XM-8 Is Gun of the Future

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    Damn, why didn't we have these when I was in?
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    XM-8 Is Gun of the Future
     
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    Hmmm, I knew about the XM8 for some time now. Personally, I would have made the carry handle more squared, and loaded the whole thing with wiever rails. And does it have a back-up iron sight for when the red dot sight fails?

    M4's, M203's, AN/PEQ2's, Aimpoints, ect. are far more advanced then the infamous M16A1 and M14 (my personal favorite.)
     
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    An M203 is nothing but a M16 with a 40mm grenade launcher attached.
     
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    It's also extremely heavy. The M16 is not always reliable but it is light and easy to carry over long distances.
     
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    I loved my M16. nothing like a silver dollar sized group at 500 yards. :firing:
     
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    Look closely and you'll see the M16/M4 parts bin in action. :)

    There's a version of this weapon, or a similiar piece with a 20mm Lower half...holds 5 20mm HE rounds (sorta to replace/augment M203s).

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    No, the M203 is the 40mm grenade launcher, the M16A2 is differant. And the M203 has come a long way from the M79 of Vietnam era weaponry.

    And look at the differances of the M16A2 over the M16A1. The A2 has a differant flashhider, chromed chamber (I think...DK?), ribbed handgaurd. Way better than the accident prone A1. And the M4 is also a lot further along than the CAR15/XM177 of the 'Nam. My point is, Vietnam era armament is definately alot older and noticabley outdated than modern American small arms. We seemed to go backward going from the Colt M191A1 to the Beretta M9. IMO, we should use a .45 of some sort, maybe a MK23, or a Glock. 1911 is always trusty, too.

    And the reputation of the M16A2 being a piece of crap is really a tad bit redundant. The reputation given to 'the M16' comes from the lack of cleaning kits issued with the M16A1 in Vietnam. Modern M16A2s have fewer shortcomings, except for the small 5.56mm NATO cartridge; a bit lacking in stopping power.

    Ok, Im gonna stop now...I could go on and on and on...
     
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    Dude, I carried an M203 in GW1. I know what a M203 is. It is an M16A1,2,3 whatever, that has a grenade launcher attached underneath the barrel.

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    From the USMC website: M203 40mm Grenade Launcher
     
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    The M203 is indeed an M16 with the grenade launcher attached to it. The Flash supressor on the A2 is a tad shorter than on the A1. The A2 is lighter than the A1 and has a slightly longer effective range of fire. The A2 no longer has full automatic fire mode, It uses 3 round bursts instead. The A2 has less jamming frequency than the A1 as well.
     
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    But you can also attach the M203 grenade launcher to an M4A1 Carbine. Therefore an M203 is not and M16 with a grenade launcher. I suppose one could call an M16/M203 combo an M203, but I refer to an M203 as a 40mm grenade launcher that can be attached to an M16 or M4 or anything you wish it to be, as long as it mounts on it.
     

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