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Gunboat1
04-28-2004, 11:33
EDITED TO ACCOUNT FOR THE ANALITY OF GT VETERANS WITH REGARD TO WEAPONS TERMINOLOGY :)


New thread, let's talk about WEAPONS! While on active/reserve duty, what WEAPONS were you issued or exposed to? What was your favorite? For me it was like this:

Started with a Hi-Standard Supermatic Citation Military .22LR target pistol, as I shot on my NROTC unit's pistol team. Carried a welded-shut M1903 Springfield for drill, and felt really dumb cleaning and marching with a useless rifle-shaped hunk of steel.

Was trained on and shot Navy Rifle Expert with the M-14, and Pistol Expert with the M-1911 .45. All of my ships were equipped with both of those weapons, as well as with Remington 870 or Mossberg 500 12-gauge pump shotguns. (Generally, the 870's were superior to the Mossbergs - held up better and were just smoother to shoot and cycle.)

Also trained on the M-16 A2 and A3, the M-60 MG and the wonderful, thumping M2HB .50 cal. Shot Expert with the SIG P-226 as well. Got to shoot the MP-5SD once.

I won't count the Vulcan/Phalanx 20mm CIWS, or the Oto Melara 76mm rapid firing dual-purpose guns that were my shipmates on three ships. That's not personal hardware! ;f

Of all of them, I loved the M-14 the best, and that's why I shoot a Springfield M1A today. It's a truly great rifle.

Central Texan
04-28-2004, 15:22
As far as I know the only GUN the military issues is a 9 mil Beretta:cool:

But if you want to include rifles and our other weapons, well then, that's differant story!
Hahaha, sorry man, I just still remember DS jumping all over guys when they called their M16 a "gun".;a

Well lets see, Got my M-16A2 of course. I've shot a M-4, but I dont get one:( . I got my M249 (I love that lil gal). I think that's about it as far as firepower.

Now the real cool stuff though like the M203 and AT4!!!!! Those were fun to shoot!

FatBob
04-28-2004, 15:38
Lets see, in no particular order I was issued at one time or another:

Pistols: Beretta M9 92F, Sig 228

Rifles/Carbines:
5.56 = M16A2, M4, M249 (SAW)
7.62 = M60, M240B

Other: M203, MK19

Non-lethal: Pepper spray, PR24 & collapsable PR24

glockjeeper
04-28-2004, 15:47
M16A1
M16A2
Ma Duece ;f
M60
and currently the M9 as a medic.

My current National Guard unit that I'm deployed with didn't get M9s till '95. If I had came in one lousy year sooner (I was still on active duty) I could have been issued an M1911A1, even though it wouldn't have been for too long it would have been nice.

spetsnaz777
04-28-2004, 19:27
M-16A2
MP-5A3
Mossberg 500
M-9
M-11 (P-228)
M-4 /203 combo
M249
M249 PARA
MK 19

cowboywannabe
04-28-2004, 19:39
god i feel old, started with the real 1911, really. then the m9 (beretta92) or course rem. 870 and m16. ship and patrol boats had various guns but thats not the same as what you strap on.

Glock21Owner
04-28-2004, 20:35
I shot expert with the M-16, S&W .38 and Beretta 9mm. I also attended a weapons familiarization course where we got to learn about and shoot Warsaw Pact small arms, including the AK-47, AK-74, RPD, RPK and Makarov pistol. On several occasions I got to shoot the H&K MP5, M-60 and M-2 Browning.

truckstop cop
04-28-2004, 20:56
m-16,45cal,9mm,mp5,m60,50cal,m-14,shotgun,38,m-203,various pyrotechnics,etc.

MR. Fantastic
04-28-2004, 21:09
Originally posted by Gunboat1
New thread, let's talk about GUNS! While on active/reserve duty, what guns were you issued or exposed to? What was your favorite? For me it was like this:

Started with a Hi-Standard Supermatic Citation Military .22LR target pistol, as I shot on my NROTC unit's pistol team. Carried a welded-shut M1903 Springfield for drill, and felt really dumb cleaning and marching with a useless rifle-shaped hunk of steel.

Was trained on and shot Navy Rifle Expert with the M-14, and Pistol Expert with the M-1911 .45. All of my ships were equipped with both of those weapons, as well as with Remington 870 or Mossberg 500 12-gauge pump shotguns. (Generally, the 870's were superior to the Mossbergs - held up better and were just smoother to shoot and cycle.)

Also trained on the M-16 A2 and A3, the M-60 MG and the wonderful, thumping M2HB .50 cal. Shot Expert with the SIG P-226 as well. Got to shoot the MP-5SD once.

