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Posted: 8/9/2014 6:05:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2014 6:06:01 PM EDT by Heatnbeat]
My buddy sent me this, I thought some of you guys might enjoy it.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HE5hE9hB0A&feature=em-share_video_user
Link Posted: 8/9/2014 6:23:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2014 6:25:52 PM EDT by Another-Bill]
Originally Posted By Heatnbeat:
My buddy sent me this, I thought some of you guys might enjoy it.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HE5hE9hB0A&feature=em-share_video_user
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I guess he should have sent it to you as a hot link...
Link Posted: 8/9/2014 6:27:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/9/2014 10:24:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2014 10:31:00 PM EDT by gunnut003]
13:59...

and 23:15...
Link Posted: 8/10/2014 9:38:28 AM EDT
Never seen that one before. Pretty funny and insightful. Comment says 1964, but may be later.
Link Posted: 8/10/2014 9:54:01 AM EDT
As funny as it was meant to be that was a lot more training than I got on the M-16 before getting sent to Vietnam in 1967. I trained on the M-14 in Basic and before being sent to Vietnam I was given three days of "RVN" training at Ft Polk LA.

RVN training consisted of the instructors telling us all we were going to die and four hours familiarity with the M-16. We actually got to shoot 20 rounds. The instructors told us we would learn everything we needed to learn when we got Vietnam so no need to worry about it.
Link Posted: 8/10/2014 10:09:32 AM EDT
forward assist, full mag fence, and birdcage flash suppressor . . . I suspect it was after 1964

Link Posted: 8/10/2014 11:55:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2014 11:55:49 AM EDT by gunnut003]
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Originally Posted By Flash66:
As funny as it was meant to be that was a lot more training than I got on the M-16 before getting sent to Vietnam in 1967. I trained on the M-14 in Basic and before being sent to Vietnam I was given three days of "RVN" training at Ft Polk LA.

RVN training consisted of the instructors telling us all we were going to die and four hours familiarity with the M-16. We actually got to shoot 20 rounds. The instructors told us we would learn everything we needed to learn when we got Vietnam so no need to worry about it.
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Not funny.
Link Posted: 8/10/2014 3:30:27 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By gunnut003:


Not funny.
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Originally Posted By gunnut003:
Originally Posted By Flash66:
As funny as it was meant to be that was a lot more training than I got on the M-16 before getting sent to Vietnam in 1967. I trained on the M-14 in Basic and before being sent to Vietnam I was given three days of "RVN" training at Ft Polk LA.

RVN training consisted of the instructors telling us all we were going to die and four hours familiarity with the M-16. We actually got to shoot 20 rounds. The instructors told us we would learn everything we needed to learn when we got Vietnam so no need to worry about it.


Not funny.


My dad said the same thing. He basically had to familiarize himself with the M16 IN COMBAT. SO friggin stupid how the army rushed these things in there like that. Not to mention the "maintenance free" myth that got a ton of G.I.'s killed.
Link Posted: 8/11/2014 7:55:11 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Flash66:
As funny as it was meant to be that was a lot more training than I got on the M-16 before getting sent to Vietnam in 1967. I trained on the M-14 in Basic and before being sent to Vietnam I was given three days of "RVN" training at Ft Polk LA.

RVN training consisted of the instructors telling us all we were going to die and four hours familiarity with the M-16. We actually got to shoot 20 rounds. The instructors told us we would learn everything we needed to learn when we got Vietnam so no need to worry about it
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My "RVN Training" was pretty much the same thing. Except it was at Ft. Devens, MA. In February, '68. In the snow.
Link Posted: 8/11/2014 4:38:10 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Strela:

My "RVN Training" was pretty much the same thing. Except it was at Ft. Devens, MA. In February, '68. In the snow.
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Ft Devens, ASA?
Link Posted: 8/11/2014 5:54:39 PM EDT
Hell I was in the Air Force. We were lucky we even got to touch a rifle! They handed it to us, said " shoot that target" and took it away before we hurt somebody. If it wasn't for the 20mm Vulcan I'd have been completly defenseless!
Link Posted: 8/12/2014 11:37:35 AM EDT
My old man was in the air force, special operations in 67-68 and had the exact same experience after a month or so in country "Sgt, this is much better than your m2, take this, here's ammo" proceeded to dump 20 rounds full auto into a nearby tree and that was it, next use was in TET! Him being a shooter, he actually liked the rifle. He had his shit square and tight when he was a young man for sure.
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