How the M-16 3-Round Burst Works

    Most military members take the arcane workings of their rifle for granted. Even an avid shooter myself, I was NEVER allowed to do maintenance on my M-16 fire control group while I was in the Corps. While some might argue this is a good thing considering that many members of the military are not interested in firearms, I firmly believe that everyone should know their weapon inside and out – especially if there is an issue.

    Rant over, YouTuber Stealth the Unknown has taken the time to create a fantastic video showing how the 3-round burst works. He builds up from semi-auto, to full-auto, and finally to the burst function.

    The more you know…

    *Title photo from ARFCOM. 

    Nathan S

    One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

    The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.