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Old September 20th, 2014, 03:27 PM   #31
 
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M16, 1911, M14, M60, M79, M203, 90MM, M2, Claymores, C4, det cord...the usual.



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Old September 20th, 2014, 03:54 PM   #32
 
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M-14, a M-16, and a 1911 for the range; my T/O weapon was a .38 revolver once I got to the fleet.
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Old September 20th, 2014, 05:09 PM   #33
 
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I was just thinking today of the weapons of my "era" in the Army, it wasn't long ago but some are being phased out already.
In short, every establishment or ship that I was assigned as crew is somehow gone. One's an artificial reef off VACAPES, one was given to the Turkish Navy, two commands have been disestablished/renamed or closed. Man, I was just the Terminator.
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I was a tweak in the Navy. About all we would get if we were on watch was a radio and a white belt. If you had duty as a paymaster you would get an old .38 revolver. Anything more than that, according to Master Chief, would be handled by Marines!
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In short, every establishment or ship that I was assigned as crew is somehow gone. One's an artificial reef off VACAPES, one was given to the Turkish Navy, two commands have been disestablished/renamed or closed. Man, I was just the Terminator.
I know how you feel. The only ship I was ever attached to (USS America), my squadron (PATRON 56) and my rating (AX), all gone!

I used to lay awake at night thinking "Is it me?!"
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In 1968, when I joined the Tx NG, the unit had M1's and I had the opportunity to fire one at the rifle range before I left for Basic Training. In Basic, we qualified with the M14. Then, when I returned from Basic, my unit had been issued M16A1's. My unit was deployed to Croatia in 1997, and we turned in our M16A1's at Ft. Benning and were issued M16A2's. When we redeployed in '98, we got out A1's back. I retired in 2000, and the unit still had 1911's. Maybe by now they have been replaced with the M9's.
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I have carried M16A1's and A2's to include a thoroughly worn out A1 that would barely hold together long enough to qualify. I've carried ground versions of the M60 and the M60D when out on the OP and in the air. I fired M203's, a MK1919 and tossed grenades by hand which always is fun getting to blow up a grenade. I carried a few M9's for quite a while as well as a couple .38 revolvers. The last one was a Ruger, can't remember who made the first couple of revolvers. I also got to shoot a PPK and MG45 in Germany, that thing was a ripping little machine gun!
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Good old M-16, no forward assist; Models 10 and 15 Smith and Wesson...and a MK-12A Re-Entry Vehicle...Multiple Independently Targeted Warheads in the 200KT range...

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I think my overall favorite weapon was the 240b machine gun, I just love those things and they were very reliable .

FN makes them in semi auto and a closed bolt , but I think it costs more than I make in 6 months ugh

My favorite rifle I used would have to be the good old M16A2.
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My primary weapon was 16 Poseidon C-3 missiles with the capability of carrying multiple warheads as a Missile Tech. on an SSBN. We also had 1911's
& Thompson sub-machine guns in .45acp. Later on we got M14's & Rem. 870 shotguns.

Luckily, we never had to use the primary weapon
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M16a1 m16a2 m60 1911a1 m203 m79 Remington 870 12ga
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I almost forgot - one of my favorite weapons in the Army was the M197 20mm 3-barrel Gatling gun. I never used it in combat, but it was a real blast in training.

Another weapon I saw and was indirectly involved with (I was the nuclear surety officer for the unit) was the W79, a tactical nuclear weapon that could be fired from an 8 inch howitzer and had a maximum yield of 1.1 kilotons. Needless to say, I never fired one - I never even met anyone who had. It didn't look much different from a regular 8 inch howitzer shell, apart from the locking collar with the electronic code unit.


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M16A1 initially and later the A2, M1911, M60, SAW, Beretta 9mm (I won't even give it the honor of calling it by it's military nomenclature) and I fam fired a bunch of other crap over a 21 year career. The M4 entered service after I retired.
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...my primary weapon was an F-4 Phantom....
Did yours have a gun or was it one of the earlier, no gun versions?
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