GUN PBS: Weapons of US soldiers in Iraq 'plagued with problems'

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  1. MTech

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    [FONT=Times New Roman, Times, serif]PBS: Weapons of US soldiers in Iraq 'plagued with problems'

    [/FONT]David Edwards and Greg Wasserstrom
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Times New Roman, Times, serif]Published: Monday September 24, 2007[/FONT][/FONT]
    The M-16, the choice rifle of the United States Armed Forces, turns 50 years old this month and is still plagued by many of the same problems it had half a century ago, putting American troops in Iraq at a severe disadvantage when it comes to small arms combat, the PBS program Newshour reported tonight. "That AK-74 outhits the M-16 by two to one on full automatic," said Jim Sullivan, referring to the Russian-made assault rifle, now in its third generation. "And the reason there were 100 million AK's made wasn't to equip the Russian army - it was to give [to] our Third World opponents. The United States can't win ground wars anymore."
    The M-16 and its successor, the shorter M4, are known for their finickiness, jamming in even the most innocuous conditions. In combat, the unreliability of the rifle can be deadly.
    Regarding his son currently serving in Iraq, Sullivan said, "He should have an AK."
    The following video is from PBS's Newshour, broadcast on September 24.



    Go to link for video..
    http://rawstory.com//news/2007/PBS_Guns_of_US_Soldiers_in_0924.html
     
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    *yawn* as usual the media doesn't have a clue what its talking about
     
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    The Pharaohs said this when they were building the pyramids.
     
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    and wait, third gen AKs?

    Gen 1: AK-47
    Gen 2: AKM
    Gen 3: AK-74 (ignoring all the stuff like AKMS/krinks etc)
    Gen 4: AK-100 series.
     
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    that article is full of fail and aids
     
  6. MTech

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    I knew you guys would eat this up hahaha
     
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    what the fuck does that even mean, outhits 2-1 :ugh:

    no really? kalashnikov saw an opportunity to make a durable battle rifle and cashed in? wow, shocking.
    :wtf: :ugh2:
    :hsugh:
     
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    404 cashing in not found. Fucker can barely afford a plane ticket.
     
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    not literally. i meant he saw an opportunity to supply a great rifle to the majority of the world :hs:
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't AK's supposed to be really inaccurate compared to a M16 or M4?? ...
    and the guy goes off to say adding sights ect makes the M16 even more unreliable....
     
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    Alot of it has to do with the sights on an AK vs. AR. If you put a decent receiver mounted reddot on the rifle, you cut the MOA in half from what I have heard.
     
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    I'd take M-16 sights over an AK any day.
     
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    looks like someone wants to sell their new rifle and 100rd mag to the army by
    belittling the current equipment.
     
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    My AR isn't battle tested or anything, but after thousands and thousands of rounds, I still havn't had a failure of any kind. :dunno:

    RRA M4gery ftw.
     
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    Bullshit asshole, the aliens built the pyramids
     
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    I never had any problems with my M16. Never saw or heard of anyone else having problems either.
     
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    stop trolling this sub forum. keep your horseshit back in OT
     
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    its not a very good comparison of the accuracy. Look at how the guy with the AK jerks the trigger :o
     
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    No shit

    When the zombies come there is only one gun I am grabbing. My AK
     
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    same here, but mostly because its the one I have ammo for :o
     
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    i find this video absurd
     

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