Originally Posted by ICANHITHIMMAN
I'm a huge M14 fan, but I see it more as a stop gap than anything else. The ARMY is going to replace the M4 its going to happen its in the works.
That said there is nothing wrong with the M4/M16 platform they are running now that will not or is not being addressed by the carbine upgrade program.
I never have figured out why the military tries to make it a one rifle military.
We should be giving our servicemen the best rifle for the job and location.
We should provide superior firepower where ever we get into conflict and not try to
standardize on weapon for all uses.
A good example is our long range rifles, they are purpose built and perform better than
any other style of rifle at great distances.
And the M14 would not be as good for the close quarter combat as a bullpup design but
The bullpup design would be of little use in Afghanistan .
The point is , there is no perfect weapon for everything but the M14 would be hard to beat
Just my 2 cents.
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