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Posted: 8/12/2005 3:45:21 PM EDT

Lance Cpl. David Cantwell, assigned to Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, searches a home Thursday in Fallujah, Iraq. While on patrol Marines randomly search homes for weapons, literature or other signs of insurgency. Photo by Scott Olson / Getty Images


Cpl. Ruben Rojas mans a machine gun and provides security for a re-supply convoy from 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, Wednesday in Fallujah, Iraq. Scott Olson / Getty


Pfc. David Smith, assigned to Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, searches a brick factory Wednesday in Fallujah, Iraq. The Marines checked the area near their camp after taking fire from the factory earlier in the day. Photo by Scott Olson / Getty Images


Pfc. David Smith, assigned to Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, searches for insurgents on Wednesday, in Fallujah, Iraq. The Marines were checking the area near their camp after taking fire from the factory earlier in the day. Scott Olson / Getty Images


Soldiers from B Company, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, search a city block in Rahway, Iraq, after a grenade was thrown at a coalition vehicle on Thursday. No one was injured in the attack and no suspect was found. Since arriving in western Iraq three weeks ago to try to clear the area of arms and foreign insurgents, the soldiers of 3/21 have been besieged by intense attacks ranging from small arms fire to suicide bombings. The unit is part of the 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team). James J. Lee / Army Times


Capt. Mark Ivezaj assigned to B Company, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, talks to Garbe Abdul Azeez Mahmood, a Muslim imam, on Thursday, in hopes that the religious leader will help influence the people of Rahway to work closely with coalition forces to rid the town of terrorists. James J. Lee / Army Times


Soldiers from B Company 3rd Battalion 21st Infantry Regiment kick in a gate during house-to-house patrols in Rahway, Iraq, on Thursday. James J. Lee / Army Times


Sgt. William Hopper, 26 of St. Louis, Mo, takes up a sniper position on a rooftop in Rahway, Iraq on Wednesday. Hopper is attached to B Company, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, part of the 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team). James J. Lee / Army Times


U.S. Army soldiers from the 1st Armored Division secure the second floor of a suspected insurgent's home during a raid in the Iraqi town of Tarmiyah in this military handout photo released August 10, 2005. REUTERS/USAF/Technical Sgt. Russell E. Cooley IV/Handout


U.S. Army Spc. Johnny Rodriguez with the 1st Armored Division stands watch next to an Iraqi woman as members of his squad search her farm in the northern Iraq town of Samarra in this military handout photo released August 12, 2005. Coalition forces raided the farm after an informant tipped off authorities to the location of a weapons dealer and possible weapons cache. REUTERS/USAF/Tech. Sgt. Russell E. Cooley IV/Handout


Iraqi soldiers secure a perimeter around a march commemorating the anniversary of the death of the late leading Shiite cleric Ayatollah Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005, in the holy city of Najaf, 165 kms. (100 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq. Al-Hakim was killed in a car bombing of a Shiite shrine in Najaf on Aug. 29, 2003. Al-Hakim's brother, Iraqi Shiite leader Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, said on Thursday Shiites should have their own federal region taking in all the Shiite areas in oil-rich southern Iraq. (AP Photos/Alaa Marjani)


An Iraqi soldier stands in front of posters about the new Iraqi constitution along a main thoroughfare in central Baghdad.(AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)


Canadian Forces soldiers in Kandahar, Afghanistan, talk while doing laundry on Thursday. The 250 soldiers that are part of Canada's new provincial reconstruction team share four washing machines among them. (CP PHOTO/Terry Pedwell)


An Israeli soldier makes patrols a road used by Palestinians living in the Palestinian Mawasi enclave near the southern Gaza Strip settlement of Neve Dekalim. The US State Department warned traveling US citizens that protests of Israeli disengagement in the West Bank and Gaza could become violent(AFP/Nicolas Asfouri)


Israeli soldiers prepare to fire tear gas and rubber bullets at Palestinian demonstrators during a protest against Israel's controversial barrier at the West Bank village of Azzon near Qalqilya August 12, 2005. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon raised the prospect that Israel could eventually remove more settlements on occupied land after it evacuates its enclaves in Gaza and a pocket of the West Bank in coming weeks. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini


