[Spridgets] FW: OT- Beer
bmwwxman at gmail.com
Fri Jun 6 14:36:09 MDT 2008
Excellent observation, Kate! When I arrived at my forward base in 'nam with
my 6 member forward weather support team, a Marine Lt. whom I shall forever
be grateful to had us un-sling out M-16s (M = miserable) and pitch them in
the nearest binju ditch (sewer). They then gave us captured SKS's in 7.62
from the armory. I used that gun frequently for my year in country and
kissed it when I left it to my relief. The best @*&!@(#* weapon I every
fired! Almost zero maintenance and it never jammed or failed us! Fooled
Charlie a few times too when he heard a Kalashnikov in the dense jungle and
assumed it was a friend ;-} The only weapon I would have considered
trading it for was the Marine's M-14 purely for the knock down power!
On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 12:23 PM, Kate <kgb at frontiernet.net> wrote:
> Actually, this is not necessarily a bad thing. Guns are one of the few
> things that China makes well. Since most of the military consists of
> uneducated conscripts, the tolerances of weapons are so loose that they
> fire with the barrel full of mud.
> > 'course the gun was made in China!
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