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Then and Now

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by jrs93accord, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. jrs93accord

    jrs93accord

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    Then, 1943 Springfield Armory M1 Garand......Now, KAC SR-25 MK11 Mod 0 (24" bbl)
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    Then, 1944 Inland M1 Carbine......Now, LMT/CMMG M4 (14.5" bbl)
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    Then 1944 Remington Rand 1911A1.......Now, Beretta M9A1
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  2. Cheseldine

    Cheseldine Texan

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    Awesome pics man, I want to have some of those guns one day...
     

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    RustyShackelford > OD Glock 32

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    Sweet pictures and collection
     
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    I get what you're saying, but the M4 would more closely match the Garand since both are Standard Issue rifles.

    I would say:

    Standard Issue weapon:
    M1 Garand - M4 Carbine w/ rails + RFI Items

    Pogue Weapon:
    M1 Carbine - M4 Carbine w/ plastic M4 handguards

    Reservist/ SuperPogue weapon:
    M1903A3 - M16A2

    SAW:
    BAR - M249

    Medium MG:
    M1919 - M240B

    Heavy Machine Gun:
    M2 - M2

    Shotgun:
    M1897, M12, M37 - M37, M500, M590, M870

    Pistol:
    M1911A1 - M9
     
  7. raven11

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    for the army maybe, but the Marines are still using the M-16A4 and when i was deployed with the Air Force they handed me a A2
     
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    Very nice pics.
     
  9. JuneyBooney

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    Very nice pictures of interesting subjects.:wavey:
     
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    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    FEDLEO I'm the rootenist tootenist shootenist

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    Seriously, wow. I had a M4 when I was Security Forces:rofl:
     
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    you SF get all the goodies, taking the M4 to the base's Subway restaurant


    its fun ain't it :wavey:
     
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    Cool comparison!

    i have the "then" guns...i have to work on getting updated. :supergrin:
     
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    Nice photos !!!

    My Dad served in the Korean conflict and carried an M-1 Garand/1911/M-1 carbine.
    If I had served in Iraq, I would have carried the later weapons.
     
  16. Hugo R

    Hugo R Gaff G26 User!

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    Great photos!

    HR
     
  17. ronin.45

    ronin.45

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    Nice comparison pics. It's funny that the long guns are obvious improvements yet the handgun is a step back. Both black rifles are top of the line yet I know many people who would take a 1911 over a beretta anyday.

    And no, I'm not bashing the Garand or carbine in any way. They were both great weapons in their day and still very formidable.
     
  18. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    I'll happily take 'then' in all three comparisons.
     
  19. BobbyT

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    Then (75 years ago), Then (50 years ago)
    Then (50 years ago), Then (30 years ago)

    Lol