Operators Operating Operationally.

This is a military blog that features pictures and videos of weapons, vehicles, and the individuals who use them on a daily basis.
I find a portion of these pictures from military_armies. Thanks to him for letting me use so many of his great photos.
Enjoy.

Wooden goodness… and a glock.

Wooden goodness… and a glock.

The AR-10.

The AR-10, Armalite’s first pitch to the United State’s military (thanks to Eugene Stoner) was originally rejected due to not being an M14. The rifle was instead marketed to the Spanish, the Portugese, and even the South Africans during the colonial wars and throughout the time period. They had seen extensive use in Africa by Air Calvary units, and are distinguishable by a very, very subtle difference. The charging handle instead of being towards the rear of the receiver, was on the top. And this was used instead of a bolt release. This charging handle is inside of the carry handle. This was changed with more modern AR-10’s which are pictured below.

Because reloading during CQB is a bad idea.

Because reloading during CQB is a bad idea.

Austrian firing his G3.

Austrian firing his G3.

M1A

M1A

Proposed Variants of the StG. 44

Proposed Variants of the StG. 44

A couple of relics and their counterparts.

A couple of relics and their counterparts.

Spanish infantry in Afghanistan.

Spanish infantry in Afghanistan.

The interesting thing between the AR-10’s standard configuration and the SAW configuration is the belt feed uses standard, non disintegrating feed links, and clips into the magazine well like a standard magazine.
A video demonstrating its use can be found here. (skip to about 4:20 for the belt feed)
It dumbfounds me why the U.S. wouldn’t adopt this is their standard infantry rifle.

The interesting thing between the AR-10’s standard configuration and the SAW configuration is the belt feed uses standard, non disintegrating feed links, and clips into the magazine well like a standard magazine.

A video demonstrating its use can be found here. (skip to about 4:20 for the belt feed)

It dumbfounds me why the U.S. wouldn’t adopt this is their standard infantry rifle.