Today’s Photo Of The Day shows a variety of interesting and (relatively) rare firearms.
It is not every day we see a Swiss B&T APR308 Sniper Rifle in service, for instance. The APR308 has a Leupold rifle scope attached.
In the picture above, you can see a Romanian intelligence service sniper demonstrating his marksmanship skills with the B&T before the eyes of U.S. Marines from Alpha Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team Company Europe (FASTEUR).
Another rare sniper rifle was on stage, namely the Romanian PSL (based on the RPK), which is very similar to the Dragunov. You can see it below in the hands of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Michael Logan Rowe, who also from the Alpha Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team Company Europe.
Below: The operation of the M27 automatic rifle (HK416) being explained to a member of the Romanian intelligence service.
Below: A designated marksman shooting an M110 SASS sniper rifle. You can see “Stoner Rifle” on the lower and Knight’s Armament along the handguard.
Below: US Marine with the B&T APR308. I wonder which sniper rifle he prefers?
The APR 308 sniper rifle is used by the Romanian intelligence service forces.
FASTEUR Marines conducted small arms marksmanship training with host nation forces during an embassy engagement to familiarize both forces on weapons normally used during security operations.
Below: (Caption) “U.S.Marines from Alpha Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team Company Europe, Naval Station Rota; U.S. Marines from Marine Security Guard Detachment U.S. Embassy Bucharest; members of the U.S. Department of State of U.S. Embassy Bucharest, and members of the Romanian intelligence service and Jandarmeria shoot AK-47 rifles at the Romanian intelligence service shooting range in Bucharest, Romania, Feb. 26, 2015. The U.S. forces conducted small arms marksmanship training with host nation forces during an embassy engagement to familiarize both forces on weapons normally used during security operations.”