An acronym for the XM29 Objective Individual Combat Weapon, a combination assault rifle-grenade launcher which was being developed for use by Hckler & Koch and Alliant arms, for the United States Military. It is comprised of two components; the upper component being the grenade launcher, which fires 20mm airbursting renades, and is magazine-fed, rather than single shot, as is the case with the M203 Grenade Launcher. The lower component is a variation of Heckler & Koch's G36 assault rifle, currently being issued to the German Bundeswehr. The assault rifle part of the weapon fires NATO-standard 5.56x45mm(.223 Remington) Kinetic Energy rounds from a 30-round magazine. The rifle also features a state-of-the-art tactical scope with nightvision, infrared, and zoom capabilities. The XM29 is a mix of both bullpup and standard rifle designs.
The XM29 OICW was being developed from the early 90's until recently by Heckler & Koch, and Alliant Arms. After spending many years and hundreds of thousands of dollars in development, the OICW project was scrapped, after it failed to overcome a few design flaws in its final test stages. It is believed that the OICW -might- still see service with the U.S. Armed Forces, but if so... it will be at a much later date than was originally predicted.
While the OICW was scrapped, development of its 5.56mm Assault Rifle component was continued in the form of the XM8 Compact Assault Rifle, which will most likely begin to replace the aging AR15/M16/M4 family of Assault Rifles, at least in the front lines of the U.S. Armed Forces. The U.S. Special Forces, however, are having a different weapon developed for tthem in the FN SCAR.
It will be a shame if a brilliant design such as the OICW never sees the light of day.
Breeding ground for the Redneck population of Tennessee. Some consider it the Redneck Captial of the South. Most of her residents prefer their hair short in the front and long in the back, a Tennessee Tophat if you will.
Many a roofer have found their way here in search of gainful employment with moderate success.
Pam: We gon get us a biscuit and a pepsssi down der at Arnge's Market on Bear Waller. They got the best biscuit's in all of Ashland City.
A movement in music that started in the late 60's with Black Sabbath. Metal is generally classified by a heavy sound and rebellious and/or angry lyrics. Most forms of metal require an incredible musical proficiency. If you don't believe that, pick up a guitar sometime and try to play "Raining Blood" by Slayer.
Metal is the antithesis of mainstream music. It is quite possibly the most technically demanding and misunderstood form of music there is.
Metal's image was severely damaged in the 80's, with poser bands like Poison and Whitesnake claiming to be metal, when they were nothing more than watered down rock. The damage to metal's image continues even to this day, with many people not in the know beliving metal to be men in glittery spandex and poodle hair prancing about on stage singing 'Talk Dirty To Me." If you want an idea of what Metal truly is, take a look and a listen at a band like Slayer.
Some people have the misconception that metal is incoherent and devoid of melody or talent. People who think this obviously haven't listened to Iron Maiden. Generally people with this attitude are morons who listen to U2, so their opinions really don't matter anyway.
And to the guy who said metal is 'like rock, only gay,' Shut up and listen to your Ricky Martin album, you fvcking toolbag.