I won't count the Vulcan/Phalanx 20mm CIWS, or the Oto Melara 76mm rapid firing dual-purpose guns that were my shipmates on three ships. That's not personal hardware! ;f

Of all of them, I loved the M-14 the best, and that's why I shoot a Springfield M1A today. It's a truly great rifle.

Hmm... I wasn't aware the Navy issued weapons. You must have served with a Marine unit eh? Just busting your b@##s.
I also own a Springfield M1A and love it to death. I wish I would have been issued one of those bad boys instead of the crappy little 5.56mm M16s. Why couldn't the DoD have stuck with a 7.62mm battle rifle?

Molon Labe? They must teach that in officer candidate school or something, because all my Liutenants and Co's loved that phrase.

AK_Stick
04-29-2004, 02:50
M-16A2, M9, M249, M240, M-2.

My favorite however, is far and away the GE M-134 6 barrel mini, I've only been on a bird with them twice, and both times on a range, but the little time between the handles was awsome,

JaviFL
04-29-2004, 06:38
I only had significant time with the Beretta 92, while I was stationed with the Marines as a Navy Corpsman. The Beretta was the only weapon issued to Corpsmen. I also spent some time behind the trigger of an M16, but not much. Just enough time to be able to practice and qualify.

CarlosDJackal
04-29-2004, 11:53
"Guns" fired or worked on:
- M224 60-mm Mortar
- M21 81-mm Mortar
- 4.2-inch Heavy Mortar
- M-67 90-mm Recoiless Rifle (got to shot the 7.62mm sub-caliber device).
- M1911 .45 ACP Semi-Automatic Pistol (handgun)
- M-60 Light Machinegun
- M-2 .50-caliber Heavy Machinegun
- 20-mm (Gatlin) multi-barreled cannon (on AH-1Fs)
- 7.62-mm minigun (on AH-1Gs)
- M-9 9mm Semi-Automatic Pistols

"Non-guns" fired or worked on:
- M-16A1
- M-16A2
- TOW Missile (on AH-1G & Fs)
- 70-mm FFAR (rockets on AH-1G & Fs)
- M203 40-mm Grenade Launcher

04-29-2004, 13:44
This is my rifle, this is my gun....;)

I got the expert pistol qual with a .38 S&W revlover. And I made a few strafing runs in the A-4 with a 20mm cannon. And I dropped a few MK-76s. And that's it.

The only thing I really shot a lot of, when I was in the Navy, was electrons. ;f I was in the EW community.

JoeG19
04-29-2004, 17:53
In June 1957, at PISC I was issued a M-1 Gerand(SP). I carried it till I was discharged. The second time I went in I was issued a M-14. Never liked it..flash hider always loose, upper hand-guard made out of Mickey Mouse plastic. Wasn't worth a flip at 500yds like the M-1. Second time also had a .45 (International Harvester)I think. - 'ole joe :cool:

NetNinja
04-30-2004, 12:03
M16-A1
M16-A2
M14
Mini 14

Colt 45
Berreta 9mm
Smith and Wesson Model 19
Remington 870P

SAW Squad Automatic MachineGun

That's all.

As an Air Winger in the Marine Corps you don't get to touch all the toys unless you're in a Ground unit.

shrpnl
04-30-2004, 14:23
Alright, here we go. I've been trained on the M16a2, m9 beretta, m249 saw, m60, m203, mk19, Maud Deuce, and the Stinger Missle. My favorites would have to be the MK19(fully automatic 40mm grenade launcher, or the Stinger Missle.

shrpnl
04-30-2004, 14:33
Alright, here we go. I've been trained on the M16a2, m9 beretta, m249 saw, m60, m203, mk19, Maud Deuce, and the Stinger Missle. My favorites would have to be the MK19(fully automatic 40mm grenade launcher, or the Stinger Missle.

Big Time
04-30-2004, 15:38
Being in the infantry for 10+ years,too many to name so I'll just name one I used in actual combat and that is the Mark 19.

FotoTomas
05-01-2004, 00:21
I started with and qualified on the M16A1 in basic training (Expert)and the Handgrenade (Expert).
Fam Fire with the M-60 GPMG.
The M1911A1 in MP School(Expert).
The .38 S&W model 10 and Colt Detective Special when attached to an MPI section(Expert).
Winchester 12 gauge shotgun on payrol escort duty.(Fam Fire)
M203 Grenade launcher on the M16A1 one range day, Fam Fire, 5 HE 40mm rounds.

