British Action Match With AMU

SA80

The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU) sent their Action Shooting Team to train the British Army Combat Action Shooting Team. Here is a video of the BACST showing off what they learned in a 3Gun style action stage. They are using the SA80 and what looks like a Glock 17. The British soldier is in Multi-Terrain Pattern (MTP) which is a hybrid of the British Disruptive Pattern Material (DPM) and Multicam.



Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

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  • Regulus

    Nice. I love that bull pup. Wish they would bring one over here or someone start making one. I would spend the money just for the cool factor

    • Iggy

      I mean no personal offense, but I think you’re the first person I’ve seen say they like the SA80.

      • Regulus

        No offense taken. I’ve heard they r crappy but after watching that movie dog soldiers I think it’s called got me into the rifle. And just think they r cool. Me want me want

    • Lt M

      The ergonomics are lacking, making IA drills a bit of a pain.
      Having been issued both the SA80 and the C8SFW, I can definitely say I prefer the C8.

      • As someone who’s sat and watched UK guys run through their L85 drills. Yeah, I second everything you said. Plus as a Canadian I have a special love for the C8

  • Ken

    I’m pretty sure it’s the other way around: The British sent their team here. That’s the Fort Benning Action Shooting range.

  • Rock or Something

    I left the Army few years ago, but I would have loved getting some drills and pointers from the Army Marksman Unit.

    (obligatory cute girl with gun photo attached)

  • Ryan

    I’m aware that nobody likes the SA80A2 but you cannot deny that it isn’t aesthetically pleasing.

  • Kevin

    That turn at the end. “Yeah I’m a good shot, what of it?”

  • Matt L.

    No way to tell how he scored, of course, but the guy did seem a little on the slow side overall. That last string of fire with the pistol was pretty nice, though!

  • Lance

    L-85 looks cool. But I do correct some no standard infantry in the British army uses C-8 or C-7s. They use the (SA-80) L-85. But SAS and other special forces do use C-7s and C-8s.

    • snmp

      British SAS use Armalite AR15 rifle before the M16

  • Dan

    Yeah that’s Krilling range on Benning. The amu team does however travel all over training allied forces.

  • Ron Swanson

    Agonizingly slow. I hope this was before AMU got ahold of them.

  • spydersniper

    Good job. It’s a start. Maybe we’ll shoot competitions against them in a couple years. True, the shooter was a little slow, but he sure was smiling when he got done!