There seem to be two types in the US gun community. Those who see reality, and those who worship the stoner cult. Stoner was a man who had ONE and ONLY ONE successful weapons design to his name in his entire life. Everything else he did was a failure. The AR -15 succeeded only because so many in the district of criminals got massive kickbacks for voting to keep the M16/M-4 assembly line open. This despite the fact that the US Military has been trying to rid itself of Stoners Folly since 1963. It is the cause of millions of dead and wounded US troops. But the followers of the Cult of Stoner CANNOT see it for what it is and always was. The worst military small arm ever devised by the hand of man, and one I thank G_D I can no longer be ordered to carry.---Ray P.S. The M16A1 is why I left the service. I hated and distrusted it so much I would not stay where I could be ordered to commit suicide by carrying an M16.
I hated and distrusted it so much I would not stay where I could be ordered to commit suicide by carrying an M16.Wow. Thanks. Here you are, the closest soldier: https://4.bp.blogspot.com/_YYMeAu4i7gA/TE7jtX_myxI/AAAAAAAAIRs/aFhaceSn0R4/s400/VIETNAM-WAR-RARE-INCREDIBLE-PICTURES-IMAGES=PHOTOS-HISTORY-020.jpg
The 1903 Springfield rifle got a bad reputation because 68 rifles had catastrophic failures over a 15 year period. Yet the AR-15 has had more than TEN THOUSAND known catastrophic failures over the last twenty years. The fact that that the Pentagon has covered up the total number of M-16/M-4 catastrophic failures, leads me to believe that if you go all the way back to the beginning (1957) the number of KB's may be ten times that high. Yet not a word may be said against the Stoner. IMO the AR-15/M-16/M-4 is the most dangerous weapon to its user in history. Not only because of the rifle is prone to blow up without warning. But because of the near certainty that it will suffer a stoppage that cannot be cleared in the field. Add to that the fact that at any range over 200 yards it packs the same massive punch as the .22 long rifle, make it a weapon to be given to our nations enemy's. Not our children--Ray