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Posted: 1/9/2005 8:35:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2005 8:35:43 AM EDT by URFUBAR]
I had to put this post in the general discussion forum -

ZITIFORBREAKFAST originally wrote -

Thank the LORD he is safe!

Let it load, Hi-Res pic.

Story reads he took an enemy round to the Front Sight post.

Here : www.usmc.mil/marinelink/image1.nsf/ae82f18a8e1b160b852568ba007e7e5e/4eb3cbeef6e4cfa285256f820019f37f/$FILE/frontsitepostblowhoriz.jpg

Semper Fi!


0311/6030-2 '90-'98

I replied -

Man - I will bring it home and post a pic of my FSP...
I keep it on my desk at work.

I had my front sight post of my M4 hit when we were doing CQB in SOMALIA.
I was #2 in the stack - as you know - the worse place to be for entry.

When we got back - I had the armorer take the FSP off and give it to me as a gift.

By looking at the pic, that is exactly what happened to this Marine.
Mine looks pretty similar to that one - - - - BUT- - - -
Mine was not shot completely through , just shot 1/2 of it off.

SPOOKED ME OUT. Luckily, 3rd man in dropped him..



I will post my pic of the FSP on MON.

It is amazing what a 7.62 will do, huh.

Link Posted: 1/10/2005 4:40:10 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 4:55:25 AM EDT
Damn,that,ll knock your zero off.Reminds me of a picture I saw in a book about SOG missions the bullet hit the telestock locking ring and penetrated the extension on an operators XM177 right in front of the guys face...Glad this marines rifle was hit and not him.At least the rifle remained functional.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 5:27:11 AM EDT
Looking at the angle of the strike and the FSB pright being bent forward, makes me wonder what position the rifle was held in when hit, and where the round that hit it came from?

Link Posted: 1/10/2005 6:04:03 AM EDT
okay, that was close enough for me. looks like the strike came from left to right an took a chunk of the rear leg of the sight tower out.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 6:16:43 AM EDT
There was a Marine a few months ago who was saved by his scope... Turns out his father bought and sent his son a Acog in Iraq. His sons was engaged in combat against multiple Iraqi snipers in buildings. One of Iraqi snipers shot at him as he was returning fire and the round hit his ACOG. The round penitrated the front glass and front edge of the scope and traveled about 1/2 threw before stoping. There was some slight schrapnel off of the scope that cut his face a little but that was all. I'm sure the father was pretty damn happy to hear that his $700 purchased saved his sons life. There were pictures and a story on the Marine Corps web site, but this was a few monts ago.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 6:53:16 AM EDT
So, that was you? Your a recon Marine?
Nice pic
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 8:32:52 AM EDT
No that pic is not mine, but I had a similar incident.

I did not make it to work today, had doctors appointment.
I will post a pic of mine TUES night when I get home.

His is a lot worse.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 3:30:51 PM EDT

Just incredible.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 5:24:38 PM EDT
URFUBAR, did the armorer put another sight base on the barrel or did they install a new barrel?
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 9:48:21 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 1:59:12 PM EDT
I searched all over the USMC site, and couldn't find the news article that the picture came from. I really want to find out what happened before and after the rifle got hit. Can you post a link to the article? Thanks!
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 2:00:25 PM EDT
Wasn't this already posted?
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