Also, the M4 is standard issue in the Army now? Cool, seemed infinitely more practical than the M-16 A2 with the collapsible stock, etc. What's your MOS that you're lugging a pistol, assault rife w/ grenade launcher, and a sniper rifle, 11B Ranger?
I started as a Marine 0311 (Rifleman
) and moved to 0317 (Scout Sniper
) within the first year, then changed to Army 31b (Military Police
) two years later, and have been an MP for seven years. Rifle and pistol are standard issue for MPs. The grenade launcher is issued to all team leaders so I can't get out of carrying that. Not sure if that is MOS specific reason or just company policy though. I've yet to ever use it beyond training exercises. The SWS is more of a "Eh, we got someone that could use it and it would only help to have around" piece of equipment. Another weapon, thankfully, that I haven't had to use since moving to the Army. And to further narrow it down, this year I finally got on to be a
Liar Recruiter for the National Guard.
Lolgaxe sounds like freaking Rambo, now.
Eh, hardly. If you think my load is impressive, you should see my Gunner. He has to carry an M249 SAW, an M9 Beretta, and a Tactical Shotgun. Edited, Jun 15th 2011 7:59pm by lolgaxe