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Posted: 4/8/2006 10:11:04 AM EDT
I was reading this thread on DU:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=364&topic_id=881157&mesg_id=881290

they are saying that whole NG units are being issued AKs in Iraq and that other soldiers are picking them and using them. Any truth to this?
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:12:46 AM EDT
Why are you listening to DUh about the military anyway?
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:13:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/8/2006 10:13:29 AM EDT by bastiat]

Originally Posted By Ranger_SXT:
Why are you listening to DUh about the military anyway?



no shit.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:13:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
I was reading this thread on DU:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=364&topic_id=881157&mesg_id=881290

they are saying that whole NG units are being issued AKs in Iraq and that other soldiers are picking them and using them. Any truth to this?



Some vehicle crews keep underfolders handy for just in case. I've seen troops tend to pick up PPSH's rather and AK's!
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:14:00 AM EDT
Don't tell me you actually believe them.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:14:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:15:22 AM EDT
some armor units were picking them up at first due to them having rolled in armed with M9s and not having enough M4s around for everyone.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:15:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/8/2006 10:16:11 AM EDT by shop_rat45]

Originally Posted By HeavyMetal:
Getting military info at DU is like getting medical info from Bozo the Clown.



+1



That is sigline material right there!!
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:16:08 AM EDT
And just what were you doing over there, young man?

[RLeeErmeyVoice]

ARE YOU A FUCKING MOLE, MISTER?


[/RLeeErmeyVoice]





Dunno. Some of that stuff sounded made up. "The AK is stamped. How hard is it to make parts for it?"
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:36:28 AM EDT
Which one of you did this???

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=364&topic_id=881157&mesg_id=881451
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:42:14 AM EDT
We always carried a few AKs in our M1114's, in case they were "needed".
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:42:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HeavyMetal:
Getting military info at DU is like getting medical info from Bozo the Clown.



Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:45:26 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:49:23 AM EDT

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=364&topic_id=881157&mesg_id=881451




Except demand should be downward sloping (and shifting to the right).

Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:51:27 AM EDT
In other news .50cal penetrates body armor
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:55:12 AM EDT
Wow I just spent WAY to much time in the DU. I feel sorry for those people. Hopefully they get medication for themselves and stop smoking crack.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:56:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HeavyMetal:
Whoever "nadinbrzezinski" is, she is a fucktard first class who needs about a ten hour non-stop beating with a cluebat. She is giving idiots a bad name.



I’m always astounded at the people that go to DU and get offended.

If they called the place “Morons `R Us;” would you still be astounded at their stupidity? If they called it “Government Entitlement Sponges;” would you still be baffled by their views on welfare?


It’s called Democratic Underground folks… Don’t be too surprised if they feel the need to kill a fetus, disarm you and start a communist revolution.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:09:24 AM EDT
I think it's the same as it's been from day one.. No official issue, but a guy who needs a tool uses what's at hand. An AK beats a pistol.

We wouldn't even officially give the things to the new Iraqi army. They're not going to hand them out to our boys either.

Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:16:03 AM EDT
I've been told by friends of mine in Iraq and Afghanistan that some of the vehicle crews held on to underfolder AK's until they had enough M4's to go around.

I'm also sure everyone's seen the photos of the marine clearing buildings with a PPS-41.

But no, no one has been ISSUED an AK-47.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:21:08 AM EDT
Most units do not get the choice, thier are regs against the use of AKs. The sand thier causes huge problems with M-16 and M4s though. The guys who have the option are taking AKs into the field though.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 1:58:48 PM EDT
A lot of them are being "Picked Up" and used but not "Issued"
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 2:15:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/8/2006 2:16:16 PM EDT by Lakeguy]
..."YouthInAsia (630 posts) Sat Apr-08-06 01:44 PM
Response to Reply #21

31. I wasnt trying to be rude. I just cannot fathom the need

for a 50 caliber weapon. I hear it'll blow a human into a fine mist. EEEW.


Link Posted: 4/8/2006 2:17:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lakeguy:
..."YouthInAsia (630 posts) Sat Apr-08-06 01:44 PM
Response to Reply #21

31. I wasnt trying to be rude. I just cannot fathom the need

for a 50 caliber weapon. I hear it'll blow a human into a fine mist. EEEW.





play misty for me....
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 2:23:44 PM EDT
sounds like someone needs to get their info from somewhere besides action movies
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 2:26:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HeavyMetal:
Getting military info at DU is like getting medical info from Bozo the Clown.



Meet my family physican...



Dr. Feelgood
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 2:33:34 PM EDT
awwjeeez......
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 2:40:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
I was reading this thread on DU:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=364&topic_id=881157&mesg_id=881290

they are saying that whole NG units are being issued AKs in Iraq and that other soldiers are picking them and using them. Any truth to this?



Yes in limited numbers. I know that I carried one as well as my team NCOIC. (in addition to my M16 and M9 - My NCOIC carried an M4 and an M9 as well)

SST7
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 2:43:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 2:46:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lakeguy:
..."YouthInAsia (630 posts) Sat Apr-08-06 01:44 PM
Response to Reply #21

31. I wasnt trying to be rude. I just cannot fathom the need

for a 50 caliber weapon. I hear it'll blow a human into a fine mist. EEEW.





people? i dont know.....

Link Posted: 4/8/2006 2:49:21 PM EDT
{Boondock Saints}
Rock o
"Is it dead"
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 2:52:10 PM EDT




DU = BAD.....................repeat as needed.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 4:40:58 PM EDT


I think it's a bit much

especially when you risk a separated cornea from the recoil
. People shoot the .50 because the bullets maintain velocity better than most smaller rifles but there are some 30 cal bullets that can almost duplicate the trajectory of a .50 cal.




That must be why I wear contacts.
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