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When will the SA80 be replaced?

#1
Hello, I am soon to be joining the Paras and want to know when they will ditch the crappy SA80 in favour of a weapon that is actually any good?

I have done some "work" for the US Marines and used the M16 and it is way better than the SA80. I also know that people in the SAS and SBS consider the SA80 a joke. So when will it be replaced by something better like the FAMAS or M16? Hell, even the AK47 woulkd be better innit.
 
#2
The SA80 is a decent peice of kit in my opinion now, never had any significant problems with the A2 and all the people I speak to rate it over the M16/M4 so make sure you check up your facts before you write it off.
 
#6
Monkian said:
Hello, I am soon to be joining the Paras and want to know when they will ditch the crappy SA80 in favour of a weapon that is actually any good?

I have done some "work" for the US Marines and used the M16 and it is way better than the SA80. I also know that people in the SAS and SBS consider the SA80 a joke. So when will it be replaced by something better like the FAMAS or M16? Hell, even the AK47 woulkd be better innit.
You are brilliant!!
 
#9
Monkian said:
Hello, I am soon to be joining the Paras and want to know when they will ditch the crappy SA80 in favour of a weapon that is actually any good?
Erm...it is actually quite good, in my humble opinion. Stable (although a touch on the heavy side because of it), quite reliable and I think it looks quite mean compared to some of the nancy-boy matchstick models out there.

I have done some "work" for the US Marines
Rent boy then, eh? Well, everyone has to earn a living.

I also know that people in the SAS and SBS consider the SA80 a joke.
So, you've read Bravo Two Zero at least once then.

So when will it be replaced by something better like the FAMAS or M16? Hell, even the AK47 woulkd be better innit.
And so we come to understand.

The L85A2 is a fine weapon, despite press reports to the contrary. I speak from the standpoint of a medic, I'll grant you. However, I have personally never experienced any problems with the weapon and my infantry colleagues seem to be at worst indifferent to it.
 
#10
Monkian said:
Hello, I am soon to be joining the Paras and want to know when they will ditch the crappy SA80 in favour of a weapon that is actually any good?

I have done some "work" for the US Marines and used the M16 and it is way better than the SA80. I also know that people in the SAS and SBS consider the SA80 a joke. So when will it be replaced by something better like the FAMAS or M16? Hell, even the AK47 woulkd be better innit.
What kind of "work" have you done for the US Marines pray tell?

Do you have much personal experience with the FAMAS or AK47?

I'd be most interested to hear where you used these weapons.
 
#12
Monkian said:
Hello, I am soon to be joining the Paras and want to know when they will ditch the crappy SA80 in favour of a weapon that is actually any good?

I have done some "work" for the US Marines and used the M16 and it is way better than the SA80. I also know that people in the SAS and SBS consider the SA80 a joke. So when will it be replaced by something better like the FAMAS or M16? Hell, even the AK47 woulkd be better innit.
Well mate if you know what people in the SAS/SBS think then get them to tell you when we are getting new rifles. How do you know the M16 is better than a SA80 when did you fire a SA80.

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#13
What? What the f'uck are you all on about?

The SA80 can't even be fired left handed. What a load of shit that is. And it's a total pain in the arse to strip down compared to the M16.
 
#15
Monkian said:
What? What the f'uck are you all on about?

The SA80 can't even be fired left handed. What a load of s*** that is. And it's a total pain in the arse to strip down compared to the M16.
Ok I'll bite. I'm a left handed marksman, I seem to be doing fine with it.


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#20
Personally i like the SA80A2, even the A1 caused me few issues. However the media seemed to make a big issue out of its reliablity, as they are prone to do.

I have deployed on operations with the A2 and not once thought that it could not do the job when called upon.

SA80A2
 

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