In the Army Guard I became a 11B and had the M16A1.
Was assigned the Squad automatic rifleman job and qualified with the M-60(expert). Toted and again qualified with the M1911(the personal weapon of a M-60 gunner).
Cross trained as a 11H and was gunner on the Improved TOW Vehicle 901. Qualified with the TOW (expert) and actually was able to fire 1 live missle in training. The M1911A1 was my personal weapon while in the infantry as a TOW gunner.

Changed units back to MP and again the M16A1 and M1911A1 were the issued weapons.

Completely changed services with a hitch in the Air Guard. Made the aquaintance of the S&W Model-15 4 inch revolver, M16 rifle and the GAU 5 carbine. Was issued orders and a take home M14 rifle, long steel locking box, chains and padlock, while on the unit shooting team.

I was completely done with military service in 89 and never saw an issued M9 or M16A2. I have had both now in civilian form. A M9 special Edition from Beretta and a Bushmaster XM15E2 set up with the A2 upper and lower componants.

Did get to play with the M2 mounted on top of the M113 we had in the guard but never officially or qualified.

Those were the days! :)

MURRAY
05-01-2004, 14:25
At the nice Benning boys club I was able to use most of the Ground pounder weapons systems
m16 a2
m9
m249
m60
mk19
M203
Dragon

I carried an over and under m203 most of my time.....

jessebo
05-01-2004, 14:57
m16
m9
m203
m60

ColoradoGlocker
05-01-2004, 15:05
.

jeremy54b
05-01-2004, 15:29
M9
M11
M14
M16A2
M4
M4A1
M40
M60
M249
M240B/E
MK19
M2
M1A1 Main Gun;) (Can't remember it's M#)
M2 Bradley Chain Gun (same thing...)
M109A6 SP Howitzer;)


--Then again, at the time most of these happened, I was the unit armorer...---

AK_Stick
05-01-2004, 20:03
dude, you got to play with a beehive......

leadbutt
05-02-2004, 02:00
M-1D
M-14
M-16
M-2 carbine
M-3a1
Sweedish-K
Ingram-supressed
Ruger Mk-1 supressed
M-60/pig
Thumper
Various other military long guns

handguns
S&W victory model 38spl
1911a1
1935 P-35
P-38
model-10 2"

Decguns
05-02-2004, 08:49
M16 MOD 0
M16A1
M16A2
M4
Canadian C7

M1911
S&W 38
M8 (Sig P228)
M9

M203
M60
M2
MK19

CarlosDJackal
05-02-2004, 12:15
Originally posted by Big Time
Being in the infantry for 10+ years,too many to name so I'll just name one I used in actual combat and that is the Mark 19.

Hey BigTime, how is good ol' "Benning's School for the Boys" these days? Does Harmony Church still exist? Is "Smelly Hill" still the bottom of the barrel?

I was looking forward to attending the Advance Course sometime in the future. But alas, I will never be able to do so.

Stay safe!!

MR. Fantastic
05-02-2004, 22:00
OK I've so we've all fired the same hardware as everyone else, besides some of you old timers (M-1 Garand). Now, have any of you ever fired the M240g from the shoulder? Most lifers who think they know it all will say it's impossible but I proved otherwise in Iraq. It's like getting pounded with a jackhammer but still really fun. I have great pic that I'll try and post soon. ;I

Big Time
05-03-2004, 01:35
Carlos,Harmony church pretty much has been tore down,Kelly Hill pretty much has been renovated.Most extrances to Benning has been blocked off as it is a closed base now since 9-11.

AK_Stick
05-04-2004, 00:42
Mr. F, yes, and it is fun isn't it? Did it on a bet

xtrik8ifc
05-07-2004, 17:52
M9 beretta
M1A1 Tank "Jeremy54 the M# for the main was the M1A1 120mm main gun"
M240
M2 love that gun almost as much fun as the main (almost)
and 1 M16 the tank commander used for a hat rack or to hold his map and funny papers

CheesyD
05-08-2004, 22:12
I fired an M-16 one day in basic training. That was it as far as weapons went. I guess they figured we didn't need a weapon in the computer room of base ops. (USAF '76-'80)

Lou Abbott
05-09-2004, 18:44
Well I think the originator of this thread and I are of the same time period. I too am Navy expert (lifetime) rifle and pistol. Used an M14 and 1911 through out my career.Had an M-16 (old version, triangle handguard), even had an Ak in Viet Nam for a while. Got unwelcomed attention when used in the wrong places. Lessss see...a Ma Duce (river boat), M-60 (door gunner)Remmi 870's, grenade launcher, an M1 Garand for competition, humm,, what am I forgetting????? Do dropping sonobouys count? nah.
Too many targets, not enough bullets

MR. Fantastic
05-10-2004, 20:15
Originally posted by CheesyD
I fired an M-16 one day in basic training. That was it as far as weapons went. I guess they figured we didn't need a weapon in the computer room of base ops. (USAF '76-'80)


I figure you don't need a weapon in the USAF.

