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Posted: 9/2/2005 9:44:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 9:45:24 AM EDT by sgtstinger]
I'm living/working in Kuwait these days...

One of the places I work at is Camp Virginia, which is the processing center for non-U.S. coalition forces heading into/returning from Iraq. Consequently I see members of military forces from around the World(Romanian, Bulgarian, and Polish women...WOW! ).

Anyhow, I've been seeing quite a few Austrailian soldiers and have noticed that they're carrying the Steyer AUG these days...so I decided to ask a group of them outside the DFAC about the AUG.

"So, how do you like the Steyer?", I asked.

One of the senior guys spoke up, "Oh, they're alright, mate...but I'd rather have one of the old L1A1's(FAL). That's a great piece of kit, a real man's rifle, you know?..."

And there you have it...

Link Posted: 9/2/2005 9:48:39 AM EDT
Damn skippy.

Link Posted: 9/2/2005 10:09:38 AM EDT
lol

Seems I hear the same thing about some rifle called the M14 as well.

Link Posted: 9/2/2005 10:18:29 AM EDT
Irish old-timers say the same thing about the FAL/AUG change, the British old-timers say the same thing about the FAL/L85 change (though until the A2 came out, they would have had a point), the Americans said the same thing about the M14/M16.. actually, and the .45/9mm...

Come to think of it, anything 'new-fangled' is treated with suspiscion unless you have a positive reason to dislike the old thing.

NTM
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 10:20:30 AM EDT
sgtstinger,
Having fun over there yet?
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 10:36:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 10:53:22 AM EDT by sgtstinger]

Originally Posted By dport:
sgtstinger,
Having fun over there yet?




Dude, don't get me started on what a shit-hole this place is...the novelty has most definately worn off...

8 months and counting...I already have a good job waiting for me when I get home, though.

I can also say, however, that I am an Official Charter Member of "Non-Alcoholics Anonymous"...yep, I'll never touch another non-alcoholic "near beer" as long as I live...that shit just ain't right...Yecccchhhh!
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 10:42:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 6:30:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sgtstinger:
and Polish women...WOW!

Pics! Pics! Pics!
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 5:21:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sgtstinger:
I can also say, however, that I am an Official Charter Member of "Non-Alcoholics Anonymous"...yep, I'll never touch another non-alcoholic "near beer" as long as I live...that shit just ain't right...Yecccchhhh!


Next time I'm having a cold one, I'll tip one back for you.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 5:50:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KlubMarcus:

Originally Posted By sgtstinger:
and Polish women...WOW!

Pics! Pics! Pics!



Sorry, don't have any...

But trust me, there's something about a hot chick in uniform carrying an AK...
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:09:47 AM EDT



Originally Posted By vito113:
The FAL/L1A1 is loved by all who used it for very good reason… utter dependability and 'soldier proof' build.

We,the British, would have been better served replacing the FAL/L1A1 with the FNC……


ANdy



The L1A1 is alright..but in terms of reliability and accuracy it is nothing compared to a Lee Enfield
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 9:16:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sgtstinger:
Sorry, don't have any... But trust me, there's something about a hot chick in uniform carrying an AK

Oh, I see! Tease us some more, heh!
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 9:36:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 9:45:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By vito113:
The FAL/L1A1 is loved by all who used it for very good reason… utter dependability and 'soldier proof' build.

We,the British, would have been better served replacing the FAL/L1A1 with the FNC……


ANdy



A big roger on that one man. The FNC was an excellent design that continued the excellence of the FAL. Plus, it actually looked like a gun! The Steyr Aug and L-85 are fugly.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 10:16:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bostonterrier97:


Originally Posted By vito113:
The FAL/L1A1 is loved by all who used it for very good reason… utter dependability and 'soldier proof' build.

We,the British, would have been better served replacing the FAL/L1A1 with the FNC……


ANdy



The L1A1 is alright..but in terms of reliability and accuracy it is nothing compared to a Lee Enfield



Yeah, once you've had a magazine follower/bolt hold open jam on a FAL, you lose a lot of respect for it.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 10:23:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KlubMarcus:

Originally Posted By sgtstinger:
Sorry, don't have any... But trust me, there's something about a hot chick in uniform carrying an AK

Oh, I see! Tease us some more, heh!




OK, OK...you win...

Next time I see some good looking females in uniform, I will try to get some pictures and post them here...

