Photo by Ian M Kinkead
PACIFIC OCEAN (June 23, 2017) Senior Chief Gunner’s Mate Matthew J. Rayburn, a native of Beaumont, Texas, shoots an M14 assault rifle aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), June 23, 2017, in the Pacific Ocean. Nimitz is currently on an underway period in the 7th fleet area of operations. The U.S. Navy has patrolled the Indo-Asia-Pacific routinely for more than 70 years promoting regional peace and security. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ian Kinkead)
Pretty awesome. Not sure why he is using the magazine as a handhold. He would have better control grabbing the handguard. Unless the M14 was fired a lot before Senior Chief Gunner’s Mate Rayburn got to shoot it. Then the handguard would be rather hot.