Israeli soldiers point their weapons while training in the Jewish settlement of Netzarim in the Gaza Strip August 11, 2005. Israel is to uproot all 21 settlements in Gaza and four of 120 in the West Bank starting on Aug. 17. It will be Israel's first pullout from occupied territory that Palestinians seek for a state. REUTERS/Dan Balilty


Weapons to be handed over to the Israeli army are seen near Jewish settlers at the Gush Katif settlement of Neve Dekalim Gaza Strip August 11, 2005. Israel sealed off Jewish settlements in Gaza to non-residents on Thursday to choke off an influx of rightist radicals vowing to obstruct a pullout from the occupied territory due to begin next week. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun


A Jewish settler (L) surrenders his weapon to the Israeli army at the Jewish settlement of Homesh near the West Bank city of Jenin August 10, 2005. Homesh is one of four West Bank settlements Israel plans to evacuate as part of its Gaza pullout plan, which is set to start next week. REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen


A female Jewish settler holds a rifle as other settler loads his belongings onto a vehicle before they leave their home in the settlements of Pe'at Sadeh in Gush Katif settlements bloc August 11, 2005. Moderate Jewish settlers dismantled their homes piece by piece on Thursday, resigning themselves to Israel's impending pullout from the Gaza Strip which their hardline neighbours have sworn to fight. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic


Two Palestinian security men stand guard as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas leaves the location of mass celebration for the coming Israeli pullout from Gaza Strip and a corner of the West Bank, in Gaza city August 12, 2005. Abbas said Gaza pullout was the first step towards the establishment of the Palestinian future state on lands Israel occupied in the 1967 Middle East war. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah


Members of Palestinian security forces hold their guns in the street near the Jewish settlement of Morag, southern Gaza Strip, August 12, 2005. Palestinian forces will deploy to positions adjacent to Israeli settlements in the coming couple of days to ready themselves to assume responsibility in these areas when Israeli soldiers and settlers leave. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem


Members of Sudan's elite presidential guards gather at the airport in Juba, southern Sudan on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005. Integrating some rebel and government forces and removing thousands of government troops from southern Sudan is one of the challenges facing the regional ruler and country's new First Vice President Salva Kiir Mayardit, who was sworn into office Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005, under a peace deal intended to end a 21-year civil in southern Sudan. Kiir, who succeeded southern political leader John Garang, now faces serious challenges in implementing a power and wealth-sharing agreement that was intended to end the war between the government in the north and southern rebels.(AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)


Philippine police officers guard outside a fast food chain building, as blast investigators investigate the second blast site on the second floor, in the port city of Zamboanga, southern Philippines August 11, 2005. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alberto Romulo said his country was ready to prevent foreign suicide bombers carrying out attacks, after reports Indonesian bombers may be in the capital Manila and more were on the way. REUTERS/Stringer


Indonesian police and officials escort an Indonesian bomb suspect Rois, also known as Iwan Dharmawan (C) arrive at a Jakarta court August 11, 2005. Indonesian prosecutors asked a court on Thursday to sentence Rois to death over a suicide bombing attack near the Australian embassy in the capital Jakarta last year that killed 10 people. Rois is accused of buying the vehicle and recruiting the driver for the suicide attack. REUTERS/Supri


Panamanian police officers patrol during an assault training exercise as part of Operation Panamax 2005 Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005 in Panama City, Panama. Panamax is a multinational training exercise for the defense of the Panama Canal from a possible attack or emergency. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)


A Panamanian special operation policeman shoots blanks at a target during a war game practice in the Panama Canal in Panama City August 10, 2005. Naval, airforce and army forces from 15 countries started the largest-ever multinational training exercise on Tuesday for the defence of the Panama Canal against militant attacks. REUTERS/Alberto Lowe


Panamanian special operation group officers shoot blanks at targets during a war game practice in the Panama Canal in Panama City August 10, 2005. Naval, airforce and army forces from 15 countries started the largest-ever multinational training exercise on Tuesday for the defence of the Panama Canal against militant attacks. REUTERS/Alberto Lowe


