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I think it's a AR ???
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:47 pm    Post subject: Re: I think it's a AR ??? Reply with quote

Dimitri wrote:
Where is the bayonet?

Or wait that's "old school" while this gun is "kewl" Laughing

Dimitri

I've oftentimes wondered why they continue with the "lug"...

Dunno if they even have bayonet training these days...

One of my absolute favorite training courses was the bayonet course @ FLW MO. I REALLY had fun there.....

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:19 pm    Post subject: Re: I think it's a AR ??? Reply with quote

I think we 'jacked this thread.....

Gotta run 10 laps through the bayonet course......

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:33 pm    Post subject: Re: I think it's a AR ??? Reply with quote

Hey Joe, you was @ Ft. Lost in the woods, misery? Oh wait, that's old school. Do they still call it that? Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:15 am    Post subject: Re: I think it's a AR ??? Reply with quote

hunterjoe21 wrote:
I've oftentimes wondered why they continue with the "lug"...

Since World War 1, many have pushed to eliminate bayonets as useless accessories that wont be used in the next war.

Every war since then there have been battles that have been decided at the point of ones bayonet.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:41 am    Post subject: Re: I think it's a AR ??? Reply with quote

You're right 'Mitri. One battle in particular, if I remember correctly, was during the Korean war, the battle of Pork Chop Hill. The Marines fought hand to hand with fixed bayonets because they were almost completly out of ammo and were being over-run.
I know that I would prefer to have the option of a bayonet.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:56 am    Post subject: Re: I think it's a AR ??? Reply with quote

There were a few battles in Korea that required the use of a Bayonet, which is kinda interesting to note that so called military experts after World War 2 were quite confidant that the bayonet is a thing of the past.

Then in Veitnam the bayonet was also useful when faced with charging masses of Vietnamese troops.

Even in the current Iraq War the bayonet has been used (Those Scotsmen are some interesting folk).

Even a hunting rifle can be useful if you have a bayonet. Gives you added distance to poke a bear you shot to make sure its not bluffing its injury giving you extra room to shoot it again before it gets up. Shocked

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:44 pm    Post subject: Re: I think it's a AR ??? Reply with quote

d_hoffman wrote:
Hey Joe, you was @ Ft. Lost in the woods, misery? Oh wait, that's old school. Do they still call it that? Laughing

Yeah...I trained there in '85. OSUT as a 12B10 (Combat Engineer) Delta Company, 2nd Batallion, Second Training Brigade (Delta 2-2) "Go Delta Dawgs (WOOF WOOF)", and had a LOT of fun tearin' that place up.

I was in training when that nutjob in Libya started acting stupid (Moammar Kadafi) We weren't allowed access to ANY current events topics and they told us very little about the situation, but we were advised that we might forego AIT and ship there straight from BASIC. I still, to this day, don't know what happened in the spring of '85.


Last I heard it was stilled called Lost in the Woods

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:50 pm    Post subject: Re: I think it's a AR ??? Reply with quote

hunterjoe21 wrote:
I think we 'jacked this thread.....

Ya sure did !!! ROFL

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:19 pm    Post subject: Re: I think it's a AR ??? Reply with quote

Dammit...

Now I gotta run an extra 10 laps on the bayonet course.....

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:36 pm    Post subject: Re: I think it's a AR ??? Reply with quote

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hunterjoe21 wrote:
I think we 'jacked this thread.....

Ya sure did !!! ROFL

Don't PM Ole' Buzzkill....

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:17 am    Post subject: Re: I think it's a AR ??? Reply with quote

Ya must have me mistaken for somebody else !!! Laughing

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