POTD: Foreign Weapons Training – Special Forces Weapons Course

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    Photo Of The Day – Today we have some very rare firearms on display and in use as these American soldiers train to employ, maintain and engage targets.

    The selection consists of a mixture of U.S. and foreign pistols, rifles, shotguns, submachine and machine guns, grenade launchers and mortars.

    For instance, have you ever seen a Daewoo K1A rifle (5.56x45mm) in action? This carbine is from South Korea.

    Below: It works better with either iron sights or optics, but the student who fires this German HK 416 on fully automatic seems to be enjoying his class regardless. The aim looks a little high.


    Below: Heckler & Koch HK416D.

    Below: The boring part of this class, apart from cleaning afterwards.

    German Heckler & Koch G3.

    Below: A suppressed FN SCAR 17. It works better if you use the boot stock in an extended position.

    A Student assigned to the U. S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School who is in the Special Forces Weapons Sergeant Course fires an Mark 17 Scar from Belgium during foreign weapons training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina November 6, 2019.  (U.S. Army photo by K. Kassens)

    Below: The Austrian Steyr Aug on full auto.



    Below: Shooting an AK.

    Below: There is an Ultimax 5.56 Light Machine Gun from Singapore.

    Below: A German MG3 machine gun in the mix.

    All pictures: U.S. Army, by K. Kassens.

    Of all these options, which one would you rather shoot?