Ever heard the legend of the M1 Garand Ping getting soldiers killed?
While the adoption of the M16 had plenty of bumps and controversy, not to mention un-refined early adoptions, the forge of warfare has refined and honed the M16 into the “black rifle” known the world over.
If you’re interested in the history of firearms, and/or military tactics, this is a fascinating educational video to watch. The contrast of its involvement in military history and how it shapes entertainment is quite interesting to say the least.
TFB TV put together a squad of paratroopers and ran through a Live Fire Maneuver Range as would have been employed by soldiers during World War II. They teamed up with World War II reenactors to ensure accuracy. Definitely a very cool video to watch.
We are living in a golden age of firearms. Let’s take a look at the history of long arms and appreciate the history that has lead us to where we are today.