;z

jessebo
05-10-2004, 22:56
Originally posted by MR. Fantastic
I figure you don't need a weapon in the USAF.

;z

so all those nuclear weapons they load on to the pretty planes shouldn't be guarded by security forces, and pararescue shouldn't be armed when they go behind enemy lines to rescue downed pilots, or maybe forward air controllers shouldn't be armed when they go behind enemy lines and call in airstrikes?

RussP
05-11-2004, 12:30
Originally posted by MR. Fantastic
I figure you don't need a weapon in the USAF. Well, back in '67 when I joined up I had to qualify with that miserable M-16 that you hated to carryOriginally posted by MR. Fantastic ...I also own a Springfield M1A and love it to death. I wish I would have been issued one of those bad boys instead of the crappy little 5.56mm M16s. Then when they pinned wings on me they made me carry a piss-ant little .38 S&W to carry on combat missions in case I got shot down. Guess they thought quite highly of my marksmanship to think me and my .38 would be equal to a company of NVA with AK47s, grenades, mortars. Damn, I was good!!!

But, then there was the FAC pilot I flew with who came out of supply the first time I flew with him with two helmet bags and a doggone M-16. I went into supply to get my gear and asked the supply Sarge what Capt. XYZ had in that 2nd helmet bag. "His usual 20 clips for the M-16 loaded with tracer rounds every third round."

Now I had flown about 75 FAC missions by then, seen more than my share of AAA, but I never had equated a Cessna O2A armed with an M-16 with a 37mm AAA gun. I figured the SOB pilot was planning for when he'd get shot down.

"Sarge," I said, "give me my M-16 and a helmet bag of what he's got!"

I only flew with this pilot three times. I'll tell the story of one of the flights in a future post.

Speaking of future posts, where are your pictures from Iraq?Originally posted by MR. Fantastic
OK I've so we've all fired the same hardware as everyone else, besides some of you old timers (M-1 Garand). Now, have any of you ever fired the M240g from the shoulder? Most lifers who think they know it all will say it's impossible but I proved otherwise in Iraq. It's like getting pounded with a jackhammer but still really fun. I have great pic that I'll try and post soon. You must have been in one of the first units to rotate stateside to have fought in Iraq, get your discharge and be a full time student already. What year will you graduate?

Ravenn
05-12-2004, 11:17
M-16A1
M1911
M-60
M-2
M-79
M-1 Carbine
Tokarev pistol (previous owner no longer required it's posession)
M-12 Shotgun (Winchester)
M-1200 Shotgun (Mod 1200 Winchester)

DesertShark1963
05-12-2004, 11:24
M16 (A1 and A2)
M1911

Also got to play with:
M60
M72
M203

fade2black
05-12-2004, 13:02
M16A2
M9
M240G
M60E3
AT4
M249
M203
MK19

I think that's about it. I carried the 240G for 3 years and loved it....and I was in COMM ;f

DMF
05-12-2004, 15:36
Formerly qualified on the M9.

Currently qualified on the M11, M870, and M-16A2.

8 years active, 3 years reserves with just 9 more to retirement.

OSSI
05-12-2004, 15:48
Swiss army
SIG P210 and Rifle SIG Stg 57

kawalerzysta
05-13-2004, 15:18
M16A2
M4
M9
M203
M60
M240
Mk 19
Ma Deuce - my favorite
AT-4
TOW missle
25mm Bushmaster Cannon - another favorite

Bill Powell
05-13-2004, 18:07
i've been told that i'm so old i had to have taken basic training with a bow and arrow. but: 106RR .45 12 ga shotgun garand M-2 carbine M-14 M-70winchester 50 cal BAR 81mm mortar 30 cal M-60 etc etc etc

mrvmax
05-15-2004, 08:32
M-16, M-21, M-9, M-82 barrett.

RobertP
05-15-2004, 20:14
In the Navy basic training we qualified with the 45ACP and later carried the M16 and M14 with training on the M60. Rate was AO on an aircraft carrier with ships company backing up the Mardet on emergency calls with the M16 or Remington 870 12 ga. Enjoyed firing the M60 from helicopters.1978-1982

summitx
05-16-2004, 11:15
M-16 A1&A2,M-203, M-249, M-60, 970, 45, Beretta 9MM,

nothing
05-17-2004, 01:35
M16A1
M16A2
M16A4
M4
M2
M240B
M240C
M249
MK19
AT4
M1A2 Abrams 120mm (once)
M67 hand grenade (not a "gun" but still fun)

PromptCritical
05-19-2004, 21:56
Soldering gun.

jerryd
05-20-2004, 18:03
Lets see 38 years ago it was the M-14, M-60, M-72, M-79, M 1911, plus other weopons, we had , grease gun M-3, few thompsons, M-1 carbines, wish i had them now!

