POTD: M4s and M27s in Republic of Korea

Eric B
by Eric B

Pictures, pictures, pictures. But only pictures of firearms of some kind. That’s how TFB’s Photo Of The Day works. We are off to the Republic of Korea, where U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Julien Kynard with Battalion Landing Team 2/4, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, shoots his M4 service rifle during a rifle range, on March 31, 2023.

Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the U.S.-ROK Alliance, Ssang Yong 2023 strengthens the Alliance through bilateral, joint training, contributing toward the ROK’s combined defense of the Korean Peninsula and increasing the readiness of the U.S.-ROK Alliance.

Pohang is a city located on the southeastern coast of South Korea. It is situated in the North Gyeongsang Province and is known for its industrial development, particularly in the steel industry.

Below: The M27 service rifle.

POHANG, Republic of Korea (March 30, 2023) - U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Matthew Hallisey a rifleman with Battalion Landing Team 2/4, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, shoots his M27 service rifle during a rifle range, March 31, 2023. Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the U.S.-ROK Alliance, Ssang Yong 2023 strengthens the Alliance through bilateral, joint training, contributing toward the ROK's combined defense of the Korean Peninsula and increasing the readiness of the U.S.-ROK Alliance. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Brendan Custer)

Below: Do you recognize the rifle to the right?

POHANG, Republic of Korea (March 30, 2023) - U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 2/4, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, alongside a Republic of Korea Marine prepare to shoot during a rifle range, March 31, 2023. Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the U.S.-ROK Alliance, Ssang Yong 2023 strengthens the Alliance through bilateral, joint training, contributing toward the ROK's combined defense of the Korean Peninsula and increasing the readiness of the U.S.-ROK Alliance. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Brendan Custer)
POHANG, Republic of Korea (March 30, 2023) - U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Josiah Tolvo an infantry platoon commander with Battalion Landing Team 2/4, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, shoots his M4 carbine during a rifle range, March 31. Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the U.S.-ROK Alliance, Ssang Yong 2023 strengthens the Alliance through bilateral, joint training, contributing toward the ROK's combined defense of the Korean Peninsula and increasing the readiness of the U.S.-ROK Alliance. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Brendan Custer)

Below: Doing a few burpees before a stress shoot is always a good way to train.

POHANG, Republic of Korea (March 30, 2023) - U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Devin Richardson, a combat engineer with Battalion Landing Team 2/4, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, does burpees before a stress shoot, March 31, 2023. Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the U.S.-ROK Alliance, Ssang Yong 2023 strengthens the Alliance through bilateral, joint training, contributing toward the ROK's combined defense of the Korean Peninsula and increasing the readiness of the U.S.-ROK Alliance. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Brendan Custer)

Below: Scount sniper with a M4 service rifle.

POHANG, Republic of Korea (March 30, 2023) - U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. William Sites, a scout sniper with Battalion Landing Team 2/4, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, loads a magazine into his M4 service rifle during a rifle range, March 31, 2023. Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the U.S.-ROK Alliance, Ssang Yong 2023 strengthens the Alliance through bilateral, joint training, contributing toward the ROK's combined defense of the Korean Peninsula and increasing the readiness of the U.S.-ROK Alliance. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Brendan Custer)
POHANG, Republic of Korea (March 30, 2023) - U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Juan Urena a platoon sergeant with Battalion Landing Team 2/4, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, gives a range safety brief prior to a rifle range, March 31, 2023. Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the U.S.-ROK Alliance, Ssang Yong 2023 strengthens the Alliance through bilateral, joint training, contributing toward the ROK's combined defense of the Korean Peninsula and increasing the readiness of the U.S.-ROK Alliance. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Brendan Custer)

Images and captions: U.S. Marine Corps, Photo by Sgt. Brendan Custer.

Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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  • I thought the Marines had switched all their M4s to M27s and ACOGs to VCOGs

    • Uniform223 Uniform223 on Mar 28, 2024

      @Is that a b&t suppressor? From my understanding their infantry are primarily getting the M27. Troops in non combat specific MOS will have M4s and M16 still in inventory.

  • Mark Mark on Mar 28, 2024

    I like the 'worn off tan paint' camo aesthetic they've got going on.

    M27 seems to have ditched the bipod...seemingly further diminishing the claim its an Automatic Rifle and not just an assault rifle.

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