For the young servicemembers, a proper "Cheese Picture"

For the young servicemembers, a proper "Cheese Picture"

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5 years 37 weeks ago, 1:04 PM

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a "saw"..??

I have reasons for the things I do, just don't expect them to be reasonable
5 years 37 weeks ago, 1:10 PM

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Yes, Ivan

M249 LMG, we call it a SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon). It replaced the heavy-barrel M16 used as a squa machine gun. We have one of these per three-man team in the MPs, the infantry has one per four-man Fire Team. It's a lot of fun when it works, but it's very picky about where the belt is when you close the top cover and prone to malfunctions. I think the bolt is entirely too small for such a high rate of fire and the fact that it fires from an open bolt, but what do I know?

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5 years 37 weeks ago, 1:23 PM

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ryo remember hearing about this on the Pentagon news show a few weeks ago that a deal has been reached with FN Herstal to replace the M249 with the FN Mini mi squad machine gun. gosh that company makes a lot of money off our country neh.

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5 years 37 weeks ago, 1:25 PM

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The SAW and Minimi

are the same weapon. Minimi is an older vaiant. The M249 is made by FN. I've heard of possibilities of a replacement, but I doubt it'll happen any time soon.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
5 years 37 weeks ago, 1:30 PM

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but even so we do spend a lot of money with FN Herstal neh

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5 years 37 weeks ago, 1:42 PM

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We absolutely do, LD

The M249 and the M240 are both made by FN. I'm sure there are other things as well, but those are the only two I know of that I have used. They definitely get a huge amount of our money.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
5 years 37 weeks ago, 1:54 PM

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this is the new 40mm grenade launcher that is stand alone or can be attach to the M16, M4 and the H&K 416 and 417. it is also manufacture by FN Herstal and the Pentagon recently placed an order for 4450 of them.

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5 years 37 weeks ago, 3:03 AM

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Little Dragon

XM320 is manufactured by H&K, not FN. I haven't fired one yet,
but I'm looking forward to it.

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