RKC2000
05-20-2004, 19:15
M16... USAF (72 - 76) qualified, carried very infrequently - only when transporting the weapons I worked on outside of the weapon storage area (to/from flight line for retrofitting):
B28 Fullfusing Internal 1.45 Megaton Nuclear Bomb (onboard the B-52),
AGM-69 Air to Ground with 250 kt warhead solid fuel (rotary launcher in front of the B28 FI).

Artisan
05-20-2004, 19:36
Havent seen anyone post about the M24, I thought it was quite a fun weapon when you were using it and not just humpin it. Other than that its the ussual compliment of INF/CAV weapons.

Later.

7677
05-21-2004, 23:01
American Small Arms
1911A1
M9
M3 Grease Gun
M16A1
M16A2
M60
M2BMG
Mk19
M203

German Small Arms
P38
Uzi
G3
MG3

Iraqi Small Arms
AK-47
SKS

Other Weapons
M67 Grenade
M18A1 Claymore Mine
M72A2 Law
AT4

Vehicles
M3A2 Bradly 25mm Bushmaster
M1A1 Abrams 120mm cannon
M102 105mm Towed Howitzer
M198 155mm Towed Howitzer
M109A3 155mm Self Propelled Howitzer
M109 155mm Self Propelled Howitzer (German version)
M110A2 155mm Self Propelled Howitzer

PromptCritical
05-22-2004, 10:18
7677

A slight correction to your list. The Uzi is Izraeli. They make cool guns.

I can get you a great deal on an Iraqi AK-47; Never been fired, only dropped once.:cool:

7677
05-22-2004, 20:51
PromptCritical,
The Israeli's may have invented the Uzi but the Germans carried them prior to the MP5.

Btw, we had thousands of Iraqi AK-47; Never been fired, only dropped once before we left Iraqi in 1991.

Cowgunner
05-26-2004, 18:07
M-16A2 [Expert]
M203
M240G
M-2 Browning [lots of fun shooting, but a pure pain to hump]
MK-19
AT4
FN-FAL
The civvie versions of the AK-47 and AK-74
M67

Ol'Duke
05-28-2004, 14:54
1911A1
M3 Greasegun
M16A1
M79
M203
M14
M60
M2HB
LAW
Recoilless rifle
M48A5 with 105mm, 2 M60's and an M248 coax
M113 with M2HB
M60A1 with 105mm, 1 M2 in cupola and M248 coax
M109A1 when I was in a Howitzer Battery as supply sgt and had to double as Asst. gunner.

TexanOutWest
05-28-2004, 15:06
M9
M16A2
M60 Gunner & Armorer
Hand Grenades

Got to fire an RPG once. I missed the target altogether. Probably why I only got to fire it once.


Tex

Roland-G23
05-28-2004, 15:28
I was our Unit Armorer for about a year, so I got to go to the range every time someone had to qualify.

Here are some of the weapons I became very familiar with:

M16A1
M203
M1911
M60
M2HB
4.2" Heavy Mortar

I got to learn about the M249, but never got to shoot one.

We did have a guy from the 5th SFG come down the street to our day room one day with a whole bunch of Soviet Bloc stuff for a familiarization class.

You really have no idea how much a .50 rocks a deuce-and-a-half until you fire one, and no idea how much fun it is to settle the baseplate of a four-deuce. :)

Glockspiel
06-08-2004, 07:15
"Tubed ordnance" in my army service:
Uzi SMG
Galil ARM / AR / SAR / Micro
M-16A1
M-203
Federal 38mm grenade launcher
Browning .30 cal
M2HB .50 cal
Soltam 52mm mortar
FN MAG 58
M-109A1 155mm self-propelled howitzer

GackMan
06-08-2004, 16:18
M16A1
M16A2
1911
M60
M203
M249
Dragon Missle
M9

I reckon that i all...

Bill73
06-10-2004, 13:21
Carbine and 1911.... slept w/the .45 in my sleeping bag.

06-13-2004, 19:10
1st tour I carried a standard issue 45 and believe it or not I carried a BAR. 2nd tour I got smart, still the 45, made by Singer, wish I had that and a mod 37 Ithica. I was a tunnel rat and the 12 ga. just made sence.

