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Posted: 8/19/2004 11:54:16 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/19/2004 4:09:14 PM EST by Lumpy196]
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 11:56:00 AM EST
I guess that guy doesn't want to lose his carry handle
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 11:58:34 AM EST


Wow, PPD 40! Thats one of those 'If this gun could talk" pieces...
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:07:49 PM EST
Thanks Lumpy!
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:10:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By DriftPunch:
cache.gettyimages.com/comp/51186667.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=E2399169AC85D6DE9A21091711E5AD1E2464A430BE750­67F7757C85AE85A779B

Wow, PPD 40! Thats one of those 'If this gun could talk" pieces...



beat me to it!
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:15:21 PM EST
Damn, you need to stop posting these things, my harddrive is getting filed up.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:18:10 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:18:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/19/2004 12:19:31 PM EST by Cypher214]

Originally Posted By MadProfessor:
I guess that guy doesn't want to lose his carry handle




Back-up iron sights in case something happens to his ACOG. A LOT of guys over there are attaching their carry handle to the handguard for that purpose.

Looks like he has wrapped 550 cord in the grooves on his handguard...
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:21:06 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:29:37 PM EST
Where are all the evil bayonet's on those M-4's? Awesome pics!I love the new carry handle grip!Also that the TA01.. that isn't the TA01NSN...No sights on top?
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:34:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By Cypher214:


Looks like he has wrapped 550 cord in the grooves on his handguard...



Surefire M73 handguard with the nifty little rail covers.



... you sure?

Link?
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:37:54 PM EST
Looks to me like a First Samco handguard with paracord wrapping.

Got me curious now.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:42:15 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:42:33 PM EST
Another round of badass pics... Thanks Lumpy

- BUCC_Guy
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:49:46 PM EST
great stuff
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:51:53 PM EST
Lumpy, Once again an outstanding job.

AKASL
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Link Posted: 8/19/2004 1:21:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By GUNSFORHIRE:
Where are all the evil bayonet's on those M-4's? Awesome pics!I love the new carry handle grip!Also that the TA01.. that isn't the TA01NSN...No sights on top?



TA-55 with the fiber optic. Much more pricey than the NSN.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 2:13:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/19/2004 2:14:53 PM EST by Lumpy196]
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 2:17:42 PM EST
These are our kids over there. Not saying they aren't men but damn they look so young. May they all come back in one piece and full health.

MT
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 2:24:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By Cypher214:

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By Cypher214:


Looks like he has wrapped 550 cord in the grooves on his handguard...



Surefire M73 handguard with the nifty little rail covers.



... you sure?

Link?



accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/7419/7419328.jpg

PICS OF THE M73 HANDGUARD

Note the front lock down screws.

Also, its a TA31 ACOG, not the TA55.



Well, my question wasn't really about the manufacturer of the handguards... but about the form of rail protection he is using. Those are not normal ladder protectors... it looks to me like he has wrapped paracord through the grooves in his forearm. Very good field expedient protection, I think.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 2:31:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/19/2004 2:34:53 PM EST by Lumpy196]
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 2:36:26 PM EST
Great pics as usual Lumpy
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 2:38:23 PM EST


I sure wouldnt want to be taking incoming rounds behind that tin cover. I hope their overlook gives them a big advantage in an engagement.

Thanks for the pics Lumpy.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 2:38:27 PM EST
These posts are quickly becoming one of my favorite daily rituals. When I signed on a few minutes ago this was the motivation. I knew Lumpy would have us some more goodies here. Keep up the good work man!
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 2:42:37 PM EST
Great pics!


By the way...ACOG on M4 and Aimpoint on M16?
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 2:47:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Id be seriously disinclined to believe that nylon paracord would not melt after a mag or two of burst fire.

Although, it does appear to have something around the rail notches.



I think it would take more than a few mags to melt that paracord... but you are right in that with enough sustained fire, the handguards would heat up enough to melt the paracord.

He would be unable to hold the handguard shortly before the paracord started to melt...
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 2:50:12 PM EST
Dam good pics, lump.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 6:53:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:



Anybody know what the guy on the right has in his left hand? For a second I thought it looked like an M79 viewed from the top, looking down on the flip-up sight on top of the tube, but unless it was captured, no regular active duty units have these anymore (the last one I saw was at an Army installation in the armory of the DoD security force about 3 years ago). It appears to have a strap attached to it, but other than that, I can't think of any normal piece of infantry gear that look like this. Any ideas?

Dave
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 6:58:23 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 7:03:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
It is an M79



Possibly for anti riot munitions? The M203 is limited in the length of grenades it can load & some of the newer improved CS (or baton??) rnds are too long for it. The M79 doesn't have that problem. Not to mention some people consider the M79 a much better grenade launcher than the m203.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 7:10:30 PM EST
it's official, lumpy. najaf has pulled your carerr out of the gutter. funny how things work sometimes...
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 7:30:10 PM EST
Thanks
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 7:38:16 PM EST
Great pics again Lumpy...Thanks so much!!!
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 7:39:00 PM EST
Yeah I was pretty surprised to see an M79 being used. Interesting.


Thanks for the pics!
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 8:53:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By Chaingun:

Originally Posted By DriftPunch:
cache.gettyimages.com/comp/51186667.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=E2399169AC85D6DE9A21091711E5AD1E2464A430BE750­67F7757C85AE85A779B

Wow, PPD 40! Thats one of those 'If this gun could talk" pieces...



beat me to it!



PPSH
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 10:28:50 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 4:30:05 AM EST


Old School! M-79 (Saddam had a few)-but look at the web gear-M-1967 suspenders and two M-1967 20 round mag pouches with the support strap going up to and clipped tot he suspenders.....maybe for 40mm ammo?
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 3:02:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By TimJ:
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Old School! M-79 (Saddam had a few)-but look at the web gear-M-1967 suspenders and two M-1967 20 round mag pouches with the support strap going up to and clipped tot he suspenders.....maybe for 40mm ammo?



Very cool - I'll have to talk to some 1st Cav guys and see if these were captured or pulled out of mothballs at Fort Hood. Our former 10th Mountain guy in my office said they don't have any of these left in the Infantry.

I was amazed to see the ones that the DoD security guys had - they only used them about twice a year, and the things looked like museum pieces, they were in such good condition. What a great old weapon - I would definitely try to hang on to one if I found one up there (for the duration of the deployment, I mean...).

Dave
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 9:21:50 AM EST
Weren't some M79s reissued for EOD guys?
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 9:37:22 AM EST


What's the spray can to his right?
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