U.S. military's proud gas operated, air cooled, light weight, hand held piece of shit. It is very sensitive
to all elements that
outdoors, including air and sunshine. It jams
if fly shit gets into
the bolt so essentially it's not much of a infantry weapon. It must be cleaned constantly
to be able to fire
a full magazine, and after that
it needs more maintanence. To extend a grunt's life on the battlefield, the A2 variant isn't fully automatic, so there will be some time between dissasembly and cleaning. The reason it became standard issue in the U.S. military is because in the 1960's Colt executives
bought some high ranking military brass a few beers and lapdances. Other than that
, there's no reason why a recognized military would adopt such garbage.
PFC.Smith:"Hey Jones, i can't open this beer!"
PFC.Jones:"Use the ejection
port on your M-16, stupid."