Well, as seeing I have posted a few topics about my truck, I only think the next step is to make a post about my other love, Weapons!
Just in case for all you civilians, I am not talking about weapons like Nuclear war heads, I am talking about guns, but in the Army it is policy not to use the word "gun"
So if you are a gun control nut then just turn away. This is not a topic for your ears.
Other than that feel free to discuss your favorite weapons, favorite type of weapons, and weapons you own.
I shall start the discussion off with my all time favorite weapon that I have ever fired.
It is a MK-19(Pronounced Mark nineteen)
It is a Fully Automatic 40mm Grenade launcher. Usually vehicle mounted.
It has 3 rates of fire. Cyclic, Rapid, and Sustained.
In Cyclic it can fire up to 350 rounds per minute. Image that. 350 rounds of 40mm grenades exploding down range. It is one bad ass mother fucking weapon. Not to mention it has like 5 different types of rounds it can fire, ranging from dual-purpose high explosive rounds, to training rounds.
Also, another all time favorite is the M-240B machine gun. It is heavyer than the SAW(M-249) that is popular in video games, but if you have ever been in combat that you can appreciate the larger caliber 7.62 rounds that in fires instead of the smaller 5.56mm rounds that the SAW fires. Also, in my experience the M-240B is also more reliable than the SAW. It is also a 100x easier to clean. One of the bad things is it requires more barrel replacements than the SAW, and as always since it is heavier it is not used for the lite infantry very much. It is usually vehicle, or perimeter mounted.
Others that I enjoy very much are the .50 cal machine gun which every soldier loves to shoot, but hates to carry pieces of cause it is heavy as shit. Also the AT4 lite anit-tank weapon. It is made by SAAB, yes the car company, and it one shot. So after you use it theoretically you just throw the shell away, but in Iraq we were not allowed to do this cause then those sneaky Arabic bastards would use them to make IEDs. It is pretty bad ass.
Also, the old M-16A4 is a good weapon. I used a M-4 in Iraq though. Only difference is the barrel length and collapsible stock, I think. It is also much easier to use the M203 grenade launcher with the M-4 because of the shorter stock. It doesnt hurt your arm pits as much.
Any of you other gun enthusiasts wanna yell at me for not mentioning the shitty AK-47? Bring it on. The mother fucker sucks.