06-26-2004, 08:19
All weapons fired at work...
-M16A2
-M16A4
-M203
-M4
-M9
-M249
-M240B
-M60E3
-M220E4 TOW2
-Mk 19
-M2
-AT4
-Rem. 870

SCmasterblaster
07-04-2004, 07:12
M1911A1
M14A
M16A1
M1897 Winchester Trench Broom
M60
M2
5"38-cal DP twin mount

WesFL
07-05-2004, 10:42
.....

BTM203
07-06-2004, 23:54
Still serving, Australian Regular Army.
1989 - ?

Pistol - Browning 9mm, H&K USP 9mm, Beretta M9

SMG - F1, H&K MP5,MP5 SD3,MP5K

Rifle - L1A1 SLR, M16A1, M16A2, F88 & F88C Steyr

MG - M60, Mag 58, F89 Minimi, Browning .30cal, Browning M2HB, L4A1 Bren, L1A2 AR

Minigun - 7.62mm M134D

Cannon - Bushmaster 25mm Chain Gun (LAV-25)

Anti-Armour - Carl Gustav 84mm

Grenade Launcher - 40mm GLA, Mk19

Grenade - M26, F1

F14Scott
07-07-2004, 22:58
S&W .38 revolver
Beretta M9 9mm
Colt 1911 .45
GE M61A1 Vulcan 20mm

Edited, now that we've moved beyond "guns."

AIM-9 Sidewinder
AIM-54A Phoenix (x2)
Mk-82/83/84 series bombs (dumb and laser)
LGTR (laser guided training round)
Mk-76 training bomb
Mk-20 Rockeye cluster bomb
TALD (tactical air-launched decoy)
chaff
flares
a drop tank

Nestor
07-08-2004, 14:04
Radom AKM assault rifle (7.62x39),
P-83 pistol (9x18 Makarov),
http://www.wp.mil.pl/auths/157/files/p83.jpg

also during my service I had contact with:

Beryl kbs Wz-96 (5.56 NATO),
http://www.wp.mil.pl/auths/157/files/beryl.jpg

PKM 7,62 mm general-purpose machine-gun,
SWD 7,62 mm sniper rifle

bayerta
07-10-2004, 23:28
Still serving.

M16A2
M249
AT4
M203 40mm
M224 60mm
M252 81mm
M9
MK153 SMAW
M240G
M4
870M
Uzi

Currently issued the M4, 870M and M9.

Black Tiger
07-11-2004, 12:12
Here's a list:

M16A1 rifle in Basic training (1992)

M16A2 Rifle, M4A1 Carbine, M203 GL, M249 SAW, M60 GPMG, M220A1 TOW Launcher, Mossberg M500 and M590 shotguns, M2 BMG, MK-19 Mod 7 GMG in Active duty (1993-95), Reserves (1997-Present) and in Iraq (2003).

As for other weapons, I've fired the MP5, UMP-45 and the Colt 9mm subgun (my CO was a DEA Agent, so he had his in his trunk all the time).

jay.shebuski
07-13-2004, 10:40
...after a little over 20 yrs in service:

M67 90mm recoiless rifle (HE & APERS)
M72A2 LAW
Dragon
RPG-7

M1911A1
M9
M3A1
CAR 15
M16A1 & A2
M203
M14 (NM)/M21
M24
M60
M240
M249

MP5
AK-47
PKM

25mm Bushmaster
TOW
Bradley Firing Port Wpn

...longer than I thought it would be (HA)

NIB
07-18-2004, 19:47
M16A1
M16A2
M4
Ma Duece
M60
MK19
M249
M249 Para
M16A2 w/M203
M4 w/M203

jtshombre
07-21-2004, 18:19
Wow, let's see:
M-16A1
Pump Shotgun
M-203
M-79
M-60
Model 15 S & W .38 pistol when working non security duties (such as base housing patrol, etc)
Hand Grenade
Claymore
CAR carbine when we had our dogs on post(they'd never let us shoot or qualify with these however?!?!?!

Shot up alot of Uncle's ammo, wish I had some of that .223 now! Take care

Old NFO
08-12-2004, 18:44
1911A1
S&W Victory Model 38spl
M-60
M-14

Fired expert with 1911A1
Couldn't hit a damn thing with that POS 38spl
Carried a Browning 9mm in WESTPAC, since the POS 38spl was issue.
M-60 (door gun on H-2B)
Qualified with M-14, never got a chance to shoot an M-16

Dropped/shot from the P-3
Mk 46 torpedo
Bullpup missle
2.75 FFAR
AGM-84 Harpoon
assorted 500 lb bombs
assorted Mines

Old NFO
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Still trying to figure out what I'm gonna do when I grow up

nuparadigm
08-13-2004, 16:43
Iwas issued a GUN .... an Ithaca Mod. 37 and a pistol ... a 1911A1. The 37 was great in the environment of dense foliage and the 1911A1 was so loose you could almost see daylight between the slide and the frame! Oh well, the USMC has never been able to afford much.

