Some time ago back if the hazy days of my youth ( yes, yes, I’m a young pup compared to you ancient withered motherhumpers ) I recall reading that a study done in the Rhodesian conflict reported the average combat engagement distance was a mere thirty yards. I probably read it in Soldier Of Fortune magazine, one of the mainstays of boring school classroom distractions. A few lads and I bought different titles, money being a smidge tight in the Seventies, and switched back and forth so we got all the good stuff like Guns And Ammo, SWAT, etc. Now, not only were magazines much better back then, since it was still a writers job to actually teach rather than just aim entertainment at the lowest common denominator, there was also a huge field of activity to base their articles on. Riots in Miami, terrorists blowing crap up in Europe, actual opportunities for mercenaries over in Africa. It was good times. I probably encountered the statistic on pistol fights being something like ten yards average distance but I’m a lot more fuzzy there.
Thirty yards. That doesn’t just mean we only fought in jungles anymore. Plenty of clearings and cleared areas such as farmland, small towns or large villages. It means that the combatants that survived the brutal Darwin selective process of combat adapted to the limitations of their weapons. In the case of the AK-47, you get out much around a hundred yards and the thing targets like a paint spray gun. But in close, you can blast the place down like a fire hose, the carbine almost impossible to jam. And ammo, being steel cased, cheaper than dirt. The M-16. What can you say about that flaming dog turd? I guess, that without a recoil you can hose the area down with greater accuracy until it jams- call it about three mags worth. But when you get too far away from target, leaves and wind deflect the tiny rimfire bullet. Both are carbines, not rifles. And so it is fair to say that with an AK, it is THE perfect weapon as such. The M-16 is just an embarrassment, and one our increasingly idiotic military Generals-In-Bureaucratic-Command feel compelled to defend and keep tinkering with. Newsflash, HumpTards, if you still can’t make the pathetic piece of crap work after fifty years, I don’t think it is going to. But I’m not here to tell you how bad a weapon is. This is about carbines in combat. They are wonderful. At close ranges. Which is fine for the military. They have vehicle mounted heavy weapons to reach out further. Artillery. Drones. What have you. They do the job the infantry needs to do. But survivalists are not military, however much heavily compensated “experts” try to sell you the fantasy. Thirty yard engagements are dangerous to you personally. You don’t want to be that close if you can help it. So you really don’t need a gun designed for those distances. You want a rifle to get you ten times further away. Yes, it would be so friggin wonderful if you had the option of spraying and praying, as well as mid- range sniping. It would be wonderful if I had a skinny big bosomed survivalist wife who was independently wealthy and loved to copulate between cooking. Life is compromise, not rubbing a crystal ball in one hand and your junk in another, wishing for perfection.
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