Recon Marine Pictures and Dishes on His Weaponry

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In a detailed Imgr thread, a recon marine has gone into glorious detail on the weapon systems them employed during his tours overseas.

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To add a cherry, the same Marine spent some time answering questions on a Reddit thread. Titled The weapons of Marine Recon: Everything you wanted to know and more.” The thread is a wealth of information from someone who has deployed with the various systems. 

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You can see the full gallery of photos here and head over to the Reddit thread here.

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Oorah, Devils!




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  • Michael

    It truly is the internet generation.

  • Peter

    That LAW graffiti is cracking me up. Reminds me of the stuff people would write in chalk on bombs in WWII

  • Azril @ Alex Vostox

    Bad pun is bad

    • gunslinger

      that’s what makes it so good

  • I ain’t good at creating names

    I am the law!

  • iksnilol

    I would do the same with the LAW. I mean, that is what you do when something has pun-worthy/able names.

  • dan citizen

    I was stoked about this article until I saw “reddit” which caused me to translate the headline:

    “14 year Modern-Warfare-2 buff pretends to be a marine on popular cat-picture forum”

    • Nicks87

      LOL! I admit I laughed hard at that one. Not because it’s true but because it could’ve been true.

      • dan citizen

        I actually really liked the article, and he did include a video game joke at the end.

      • bbmg

        LOLOLOL @ “cat-picture forum” hahahaha… have an upvote ;)

    • claymore

      Yea not to many Recon Marines refer to their firearms as “My Gun”. That would have been slapped right out of his mouth by his Drill instructor and for sure anyone in recon for real.

      • Kivaari

        Except it gets old to hear from the other soldiers or sailors. I served in both the Army and Navy. We were issued “long guns” (rifles and shotguns), “machine guns” (we had M1919A4, M60 and M2 HBMG) the M2HB was always called the “M50″ by infantry soldiers, “hand guns”. Some of the most gun-illiterate people serve in our military. While in Vietnam, I don’t recall how many times people told me the Russians chambered their rifles and machine guns (7.62x54mmR) to fire our 7.62x51mm NATO ammo. Considering the Russians adopted the cartridge in 1891 and the NATO round showed up in the late 40s to early 50s, I always wondered how they did the time travel. Several of the “Experts” said the AK (7.62x39mm) could chamber and fire 7.62x51mm ammo couldn’t get it when I handed them one of each. “Well, they just can” was a typical response. I met almost no real experts in small arms while serving in the military or police departments.

        • Hyok Kim

          Reminds me of a marine who told me he had nothing to learn from civilians who had never killed anybody when I told him about Rob Leatham and Jerry Miculek because he had learned how to shoo in USMC, 20 years ago.

  • avconsumer2

    Thems some pretty tools they got there.

  • dp

    So this is the cream of the crop of U.S. foot soldiers, eh? Boys look good. I bet they will be missing their favoured A-stan after withdrawal coming Fall.

    • Phil Hsueh

      Not US soldiers, he’s a Marine but Recon Marines are some of the best the Corps has to offer.

      • David_TheMan

        yes a US soldier.
        Stop with the marine bs.

        • Phil Hsueh

          No, a US Marine as in Marine Recon. There is a difference.

          • Nicks87

            Oh yeah, my dad can beat up your dad!

        • Nicks87

          I agree, Marines are nothing special. Many Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen fought, bled and died for this country. If you think one group has bragging rights over another you are an imbecile.

        • jon_ellis

          It’s not an issue of bragging rights, it’s an issue of correct titles. Calling an Airman “Sailor” would be incorrect. Similarly, calling a Marine “Soldier” is incorrect. Soldiers in the Army, Marines in the Marine Corps.

        • claymore

          No not a soldier a Marine there is a difference and Americans know it.

        • BuzzKillington

          Soldier = Army. Nobody in the Navy, Marines or Air Force refers to themselves as Soldier. That’s not what they are.

      • Kivaari

        Marines are a small part of the US Navy. By the way all our fighting services are soldiers. Sailors and Marines can always soldier on despite common misuse of the terms.

        • Phil Hsueh

          We are not part of the Navy, that’s a common misconception, we are a separate branch within the DEPARTMENT of the Navy which is not the same thing as being a part of the Navy. The difference being that the Commandant of the Marine Corps does not answer to or work for the Chief of Naval Operations, he answers to the Secretary of the Navy just like the CNO does.

          As for Marines & sailors being soldiers too, I suppose they can but only in the most general sense of the word.

    • The Hun

      Don’t worry- the MIc is working on our next f-up as we speak- although the Russkies may be a little tougher than goat-herders.

      • http://www.m4040.com/ M40

        Actually, I seem to remember those Russkies having their collective butts handed to them by those same “goat herders” a few years back. And that was BEFORE the Russian military had degraded into a rusting, unpaid heap of junk.

    • n0truscotsman

      Anybody that actually did ANYTHING in A-stan will not miss that shithole…

      Same goes for Iraq.

  • Gir6543

    Imgur is merely a hosting site for reddit. if anyone is interested in reading more comments from him or posing questions to him directly, here is where he posted .

    http://www.reddit.com/r/guns/comments/24w0zo/the_weapons_of_marine_recon_everything_you_wanted/

    *note: if this is against your commenting policies I apologize, but obviously there is no way my link is malicious or is something i could profit from

    • 11b

      I’d argue that Imgur is more than just a hosting site for Reddit. It has a pretty good comments section where the best are voted to the top, and that usually results in some hilarious stuff.

  • ColaBox

    Please tell me his usual Blackhawk was called the Roflcopter.

  • The Hun

    Collapsing stocks on guns look stupid.

    • Nicks87

      Great comment! Very well thought out. Do your parents know you are using the computer?

    • Kivaari

      Except they serve a real purpose old timers don’t get. Depending on your body size and the amount of body armor and gear you are wearing, it is nice to have the collapsing stocks. Folding stocks make little sense, unless LOP can be changed as well. We issued MP5A2s, which are short. Tall people can sue a short-stocked gun easily. A short person has difficulty with long stocks. I had to chop 2 inches from the Remington M870 shotguns 3 inches off of Mossburg 500 series. Either chop it or replace it.

  • An Interested Person

    Awesome write up, very informative. Thanks for posting this.

  • Lance

    I love that M-14 EBR!!! Remember Steve never fight the LAW or the LAW will win.

  • Kivaari

    Excellent report. Good work on the images.