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    Default USMC M27 IAR in Afghanistan

    In this video, 1st Light Armored Recon Marines are searching for IED's while patrolling. It's interesting to note that the K9 handler is equipped with the M27 IAR (@2:11).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6cJMBGydmk

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    Any decision been made on a larger magazine for that?

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    Any decision been made on a larger magazine for that?
    Hey Budge. New 60 rnd mags quad stacks have been made, and drums are always available, these can be had in the civilian market

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    Is this actually meant to replace the SAW or complement it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurpleCrow View Post
    Is this actually meant to replace the SAW or complement it?
    Replace some, but not all SAWs., They're only buying about 4400 IARs to replace about 2000 SAWs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpheus View Post
    Replace some, but not all SAWs., They're only buying about 4400 IARs to replace about 2000 SAWs.
    I see... I guess they know what they're doing, but I'd rather an LMG than a glorified assault rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurpleCrow View Post
    I see... I guess they know what they're doing, but I'd rather an LMG than a glorified assault rifle.
    I've tried that already. Dont get them started again, please

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    Nice dog. Any know what kind of dog that is?

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    I was slightly annoyed from the sounds coming off the lens image stabilizer. Other than that pretty cool.
    @37 seconds.. what was in the background at the top right? Looked like somebody in black then they ducked outa the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinny_121_ND View Post
    Nice dog. Any know what kind of dog that is?
    Not sure if joking, I'll bite...

    That's a black Labrador retriever. Pretty common, though not really common for military K9, they're good sniffers but better at assistance or search & rescue. That make them great dogs for customs or rescue teams but they're a bit too nice.
    The military usually prefers dogs that can also guard/attack, "shepherds" type, they usually say Malinois are the best "all-rounder" for K9 units.
    Last edited by Bidoul33t; 03-23-2012 at 02:29 PM.

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    Did anybody else see the swirling storm of bull**** about the M27 on Future Weapons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Command NZ View Post
    Did anybody else see the swirling storm of bull**** about the M27 on Future Weapons?
    I thought that show was canned. What did Mac say?

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    A weapon that looks like a rifle but operates like a machine gun, what is this madness?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Command NZ View Post
    My bad, he was talking about the LWRC version.

    He was going on about it being superior in almost every way imaginable, same amount of firepower, better for clearing buildings random crap.
    There no shortage of companies trying to sell to the US military making similar claims.

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    Sorry for the resurrection, I didn't want to start a new thread to ask this.

    Can someone inform me as to the current situation regarding the M27?
    What is the final organization regarding it?
    Has it completely replace the Minimi in the Squads?
    How is the Squad and Platoon now and have they kept any Minimis?

    Sorry again

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