Guy Powell
08-15-2004, 11:49
In Vietnam, and on a LRRP team, we used a variety of weapons. There were three of us, one carried the standard arms of a 1911 and M-16. The other one carried a 1911, but primarily used knives and a crossbow. I handled a dog part of the time, mainly carried a 1911, knives, and various demolitions.
Just your friendly neighborhood wrecking crew.;g

ICC(SS)
08-16-2004, 18:49
Colt 1911
Beretta M9
Remington 870
M16-A1
M16-A2
M203
Mk47 Torpedo
Harpoon Missle
Tomahawk Missles

Nicolai
08-18-2004, 15:00
My current weapon is an M16A2 w/ M203 Grenade Launcher. Also use an M9 Beretta (POS!). Our vehicle (M113A3) has a M2 .50 cal.

I'm a crew served weapons instructor qualified to teach the M249, M2, and Mk19. I've seen alot of cool stuff in my 5 + years in the Army, but the sexiest thing, that I never get tired of looking at is the M109A6 Paladin.

Buzz_Hog
08-21-2004, 10:24
M16A2
M249 SAW
S&W Model 19 .357Magnum
Mini-14 with folding stock
Uzi 9mm
Remington 870M with 14 inch barrel


and yes, these were all TO weapons, not necessarily Marine Corps issue, but they were my issued weapons.

ebd10
08-21-2004, 15:45
lesse...
M-16A1 (Expert)
1911A1 (I think it was the first one ever issued. The best I could do was minute of torso)
M-60 machinegun (Most fun you can have with your clothes on)
MP-5SD (I've lusted after one ever since. DAMN THE NFA!)
AKM (familiarization course)
M-21 sniper rifle (A humbling experience)
Remington 870 ( preferred weapon for guard duty)

shepsan
08-27-2004, 15:55
During the Korean war, I flew as a crewman on a PB4Y2 and then later on a P2V2. While flying we carried the venerable S&W .38 in a shoulder holster. When not on duty, I carried a legendary GI WWII 1911 Colt pistol on my hip.

Today, my CCW gun is a 1911.

Rob_0811
09-02-2004, 11:28
USMC and USMCR 1990 - 1997, 2000-2001

M9 9mm POS
M16A2
M249 SAW
M60 E3
M240G
M2 .50 Cal
Mk19
M198 155mm Howitzer
M109 155mm SP Howitzer
M110 8 inch SP Howitzer

Semper Fidelis,

Rob

Demolition Man
09-06-2004, 17:24
In basic issued/fired/drilled with a M1 Garand. Issued a 1911 in .45 Colt stamped U.S. Postal Service, once at my first posting. Fired M16 and qualified expert when assigned to Field Command Test Construction at Mercury Nevada. Issued and carried a S&W .38 Combat Masterpiece 4" and 2 1/2" barreled for 11 years while assigned ICBM Code Controller duty. Issued and carried a Inglis Hi Power 9mm and Sterling SMG 9mm while assigned to ------- ------- duty at CFB Bagotville, Quebec for NATO. Fired MK760 9mm subgun, M60, M4, Glock17 while assiged duties at NSA just prior to retirement Dec '90. Don't miss the military but do miss the people (GI's). I miss belonging to an elete group....Military Personnel!............Mike "HooRaa!"

Glock Buckeye
09-23-2004, 06:22
We were issued 7.62 M-1 Garands, .45 acp Thompson sub-machine guns and .45 acp 1911 Colt pistols. I traded some eggs to an ARVN officer for a .30 Cal Carbine .
The boat had two twin 20 mm mounts. I was the port gunner when the SHTF. Great fun if no one was shooting back.

bdqadvisor
09-23-2004, 08:07
M14 in basic
M2 folding stock carbine in RVN
Browning Hi-Power
AR15
Swedish K SMG
AK47 (all in RVN)

M9
M16
and in my last job, a lovely little AKM. My favorite!

155gunner
09-24-2004, 01:02
1911A1
M-16A1 & A2
M203
M60
M2
M114A1 Howitzer
M198 Howitzer

fxntime
09-24-2004, 19:22
M1911A!
M-16A1 and 2
M-60 [pig gunner]
LAWS Rocket [OK OK not a "gun" but damn fun to shoot 60 in a row.]:)
M-203
Ma Deuce.
12 gauge Riot/Trench shotgun [MP]

sascrotch
09-24-2004, 23:26
since joining four years ago, i have qualed/requaled for the m16a2 a total of 3 times. that is the extent of my experience with military firearms. GO AIR FORCE!!