As long as "the powers that be" don't mess with me for a BOTD violation...

There are some cute Korean girls on camp these days, now that I think about it...
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 10:24:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By vito113:
The FAL/L1A1 is loved by all who used it for very good reason… utter dependability and 'soldier proof' build.

We,the British, would have been better served replacing the FAL/L1A1 with the FNC……


ANdy



Wrong answer. M16!
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 10:32:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By vito113:
The FAL/L1A1 is loved by all who used it for very good reason… utter dependability and 'soldier proof' build.

We,the British, would have been better served replacing the FAL/L1A1 with the FNC……


ANdy



The Israeis hated the Fal, and they made it? Educate me?
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 10:49:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/3/2005 10:59:26 AM EDT by vito113]
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 10:55:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sgtstinger:

Originally Posted By KlubMarcus:

Originally Posted By sgtstinger:
and Polish women...WOW!

Pics! Pics! Pics!



Sorry, don't have any...

But trust me, there's something about a hot chick in uniform carrying an AK...



THANK YOU!

no one ever believes me when i say polish women are HOT!!!
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 10:57:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 11:03:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By vito113:
The FAL/L1A1 is loved by all who used it for very good reason… utter dependability and 'soldier proof' build.

We,the British, would have been better served replacing the FAL/L1A1 with the FNC……


ANdy



Hey. isn't that the gun Al Pacino used in Heat?
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 11:24:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By freeride21a:

Originally Posted By sgtstinger:

Originally Posted By KlubMarcus:

Originally Posted By sgtstinger:
and Polish women...WOW!

Pics! Pics! Pics!



Sorry, don't have any...

But trust me, there's something about a hot chick in uniform carrying an AK...



THANK YOU!

no one ever believes me when i say polish women are HOT!!!


I believe you, trust me... I just need to learn Polish. And Hungarian. And Czech.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 11:25:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By vito113:

Originally Posted By Mattl:

Originally Posted By vito113:
The FAL/L1A1 is loved by all who used it for very good reason… utter dependability and 'soldier proof' build.

We,the British, would have been better served replacing the FAL/L1A1 with the FNC……


ANdy



The Israeis hated the Fal, and they made it? Educate me?



The Israelis also designed and made the Galil and had no time for that either… now the Israelis use M4's and M-16's…

They claimed the FAL was sensitive to sand, but the British and Australians used it in sand also without any problems…

Andy




Love those older rifles. What ever happened to the Brit's Fals afters they were de-commisioned?

Link Posted: 9/3/2005 11:29:01 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 11:52:31 AM EDT
did izzy's have sand cuts on the bolt carrier? I know my C1A1 parts rifle does.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 12:11:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By vito113:

Originally Posted By fadedsun:

Originally Posted By vito113:

Originally Posted By Mattl:

Originally Posted By vito113:
The FAL/L1A1 is loved by all who used it for very good reason… utter dependability and 'soldier proof' build.

We,the British, would have been better served replacing the FAL/L1A1 with the FNC……


ANdy



The Israeis hated the Fal, and they made it? Educate me?



The Israelis also designed and made the Galil and had no time for that either… now the Israelis use M4's and M-16's…

They claimed the FAL was sensitive to sand, but the British and Australians used it in sand also without any problems…

Andy




Love those older rifles. What ever happened to the Brit's Fals afters they were de-commisioned?




Many were sold abroad, others are kept as reserve stocks… one dealer here still has brand new in grease L1A1's he is exporting…

ANdy



Parts kits here in the USA? C'mon over andy, we'll save one for ya! It'll be just like home!
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 12:31:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By vito113:

Originally Posted By fadedsun:

Originally Posted By vito113:

Originally Posted By Mattl:

Originally Posted By vito113:
The FAL/L1A1 is loved by all who used it for very good reason… utter dependability and 'soldier proof' build.

We,the British, would have been better served replacing the FAL/L1A1 with the FNC……


ANdy



The Israeis hated the Fal, and they made it? Educate me?



The Israelis also designed and made the Galil and had no time for that either… now the Israelis use M4's and M-16's…

They claimed the FAL was sensitive to sand, but the British and Australians used it in sand also without any problems…

Andy




Love those older rifles. What ever happened to the Brit's Fals afters they were de-commisioned?




Many were sold abroad, others are kept as reserve stocks… one dealer here still has brand new in grease L1A1's he is exporting…

ANdy



Exporting where? The US?
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