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Old December 16th, 2016, 06:48 PM   #151
 
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M14, M16 and 4.2 inch mortar.



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Old December 16th, 2016, 09:05 PM   #152
 
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M-14 and M1911. US Army.
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Old May 20th, 2017, 01:37 PM   #153
 
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...my primary weapon was an F-4 Phantom & later an AV-8 Harrier. My service issue sidearm was a back-up ......Just in case the primary didn't work out.
Ah, the Phantom! Fantastic bird, proof positive a rock will fly if you throw it hard enough. Seem to remember it had something like a 1-6 glide path.

I spent 17 years in Crash, Fire and Rescue. First crash I worked was an F-4 in Yuma. Went into the sand between the primary runways. Tossed an engine almost 1/2 mile and we found the LOX bottle 3 1/2 miles from impact!

I was in Beaufort when they were transitioning to the F-18's. The Phantoms were going out in mock dog fights against 15's and 16's. With the exception of shear power, either AC was superior to the F-4 in almost every category. The Phantoms were coming back with an 8-1 kill ration. Some had stress fractures in the frames from the G's they were put through. Pilots figured their beloved hot rods were going to wind up in mothballs anyway....
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Qualified with an M14, M16 (A-1 and A-2), M1911, 9mm.

Fam fired M60 and 50 ca. mg, LAAW, M79, 16 ga. shotgun and probably a few others I don't remember.
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m-16, m14, 1911-US army
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We qualified with a 1911, but used a m240mg, m85mg(50 cal), and M60A3 tank regularly.
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I qualified with the M14 at Fort Polk, the M1,1911,and M16 at Fort Baker/ Cronkite . My primary weapon of mass destruction was an M56.
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Old May 21st, 2017, 06:46 AM   #158
 
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M-1 Rifle
M-1A Carbine
Colt/Remington/Ithaca 1911's
S&W Model 15
Springfield 30.06
.30 cal. Browning Machine Gun
.50 cal. Browning Machine Gun
.45 cal. Grease Gun
Browning BAR
Winchester Model 97
Thompson SMG
Bazooka
My personal S&W Model 36

Most of these were used/fired in a training environment for familiarization. The 1911's and the M-1A Carbine were carried daily for 4 years. The S&W Model 36 was carried as a personal sidearm as an aircrewman in Vietnam for 4 years.
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M16A1
M1911
M9
M16A2

M60 (annual qualification)
M2 (annual qualification)
M203 (annual qualification)
M79 (one round in basic)
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M16 in Air Force while in Vietnam 1970-71. No forward assist. had triangular hand guards, butt stock without a compartment for a cleaning kit, and a three-pronged flash suppressor. Bolt carrier was chrome plated and slick-sided, no forward assist notches. Capable of full auto.

Later during my 1981 - 2008 Air Force Reserve career we switched to the M16A2. No more full auto fun.

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US Army 1999-2004. During that time, Uncle Sam issued me a variety of weapons...

1. Basic training - M16A1 (Ft Knox)
2. Pvt through PFC - M4/M203 (Ft Hood)
3. SPC - M240B (Ft Hood). This thing was heavy as hell to tote around with spare barrel and ammo (we did not get an assistant gunner), but I LOVED having it when the $&!+ hit the fan!
4. SGT (Ft Hood and Camp Garry Owen ROK) - M242 Bushmaster cannon, M240C "coax", and TOW missle (gunner on an M3A2 Bradley). I also carried an M9, in case I somehow got separated from the REAL gun!

I also got to play with the M2 .50 cal machine gun, MK19 automatic grenade launcher, and 81mm mortar, but was never actually issued or assigned to any of these on a permanent basis.

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Qualified with the M-14 and a Smith .38. M16s were just coming in, so we just got to famfire those. In flight training, we shot miniguns from Hueys. THAT was a kick!


Also trained with the hand grenade, but I didn't care for that much. First time I ever pulled the pin on one, I remember thinking Omigod, now what?
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Also trained with the hand grenade, but I didn't care for that much. First time I ever pulled the pin on one, I remember thinking Omigod, now what?
I also remember a very similar feeling the first time I did hand grenade training. The first time you pull the pin and realize you are holding a live bomb in your hand, it kinda freaks you out. I remember thinking that I Was going to have to Throw it as far as humanly possible!
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