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FNH USA’s New Semi-Auto M249 SAW: NRA 2015
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by S.H. Blannelberry on April 10, 2015


The first thing we did when we got to the 2015 NRA’s Annual Meetings & Exhibits in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, was to head on over to FNH USA. Word on the street was they released some new guns late yesterday…

Turns out, the word on the street was true! See video for details! Press release below.

(McLean, VA – April 10, 2015) FNH USA is excited to announce that three new products, including a brand-new product line, will be making their first appearance on the FNH USA Booth #2324 at the 2015 NRA Annual Meetings in Nashville, TN. Expected to be released in the Fall of 2015 are the mil-spec FN M249S, a semi-automatic version of the U.S. Military’s M249 SAW light machinegun and two new additions to the company’s modern sporting rifle line, the FN 15 M4 and M16 Military Collector Series.
http://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/a-look-a...49-m4-m16/
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God damn, did I hate the SAW. Jam-O-Matic noise machine. You see, I used REAL machine guns that actually worked and destroyed things. The SAW was pathetic in nearly every aspect, and it's only redeeming value was that the noise might keep enemy heads down.

A semi auto SAW is literally the most useless thing I can think of for an infantryman, aside from Butterbar Lieutenants.
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Ten*K;164408 Wrote:God damn, did I hate the SAW. Jam-O-Matic noise machine. You see, I used REAL machine guns that actually worked and destroyed things. The SAW was pathetic in nearly every aspect, and it's only redeeming value was that the noise might keep enemy heads down.

A semi auto SAW is literally the most useless thing I can think of for an infantryman, aside from Butterbar Lieutenants.

By REAL machine guns, do you mean M60, M240, and M2?
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Philadelphia Patriot;164410 Wrote:
Ten*K;164408 Wrote:God damn, did I hate the SAW. Jam-O-Matic noise machine. You see, I used REAL machine guns that actually worked and destroyed things. The SAW was pathetic in nearly every aspect, and it's only redeeming value was that the noise might keep enemy heads down.

A semi auto SAW is literally the most useless thing I can think of for an infantryman, aside from Butterbar Lieutenants.

By REAL machine guns, do you mean M60, M240, and M2?

And the MK-19, and the M134.
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Ten*K;164408 Wrote:God damn, did I hate the SAW. Jam-O-Matic noise machine. You see, I used REAL machine guns that actually worked and destroyed things. The SAW was pathetic in nearly every aspect, and it's only redeeming value was that the noise might keep enemy heads down.

A semi auto SAW is literally the most useless thing I can think of for an infantryman, aside from Butterbar Lieutenants.
You sure the noise keeping everyones heads down wasnt you swearing like a sailor at the thing?Tongue
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das;164433 Wrote:
Ten*K;164408 Wrote:God damn, did I hate the SAW. Jam-O-Matic noise machine. You see, I used REAL machine guns that actually worked and destroyed things. The SAW was pathetic in nearly every aspect, and it's only redeeming value was that the noise might keep enemy heads down.

A semi auto SAW is literally the most useless thing I can think of for an infantryman, aside from Butterbar Lieutenants.
You sure the noise keeping everyones heads down wasnt you swearing like a sailor at the thing?Tongue

No, yelling "fabulous" and throwing glitter in the air didn't have anything to do with it. When I was on Presidential duty, our old command incorrectly assumed the SAW was "the same thing" as an M240-G, and since I was machine gunner, I should use that. It's amazing how little people in charge sometimes know about these things. A 240 can put a five round burst on a man sized target at 800 yards, and penetrate through obstacles.

Of course, when we did get a new command and we got brand new 240s, the Company Gunney (a former sniper/instructor who would go on to become Sergeants Major of the Marine Corps) didn't know how to split up the weapon system among a fire team. He believed the ENTIRE WEAPON SYSTEM was supposed to be carried by one person. Then, he "unq'd" me on the range because he didn't know how to properly score a machine gun target for qualification. I only dropped on round out of the scoring tombstone... A near perfect score. But he refused to read the manual I showed him that explains that the first X amount of rounds per target are counted at 2 points each, not one.

So, on a week long patrolling package in Quantico during our training week rotation, I carried all my gear (flak/pack/helmet), plus a 240 golf and carry bag, spare barrel and bag, pintle/T&E suspension, tripod, and ammo. Idiot. I have back trouble today because of that week. Then, to be unq'd by a staff NCO... who should have fucking known better... at the end of that week (and then to be belittled and derided by this same ass for "failure") was a real let down. I had to repeat the whole damned week with another platoon the next week.

I then had to teach the rest of my platoon all about the weapon system and its employment, and take them through a fam-fire course. Every last one of them were in shock about how wrong the Gunney was (he was not present for the remainder, as he got in a Hummer and went to get chow after I shot) about everything to do with this gun. My Sergeant actually apologized... an extremely rare event in the Marines. I saddle up a few of the guys with all the shit I was carrying, and they were all pretty much of the "fuck that!" mindset.

I went out with the other platoon and their Sergeant was also a machine gunner, as was the other Gunnery Sergeant who accompanied us. My Sergeant had explained the situation to the two of them, and I was made a team leader and didn't carry anything but a pea shooting M16-A2 and a box of ammo. It was like vacation.

When I unrolled the giant target sheet from the previous week and showed it to the other NCOs, the Sergeant said I was "shit-hot" on the gun, and when I shot a perfect that Friday, the Gunney called me a show off, and asked me to come back for the third week to teach the last platoon, but I was then in a pure instructor role: no pack, no flak, no helmet, just deuce gear and a sidearm, and no bivouac... I stayed in the FBI barracks at night the whole week.

When I got out to the FMF weapons platoon in Kaneohe, I was just in time for the yearly skills testing, and scored a perfect on all the machine gun exams, and dropped one damned round on the qual... the highest score in the entire Division.

So yeah, I know about machine guns.
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Ten*K;164440 Wrote:...So yeah, I know about machine guns.

Do you still carry one when you come into Philly for work?
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Philadelphia Patriot;164447 Wrote:
Ten*K;164440 Wrote:...So yeah, I know about machine guns.

Do you still carry one when you come into Philly for work?

Hah. No, if things get that bad I'll stay home.
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