Monday, December 10, 2007

Update from Fort Riley

As the cadre flee the expected "Katrina of ice storms", we had our range time for tomorrow cancelled. I am disappointed, because it was to be firing the M240B, medium machine gun. I grew up with the old M60, and was not so good with it. The M240B is different - and I mean different in a good way. Easier to deal with, easier to work on, and for some reason I can actually hit something with it...

Next week, Mr. M240B, next week!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last week I got to hammer a 50-gallon plastic drum full of water with a 240B, and that was for the Navy of all things.

It was cool to see the drum leap 3-feet into the air.

Have fun with Mr. 240.

7:32 AM  
Blogger LTC John said...

Tim?! Good to hear from you. Looks like I will be near your previous Iraqi location in a while...

4:32 PM  
Blogger Perry de Havilland said...

The FN MAG (and its myriad of regionalised variants like the 240B) is simply a splendid weapon worthy of all those who fight on the side of the Angels.

The M60 on the other tentacle is a steaming pile of dog poop and one of the worst bits of kit ever inflicted on the US military.

I suspect that might be why you can hit something with one and not the other. Just a guess :-)

11:46 AM  

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