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Posted: 3/5/2002 8:18:09 AM EDT
The local newspaper was doing a story on a National Guard unit that just came back from a tour of duty in Kuwait. They were protecting an air base or something like that. Anywho, the pictures that showed the unit hugging their families also showed their weapons slung over their backs. All of the weapons that I saw were M-4's. I thought the standard issue weapon was the M-16A2. Did the military completely convert to the M-4?
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 10:43:25 AM EDT
The M-4 is primarily issued to leaders and anyone who carries a heavy load (Assistant Gunner, RTO, ETC.).
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 2:30:57 PM EDT
The army is going to M4 for just about everyone. The Marine Corps is still making up its mind but more than likely will go to the M16A4
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 2:33:22 PM EDT
Probably, but I hope not. Kyle
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 3:37:48 PM EDT
My Corporation considers them "Standard Issue" for our security team.[;)] Don't ask, because it can't tell you.
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 4:59:59 PM EDT
Seeing about the black beret fiasco, they will probably issue everyone M4's so they can feel special.
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 5:08:05 PM EDT
They are currently transitioning over to the m4 as standard issue. People who pull the trigger get them first. Sadly, even here in the 82nd we still have to maintain a few m16s that probanbly saw action in Panama so every one can have a weapon.
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