The Interior Ministry said thieves broke into a warehouse and stole a huge amount of firearms and ammunition. The ministry said 20,000 U.S.-origin M-16 assault rifles and 15,000 rounds for 9mm pistols were stolen.
I love how the article says “there were no guards during the break-in”, like OH WHAT A COINCIDENCE, that doesn’t sound like an inside job at all.
*ring* *ring* *ring* Hello?
Put Ahmad on the phone.
Who is this?
PUT Ahmad on the damn phone.
Ahmad here, wAHHHHHHHHHHHTTTTUP?
Maintainin’ my dude… anyway if you can get Tony and Raj’s help tonight and borrow Abdullah’s semi trailer, the boys and I are going on a break at around 11PM WINK WINK.
What is “wink wink”?
Dude… do I have to spell it out for you? THERE ARE 20,000 M-16s in the warehouse. We won’t be there. Come steal them.
Ah right, thanks for being a bro.
Yea that’s how I’m thinking it went down. 20,000 rifles has to take up a significant amount of room, no matter how they are packed! I wonder if anyone is going to get in trouble for this, or will it just get swept under the rug?
Despite the success of the PMAG, Army officials from the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command issued a “safety of use message” in April that placed it, and all other polymer magazines, on an unauthorized list.
I assume that is going to make a lot of people angry. I really don’t see the downside to Pmags. They are light, the polymer has a natural lubricity, they are durable, cheap to make etc… etc… I’m all for giving the soldiers what THEY want. They are the ones that have to use the equipment, and bet their lives on it.
Did Magpul piss some high level Army officials off? Did a USGI mag manufacturer make the Army an offer they couldn’t refuse? My guess is we will never know the exact answer.
Lots more pictures of this over at Gears Of Guns. They had it listed as an AR-15, but I made the executive decision that it was an M16A1 based on its distinguishing characteristics.
Almost brings a tear to my eye to see that someone did this to an auto lower, even though it would apparently still work fine if a regular non-cutaway upper attached. Can’t really operate in extreme operations with your lower parts being that exposed though.
I love looking cutaway firearms. It really gives more of an appreciation for all the work that went into creating them.