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Posted: 1/24/2006 5:52:05 PM EDT
I was BWI last week and saw one of the airport LE's (not a MSP) carrying an awesome black rifle- collapsible stock, clear plastic double magazines, flash suppressor. I was in a hurry, so I didn't get a very good look. Could this have been an HK xm-8 or something similar? It looked much different from most AR's I have seen. Has anyone seen these guns?
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 6:35:00 PM EDT
That was The Maryland Transportation Authority. I have no idea what rifle they where toting around.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 10:03:14 PM EDT
Sounds like HK G-36s.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 9:22:43 AM EDT
My father is MDTAP.
They are indeed G36s.
I helped pick 'em out too.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 9:47:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/1/2006 9:47:34 AM EDT by Kharn]

Well, at least they have something more tactical than the dudes that have to run around on the Segways inside the terminal.

I saw one of those guys try to get into the elevator one day, he was already like 6'3" to start with, plus his campaign hat, plus the Segway. He had to squat down pretty far, plus try to shift his weight to get the Segway to move forward before the elevator doors closed.

Link Posted: 2/1/2006 9:51:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/1/2006 9:51:32 AM EDT by Kharn]
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 9:58:46 AM EDT
I was told the officers really like the Segways.
Very handy for getting around the terminals.
Of course they don't feel very tactical...
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 5:26:40 PM EDT
I saw a similar uber-tactical BWI cop last week when I flew out of there. The rifle is indeed a G-36.

And don't forget--its now "Thurgood Marshall Baltimore International Airport" (TMBWI??)
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 12:03:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/2/2006 12:08:17 PM EDT by rmz]
Cool, I'm down with "Thurgood Marshall Airport." Thanks, guys, for the identification- now if I could only buy one!
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 9:12:28 AM EDT
From what I hear the G36 sucks. The AR platform is superior
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 12:34:40 PM EDT
If I might ask, why do they suck? How can they suck when they look that cool?
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 6:03:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rmz:
If I might ask, why do they suck? How can they suck when they look that cool?

Amognst other things, the polymer receivers have a tendency to melt, and also crack near the folding stock area. The operating system is good to go though.
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