Home Law and Order AK-47 v. M16 Law and Order AK-47 v. M16 By Robert Farago - March 23, 2010 2 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Email ◀Previous Post Next Post▶ Considering this last night’s news that the U.S. Army is sending 5000 M14 Enhanced to Afghanistan, I thought it a good time to post this look at the weapon’s rival: ye olde AK-47. The M14’s not the M16, but still. ◀Previous Post Next Post▶ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR With 684 Homicides So Far, Chicago Threatens to Axe Half Its 13,000 Cops Over Vaccine Mandate Refusals Defunding the Police is an Increasingly Difficult Argument to Make Kentucky AG: Cities Can’t Prevent Employees From Carrying Firearms on the Job 2 COMMENTS All due respect to the Gunny, but "accuracy with continuous fully automatic fire" is a laughable idea unless we're talking dedicated machine guns fired from bi/tripods or pintle mounts. Gunny Ermey knows that, of course, but that just begs the question – has there ever been a truly informative television program on firearms? Or even a "Top Gear" of firearms shows? Worse still, the full-auto accuracy test wouldn't even be possible without the use of an early M16 (note the duckbill flash suppressor), the long-retired M16A1 (out of service since the early 1980s), or the exceptionally rare, spec ops-fielded M16A3. Standard-issue M16s (the A2 or A4) don't have a full automatic setting because properly trained troops on the battlefield have no business spraying and praying. Three-round burst is all you get these days – and, really, is all you need. If not, get that SAW in action. Also: the guy field-stripping that M16 was sure taking his sweet time. Reply Strategy eats technology for lunch. Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.