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Posted: 7/12/2002 10:08:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/12/2002 10:27:05 PM EST by libertyof76]
From: [url=http://www.nypost.com/news/regionalnews/51796.htm]Terror Wary NYPD testing new assault weapon[/url] --- TERROR-WARY NYPD TESTING NEW ASSAULT RIFLE  By LARRY CELONA  July 4, 2002 -- NYPD Emergency Service Unit cops are testing a [b]high-powered, long-range[/b]assault rifle they believe will help them in their war on terrorism, The Post has learned. The department has 20 Colt M-4s, similar to weapons currently used by the Green Berets, Delta Force, Navy SEALs, FBI SWAT teams and other elite armed units. If it passes tests, it would be used to replace the [b]mini M-14[/b] now in use, an NYPD spokesman said. The new rifle, which fires .223-caliber bullets in three-round bursts, has been undergoing tests at the NYPD's outdoor range at Rodman's Neck in The Bronx. It was also tested last month when ESU officers underwent training at Camp Smith in upstate Peekskill. Cops who've tried the M-4 describe it as more modern than the mini M-14. They said it's shorter, less cumbersome, more comfortable and much more accurate at long range. [b]It can easily hit a target from a distance of 500 yards, making it perfect for use in sniper and hostage situations[/b], ESU cops said. The mini M-14 isn't dependable at more than 100 yards, they noted. The M-4 also has a collapsible stock, and is tailored for use when light weight and quick action are required. And its [b].233[/b]-caliber bullets can pierce bulletproof vests. ESU cops said they have been asking for the new rifle ever since the Sept. 11 attacks. "This is the premiere assault rifle used in both this country and Britain," noted one ESU officer. "It would certainly help us in our war against terrorism." The M-4 Assault Rifle Manufacturer: Colt Description: Lightweight, gas-operated, air-cooled, magazine-fed, shoulder-fired weapon with a collapsible stock Weight: 5.6 pounds, empty Length: 33.07 inches Ammo: .223 caliber Muzzle velocity: 3,027 feet per second Magazine capacity: 20- or 30-shot Firing range: 500 yards Firing Options: It can fire in semi-automatic or three-round burst mode. The NYPD is testing the three-round mode - in which one squeeze of the trigger fires three rounds. --- I've highlighted some of the dumb comments by the reporter. BTW, is there such a thing as the mini M-14? or are the talking about the mini-14?
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Link Posted: 7/12/2002 10:17:43 PM EST
It can easily hit a target from a distance of 500 yards, making it perfect for use in sniper and hostage situations, ESU cops said. The mini M-14 isn't dependable at more than 100 yards, they noted. The M-4 also has a collapsible stock, and is tailored for use when light weight and quick action are required. And its .233-caliber bullets can pierce bulletproof vests.
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Sounds like an anti-gun article to me. I think they used the wrong template.[rolleyes]
Link Posted: 7/12/2002 10:27:41 PM EST
Originally Posted By DoubleFeed: Liberty, you not only highlighted them, you made them into "black hole" URLS LOL.
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Doh! I should have looked at my post. I fixed 'em now.
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