Panamanian special operation group officers shoot blanks at targets during a war game practice in the Panama Canal in Panama City August 10, 2005. Naval, airforce and army forces from 15 countries started the largest-ever multinational training exercise on Tuesday for the defence of the Panama Canal against militant attacks. REUTERS/Alberto Lowe


A Haitian policeman (R) and local residents team up in the volatile neighbourhood of Bel Air to track down suspected gang members who have been shooting at civilians in Port au Prince, August 10, 2005. Police arrested three suspected gang members. The residents were tired of the incessant threat of violence and doled out vigilante style justice on three men found hiding in a shack behind some residences. REUTERS/Logan Abassi


Haitian police strike a suspected gang member with rifles to make him lie flat in a police pick-up truck in Port au Prince August 10, 2005. Haitian police teamed up with local residents in the volatile neighbourhood of Bel Air to track down suspected gang members who had been shooting at civilians. Police arrested three suspected gang members. The residents were tired of the incessant threat of violence and doled out vigilante style justice on three men found hiding in a shack behind some residences. REUTERS/Logan Abassi


A girl stands behind a soldier of the Chechen Interior Ministry in central Grozny August 11, 2005. The Chechen region has been devastated by a decade of conflict between separatist rebels and Russian troops in which tens of thousands have died. REUTERS/Zahid Hussain


Britain detained 10 people on Thursday deemed a threat to national security following last month's deadly bomb attacks on the capital and said it planned to deport them. Human rights lawyer Gareth Peirce said she understood Jordanian national Abu Qatada, accused by Spain's top judge of being the spiritual leader of al Qaeda in Europe, was one of those detained. Armed police officers stand outside Londons top-security Belmarsh prison in this August 8, 2005 file photo. (Paul Hackett/Reuters)


Members of the Dekalb County (Ga.) Police Department S.W.A.T. team leave the Pine Lake Post Office Thursday, Aug 11, 2005, in Pine Lake, Ga. A man shot a police officer to death, ran inside a post office and then apparently killed himself following a traffic stop gone bad Thursday, authorities said. A witness said the gunman was holding the officer hostage when he shot him point-blank in front of the building. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)


Stun guns, like the Taser pictured here, could soon be facing a more exacting foe -- the electric bullet. File photo from October 29, 2004 shows the TASER X-Rail Mounting System, which attaches TASER X26 to a Rifle through a Picatinny Rail. PRNewsFoto/Reuters Photo by Prnewsfoto/Reuters

Link Posted: 8/12/2005 3:49:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2005 3:50:34 PM EDT by Sub-MOA]


Is it just me or is that an EGW comp?

ETA:

"*BANG* Ah shit!"
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 3:50:00 PM EDT
I'm no expert, but I'll say it again: WTF is up with the Iraqis and their horrible trigger discipline?!?

Anyway, thanks Lumpy!!
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 3:50:11 PM EDT
Nice.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 3:50:54 PM EDT
Excellent edition Lumpy!
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 3:51:43 PM EDT
Great Pix and descriptions Lumpy, thanks.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 3:52:59 PM EDT
Thanks!
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 3:53:32 PM EDT
Great pics as always!
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 3:54:15 PM EDT
Great pics again.

Thanks.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 4:03:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GhostRing:
I'm no expert, but I'll say it again: WTF is up with the Iraqis and their horrible trigger discipline?!?

Anyway, thanks Lumpy!!



No kidding

almost every NEWS PHOTOS FOR GUN NUTS session includes a shot of one of the Iraqi newbies with his finger in the guard...
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 4:03:30 PM EDT
Iraqi soldiers secure a perimeter around a march commemorating the anniversary of the death of the late leading Shiite cleric Ayatollah Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005, in the holy city of Najaf, 165 kms. (100 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq. Al-Hakim was killed in a car bombing of a Shiite shrine in Najaf on Aug. 29, 2003. Al-Hakim's brother, Iraqi Shiite leader Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, said on Thursday Shiites should have their own federal region taking in all the Shiite areas in oil-rich southern Iraq. (AP Photos/Alaa Marjani)

What is up with the brake? It looks like it is partially obstructing the bore and is canted.

