Too bad the m16 didn't appear for a decade later...
@Angry Beaver, an operator knows how to handle just about any weapon given to him.
@Angry Beaver, can confirm, absolutely no common handling procedure from one gun to the next
@Winter Diablo, that said, the m16 and it's variants and it's derivatives, are similar enough to an M1 that it shouldn't take more than a few seconds to figure it out for someone that has probably handled guns for longer than we've been alive. He also probably didn't crawl under a rock when he got out.
i.e. "Check out this new rifle they're giving us to replace this 20 lb, semi-auto, steel hammer that runs big, heavy ammo. Now I can carry twice the ammo and fire twice as fast."
"Cool buddy. Let me check that out."
@mas2de, THANK YOU. It's nice to see that someone else has an understanding of firearms.
@big freedom, my scout master was a Green Beret and I once saw him take apart an instructors gun at a range and wouldnt put it back together for him because he kept violating every single safety rule... the guy didnt know how to put it together himself.
@Winter Diablo, can confirm that all semi-automatic rifles have common components. You know how to handle 1, you can figure the rest out very quickly
@Angry Beaver, that’s an M4 bruh.
“Now, take a seat ‘Junior’”
Yup, the AR platform is almost exactly the same as is was with the m16 during the Korean war, it checks out.
@bepis, the had the m1 platform. Learn your guns
@bepis, I thought the M16 was introduced in Vietnam? Or is that the joke?
@Massive Liar, you got me, i switched wars in my head, my bad
I don't care how experienced he is, he could still be more polite to someone that's trying to help him.
Merica, fvck yea
There's not enough context to tell either's point. All I joked about is how an M1 Garand is quite different from an M4; if you're gonna tell me they're not any different, you're being delusional. How are we supposed to know if he is familiar with the system or not? It's a joke based of a joke image for crying outloud. Take a seat and relax bro, we're just making jokes.
"My bad old man. Didn't know you used M4s in the 1950s."
@ JCLEMZ, It's a rifle. One whose action is derived from the M1 action. The pull tab moved from the side to the back. The ammo now goes in an interchangeable box on the bottom. No more M1 thumb. Now the gas piston is a smaller rod rather than a big off-center bar. Does everyone on here think he just completely ignored firearms for the next few decades? That he had no friends in the service that he continued to talk to?