80 at close quarters or if operating from a vehicle.
So i suppose it had nothing to do with the working parts being held to the rear with a fixed firing pin and no safety, resulting in an ND at the slightest jolt, jar or trip.
The SMG seems to provoke strong emotions but my only personal experience of misbehaviour was one weapon which used to default to automatic without consulting the firer.
Didn't know that, thanks. But I still prefer to keep them at a distance where possible. Showing my age here because I never really handled the SA80, I used the Big Black F*ck Off Stick and personally avoided carrying the smudger. How is it better than SA80? This is a genuine question.
(Like the name, Fyrd was a fine body, did the Mother Country proud.)