Link Posted: 8/12/2005 4:08:31 PM EDT
Very cool as always.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 4:10:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By krazy_karl:
Iraqi soldiers secure a perimeter around a march commemorating the anniversary of the death of the late leading Shiite cleric Ayatollah Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005, in the holy city of Najaf, 165 kms. (100 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq. Al-Hakim was killed in a car bombing of a Shiite shrine in Najaf on Aug. 29, 2003. Al-Hakim's brother, Iraqi Shiite leader Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, said on Thursday Shiites should have their own federal region taking in all the Shiite areas in oil-rich southern Iraq. (AP Photos/Alaa Marjani)

What is up with the brake? It looks like it is partially obstructing the bore and is canted.




Thats an AKM muzzle brake. Thats how they are
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 4:13:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By krazy_karl:
Iraqi soldiers secure a perimeter around a march commemorating the anniversary of the death of the late leading Shiite cleric Ayatollah Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005, in the holy city of Najaf, 165 kms. (100 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq. Al-Hakim was killed in a car bombing of a Shiite shrine in Najaf on Aug. 29, 2003. Al-Hakim's brother, Iraqi Shiite leader Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, said on Thursday Shiites should have their own federal region taking in all the Shiite areas in oil-rich southern Iraq. (AP Photos/Alaa Marjani)

What is up with the brake? It looks like it is partially obstructing the bore and is canted.




The slant brakes are indexed to the right for full auto fire, a right handed shooter will drift up and to the right, or so I'm told. As soon as I finish my Romanian AK-47 build I can bump fire it and see how it works.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 4:18:20 PM EDT
Lumpy thanks for sharing the pic's.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 4:19:10 PM EDT


name that gun
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 4:20:02 PM EDT
I'm going to miss these, Lumpy.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 4:23:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 4:24:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 4:27:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:
I'm going to miss these, Lumpy.



Are they going somewhere? What did I miss?
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 6:05:36 PM EDT
BTT
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 6:14:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:


Stun guns, like the Taser pictured here, could soon be facing a more exacting foe -- the electric bullet. File photo from October 29, 2004 shows the TASER X-Rail Mounting System, which attaches TASER X26 to a Rifle through a Picatinny Rail. PRNewsFoto/Reuters Photo by Prnewsfoto/Reuters




I want one, except I need it mounted on the side rail, gota make room for a masterkey.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 6:25:11 PM EDT
So are the Israeli settlers having their weapons' seized or are they requiring them to turn in reserve issued weapons temporarily?
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 6:27:57 PM EDT
Panamanians have AMD-65's? That might explain how they got into mexico. I few days ago, some of these pics showed AMD-65's being confinscated from drug runners in Mexico. Hmm...
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 6:31:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/ap/20050811/capt.gajb10808112356.officer_shot_gajb108.jpg?x=380&y=292&sig=J0lpP4gqlsHc9bg69aCqPw--
Members of the Dekalb County (Ga.) Police Department S.W.A.T. team leave the Pine Lake Post Office Thursday, Aug 11, 2005, in Pine Lake, Ga. A man shot a police officer to death, ran inside a post office and then apparently killed himself following a traffic stop gone bad Thursday, authorities said. A witness said the gunman was holding the officer hostage when he shot him point-blank in front of the building. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)




I hate when we make the news like this.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 7:29:40 PM EDT
Take a list of all the reasons why I, and other like myself, visit AR15.com on a daily basis, and on top of that list you'll find these threads.

Thanks a lot Lumpy.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 7:45:02 PM EDT
Is anyone else worried that these 3rd world citizens have easy access to a wide range of weaponry, while our govn't limits us to semi-auto only? What if we are invaded?
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 8:40:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2005 8:41:37 PM EDT by AyeGuy]


No front sight. Bipod.

M-4 DMR? FF tube?
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 9:04:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rcoers:
Is anyone else worried that these 3rd world citizens have easy access to a wide range of weaponry, while our govn't limits us to semi-auto only? What if we are invaded?



