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Posted: 12/24/2005 10:38:44 PM EDT
I saw this on the front page of the news paper today, look closely, the marine has his carry handle mounted on the right side of his 4 rail HGs, while the ACOG is on the receiver.

Link Posted: 12/24/2005 10:53:16 PM EDT
That man is hardcore. I believe that he is reinlisting while in combat.

God bless our fighting men, regardless of where they store their Carry Handle.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 11:01:10 PM EDT
Yes he is. Staff Sgt. Dennis Nash, he's from a town near me, he joined in '93, he earned the Bronze Star for his actions on 9 November 2004, in operation "Phantom Fury" in Fallujah.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 5:17:35 AM EDT
there have been many of lumpy's post with pics showing the carry handle on the bottom rail.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 5:34:45 AM EDT
very interesting
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 5:44:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 5:55:53 AM EDT
It's just someplace to put the carry handle so it doesn't get lost.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 6:01:48 AM EDT
Pretty much standard data, been done for years.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 6:20:18 AM EDT
re-enlisting while your buddies secure the perimeter! God blessed America with fighting men like that!!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 6:51:48 AM EDT
That's not a new place to stow.........it's the original place to stow.

AIRBORNE!
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:01:36 AM EDT
OK, sorry! I didn't know, I'd never seen that before.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 11:00:28 AM EDT
You all have it wrong. That is for Gangsta style shooting duh.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 11:34:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Big-Will:
You all have it wrong. That is for Gangsta style shooting duh.



Actually.................I've seen a rig with a swiveling butt-stock and a tri-rail upper, it had differant scopes/sights/optics on each of three sides, they claimed it was for shooting at differant ranges, just turn the weapon and use the apropriet optic.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 6:42:33 AM EDT
Not new. Many units have had it as SOP for some time.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 6:49:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2005 6:50:36 AM EDT by GHPorter]
I hate to inject anything like a cynical point here, but reenlisting in a combat zone guarantees that any bonuses are tax free, whether they're paid in a lump sum at the time of reenlisting or over several years. This looka a lot like a staged photo-op. Not that I think that's all the guy in the photo is thinking about, but it has to be somewhere in his thinking. I just hope he stays safe and gets home to enjoy the money.

And I've seen people keep their handles/BUISs/etc. on unused rails for a while now. It makes sense.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 12:31:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GHPorter:
I hate to inject anything like a cynical point here, but reenlisting in a combat zone guarantees that any bonuses are tax free, whether they're paid in a lump sum at the time of reenlisting or over several years. This looka a lot like a staged photo-op. Not that I think that's all the guy in the photo is thinking about, but it has to be somewhere in his thinking. I just hope he stays safe and gets home to enjoy the money.

And I've seen people keep their handles/BUISs/etc. on unused rails for a while now. It makes sense.



Very true, but I don't believe an 0369 MOS Marine will get either a 0.0, .5 or 1.5 (meaning almost no bonus) this year.
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