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Postby SR9 » Thu Oct 22, 2015 4:24 pm

I know there a number of veterans on the forum so I figured I would ask. How controllable is an M16 on full auto? I having a discussion about this on the van pool today and want to hear from those with hands on experience.


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Postby CTSixshot » Thu Oct 22, 2015 5:29 pm

They tend to walk away from you, I suppose.
Mind you, I've only had one 30-rd magazine worth at full-auto many years ago as an augmentee at U-Tapao RTNAF Base. I suppose practice would make more perfect, of course.
Just go to a Class 3 match at Metacon and see how few hits are achieved on full-auto versus semi-auto.
I'm sure the fun factor is much higher!

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Postby SR9 » Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:08 pm

So I take it you were there during Vietnam. Interesting, I have seen full auto fire on video clips and definitely not the most accurate way to shoot.
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Postby Hddreamer » Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:42 pm

Hey SR9 , I'm not 100% sure but delta Arsenal rents full auto and I'm almost positive they have M16 there , go give them a try this way you find out in person

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Postby CTSixshot » Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:13 pm

SR9 wrote:So I take it you were there during Vietnam. Interesting, I have seen full auto fire on video clips and definitely not the most accurate way to shoot.


Vietnam is still there, but I'm a Vietnam-era Veteran, simply due to enlisting in 1973...well after hostilities ceased.
I was at U-Tapao in 1975 when very little was happening beyond upcountry base closings.
All B-52's and other aircraft were gone. A few U-2's were still there with the 99th SRS along with a few abandoned C-47s and A1s.
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Postby SR9 » Sat Oct 24, 2015 3:01 pm

Hddreamer wrote:Hey SR9 , I'm not 100% sure but delta Arsenal rents full auto and I'm almost positive they have M16 there , go give them a try this way you find out in person

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Sounds interesting, I will have to check into that. I think Tactical Arms in Torrington does that too.
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Postby SR9 » Sat Oct 24, 2015 3:02 pm

CTSixshot wrote:
SR9 wrote:So I take it you were there during Vietnam. Interesting, I have seen full auto fire on video clips and definitely not the most accurate way to shoot.


Vietnam is still there, but I'm a Vietnam-era Veteran, simply due to enlisting in 1973...well after hostilities ceased.
I was at U-Tapao in 1975 when very little was happening beyond upcountry base closings.
All B-52's and other aircraft were gone. A few U-2's were still there with the 99th SRS along with a few abandoned C-47s and A1s.
Sawasdee khup!


Interesting. I always enjoy hearing from our veterans and their experiences. Thank you for your service!
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Postby jacobrosoto » Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:07 pm

My grandpa was one of the veterans from Vietnam wars. I enjoy so much listening on him while he narrates his experiences from his past of that Vietnam wars.

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Postby SR9 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:31 pm

jacobrosoto wrote:My grandpa was one of the veterans from Vietnam wars. I enjoy so much listening on him while he narrates his experiences from his past of that Vietnam wars.


Very cool. Please thank him for his service for me. I bet he has some good stories to tell. Nothing like getting history from the people who were there. My Dad was a veteran of WWII and I could listen to his stories all day.
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