Are M16's And Sweet 16's Available On The Market:
I am going to post this here since I did not see any other place to ask my question. Last week I was watching either the Military Channel or the History Channel, can't remember which but leaning toward the Military Channel. They were talking about the military weaponrey. This segment of the program went from Revolutionary days to present day arms. It started with the unrifled musket to the Kentucky Rifle. Then it got into the Viet Nam eara and they started talking about the M16 in the early part of Viet Nam. They said how men hated the M16. Due to jamming, exploded casings with no way to clear the barrel. How the gooberment said the M16 rarely needed cleaning. This rifle put a lot of men in situations that were not good in any firefight. The program interviewed ex Viet Nam Vets about the rifle. When I was in school at the time all this was going on I knew the M16 wasn't worth the plastic it was made with. Then the program went on to say that the gooberment went to the manufacturers and the M16 was redone. They were issued with a cleaning rod, there were less jams and the soldiers came to respect the new M16 which they dubbed the Sweet16. Now I have looked at the BushMaster AR15 and the tactical stuff on the market now days. I don't care for the stock, I don't like a rifle that lite, it feels like I am playing with a toy. This is where my question comes into play. Are those Sweet16's on the market? Can you buy one, with the full auto option taken out of course (but the full auto option would be cool)? I know the old war babies can be had, just at a cost. I have an M1 Carbine that is a war baby, and would love to have the money to pick up a Garand. In my youth I heard from a Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton that the twist on the M16 was reversed and that is what gave it the knock down power it had. I don't know if it is true or not.
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