I'm guessing, full auto isn't much of an edge when you are so skinny you can't aim or control recoil. Besides, much of what I've seen from Iraq, (Yes, just an armchair commando) is Semi anyways.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 9:10:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rcoers:
Is anyone else worried that these 3rd world citizens have easy access to a wide range of weaponry, while our govn't limits us to semi-auto only? What if we are invaded?



Good thing for us, there is a major body of water protecting us from most countries.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 9:59:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2005 10:02:29 PM EDT by hydroshok]
cool pics
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 12:03:04 AM EDT
Thanks again Lumpy
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 12:14:11 AM EDT
Nice pics! Thanks again Lumpy.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 6:48:29 AM EDT
Thank you Lumpy

Dram
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 8:39:08 AM EDT

As usual...good stuff.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 9:30:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By rcoers:
Is anyone else worried that these 3rd world citizens have easy access to a wide range of weaponry, while our govn't limits us to semi-auto only? What if we are invaded?



Man... Unless you're being sarcastic, you watch too much Red Dawn...
Really.. the idea that the continental US is at risk by military invasion by anyone is comical...
As said before.. the US is too distant and insulated from any real threat... Hell, even the Chinese couldn't get their boots on the ground.


Link Posted: 8/13/2005 9:46:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Girlieman:

Originally Posted By rcoers:
Is anyone else worried that these 3rd world citizens have easy access to a wide range of weaponry, while our govn't limits us to semi-auto only? What if we are invaded?



Man... Unless you're being sarcastic, you watch too much Red Dawn...
Really.. the idea that the continental US is at risk by military invasion by anyone is comical...
As said before.. the US is too distant and insulated from any real threat... Hell, even the Chinese couldn't get their boots on the ground.





They ship NIKEs and Adidas shoes here all the time, does that count?

Link Posted: 8/15/2005 10:05:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/15/2005 10:05:31 AM EDT by MauserMark]

Originally Posted By fadedsun:

Originally Posted By Girlieman:

Originally Posted By rcoers:
Is anyone else worried that these 3rd world citizens have easy access to a wide range of weaponry, while our govn't limits us to semi-auto only? What if we are invaded?



Man... Unless you're being sarcastic, you watch too much Red Dawn...
Really.. the idea that the continental US is at risk by military invasion by anyone is comical...
As said before.. the US is too distant and insulated from any real threat... Hell, even the Chinese couldn't get their boots on the ground.





They ship NIKEs and Adidas shoes here all the time, does that count?




they may have full autos, but marksmenship with a semi-auto will win against someone spraying and praying in most cases (look at Iraq).
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 10:14:55 AM EDT
Great pics again Lumpy.......Thanks!!!!
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 10:40:44 AM EDT
Capt. Mark Ivezaj assigned to B Company, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, talks to Garbe Abdul Azeez Mahmood, a Muslim imam, on Thursday, in hopes that the religious leader will help influence the people of Rahway to work closely with coalition forces to rid the town of terrorists. James J. Lee / Army Times


Rahway NJ? The place near Newark is bad, I did not realize it was THAT bad.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 11:37:29 AM EDT




Members of Sudan's elite presidential guards gather at the airport in Juba, southern Sudan on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005.



BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA......
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 7:12:40 AM EDT
Oh man, those sissy Jews are giving up their hard-won territory to Palestinian terrorists? Oh well, they're asking for more trouble!
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 3:30:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Girlieman:

Originally Posted By rcoers:
Is anyone else worried that these 3rd world citizens have easy access to a wide range of weaponry, while our govn't limits us to semi-auto only? What if we are invaded?



Man... Unless you're being sarcastic, you watch too much Red Dawn...
Really.. the idea that the continental US is at risk by military invasion by anyone is comical...
As said before.. the US is too distant and insulated from any real threat... Hell, even the Chinese couldn't get their boots on the ground.




as betting odds go, we are more likely to be "invaded" by our own armies (govt.) than a foreign one

both are long odds to be sure, but not much different in the outcome

(on a semi-related note (no pun intended) I read where some Mexican soldiers were reportedly within US borders recently. Link to story

If I lived in a border town and saw armed Mexican soldier(s) on my property - its game on)
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