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Old 02-10-2013, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by goober View Post
is that an M249 with a blank adapter? some kind of training?

Yep! M249 SAW with blanks - you can see the red flash suppressor adapter in the photo.

I am a civilian; but, once a year I help with field training exercises for a local Army unit by role-playing during the annual FTX. Usually I play an Afghan woman "friendly"; but, this time they let me play OPFOR (the enemy) and the Captain thought it would be funny to let me have a bigger toy to play with. The thing weighs 17lbs and they were really impressed that I was able to take off running through the brush with it!

I sure wish I could've shot it with live ammo!!

Here's a better photo of the SAW and you can see it in more detail:

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