Horror
09-26-2004, 12:25
H&K G36
H&K G3
MG3
H&K P8

Stupify
10-02-2004, 15:12
81mm mortar
60mm mortar
m16a2
m4
mp5sd
mp5a2
m1911a1
m9 (Berreta)
M2 .50cal
Mk19
M1 combat shotgun
M203
M240g
C4
Claymores
M64 fragmentation Grenades
WP grenades
M249 SAW
M60e

basically everything organic to an infantry company.

Weston
10-04-2004, 04:16
In the Seabees we were issued the very best selection of what the Army handed down to the Marine's upon obselesence, and the Marines subsequently handed down to us after it they rendered it largely unserviceable. In my case I was issued a .45 retrieved straight form the sands of Iwo Jima and an M-16 that I suspect was salvaged from one of those helcopters they threw over board. All I can say is it was good to be surrounded by Marines!

andybtruckin
10-24-2004, 10:43
M16A1
M203
M60
M72

various conventional mines and demo

madm
sadm

Cagey
10-24-2004, 17:15
M-1 Carbine
M-14
M-16
M-2 (.50 cal. machine gun)
Also qualified with Grenade.


During basic at Fort Dix in 1968, the Drill Sergeant went through the usual "....just yesterday some a-hole pulled the pin from the grenade and proceeded to toss the pin 30 yards down-range while holding onto the live grenade! At the last moment I yanked the grenade from the idiot's hand and saved both our lives. Don't any of you a-holes do the same!"

Of course the Drill Sergeants always had a horror story that happened just the day before. Anyway, the guy ahead of me jumped in the fox hole with the Sergeant and pulled the pin and managed to toss the grenade........about 15 feet! Another story for the Drill Sergeant to tell his recruits tomorrow. :cool:

Old Tom
11-03-2004, 21:20
My tail-gunner, Sgt. Turner, had 4 .50 Cal. machine guns on the tail of my B-52. I flew with an H&K P7M8. My crew and I took a lot of leaves off a lot of trees in Viet Nam, Cambodia, and Laous. I hope we helped you guys a little.

lowflash
11-09-2004, 19:45
M-1 (30-06 & 7.62 Nato)
M-14
M-16
BAR
M79 Grenade Launcher
M60
M1897 Shot Gun
3.5 Rocket Launcher
LAW
AK47
RPG
Flame Thrower
M1911
60MM Mortar

stengun
11-22-2004, 21:08
Howdy,

Since I'm a gun nut there's a long list.


Pistols...
Ruger Mk I w/ supressor
1911A1
S&W Mod 36 Chief's Special 38spl
S&W Mod 15 38spl
Walter PPK .380acp w/ suppressor
S&W Mod 1006 10mm auto
Beretta 93R w/ supressor (Select-fire machine pistol, nice back-up for a sniper rifle.)

SMG.....
Ingram M-10 45acp w/ suppressor
Cobray M-11/9 9mm
H&K MP-5SDa3 (non-vented barrel, used IMI 158gr ammo full power & still subsonic)

Rifles.....
CAR-16
M-16a1, a2, e3
M-21 sniper rifle
M-25 sniper rile
M-40a1 sniper rifle
Remington 40XB 300 Win Mag w/ 27 1/4" barrel from Rem.'s custom shop
M203 weapon system mounted on an old M-16a1

Others
M-60 (Just played w/ it. Never used it in combat, but I did get to "Rambo" it a few times.)
LAWS (Same, just played w/ it.)
Rem. 870 12ga pump shotgun

I think this covers about everything. There was alot other that we shot at the range, but that we never used or carried like a M-1 carbine, M-14, Tommy gun, M-3, S&W MK76, AK, AKM, and AKS-47, etc. It was always like..."Hey, can I shot that?".

Paul

11-23-2004, 19:45
M16 and 12 gauge

I was in during the transition from .45 to 9mm so we trained with both.

Andy

nuparadigm
12-04-2004, 17:11
I was issued a 1911A1 and an Ithaca Mod. 37.

Fredhead
12-05-2004, 16:18
I served '72 to '78
Qualified w/1911 and M-14
even though I only shoot 9mm nowadays
whenver I get the chance to shoot .45's
at the local ranges I always jump.
My next pistol or rev will be .45acp

PBR Sailor
12-12-2004, 19:54
MK45/MOD 0
MP5SD
M1911A1
M-14
M-21
M-60
M-79
M-2
81MM MORTAR
REM 870
S&W MOD 66

M-16's were available, but we did not even take them out of the armory.