Photo Of The Day: The M249 Light Machine Gun is made in the United States by FN Manufacturing LLC in Columbia, South Carolina. Here we can see it in action in the exercise Cold Response, spitting out those 5.56mm bullets at a high rate of fire.
The M249 with the Trijicon ACOG.
The M249 is gas operated and air-cooled, so the cold air is welcome. The barrel is quick-change, so it can be changed in case of overheating or jamming.
Shooting tracers at night.
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Bret Perkins with Charlie Company, 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, fires a M249 squad automatic weapon at a live-fire machine gun range during cold-weather training at Setermoen, Norway, March, 3, 2020. Marines are in Norway preparing for Exercise Cold Response, a Norwegian-led exercise designed to enhance military capabilities and allied cooperation in high-intensity warfighting in a challenging arctic environment.
High contrast images: Black guns, snow and the sun.
Pictures by U.S. Marine Corps, Cpl. Isaiah Campbell