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I had kinda hoped to play with the M-203 this time, but oh well...

Brones;
No, I'm not a pony... I'm a gryphon. ;)


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HikingWorm Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
I'm debating on joining the Navy when I graduate, and possibly trying to get into aviation. Y'know, flying helicopters and jets and stuff. But I'm still so unsure. 
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Aeon-Silence Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
M4A1, with a rail and an ACOG scope.
Yet no M-203, pitty.

and no SureFire 60 round mag either, damn!
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BlackGryph0n Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
I know... But sadly, the military doesn't issue 60 round mags, and we don't typically use grenade launchers on ships. XP
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Aeon-Silence Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I can understand that. more for the army rather than the Navy.

What would your opinion be on 60 round magazines being issued to the US military? Would they be any good? better or worse than standard 30 round mags?
etc.
Here's SureFires video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jgpPN…
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Two questions
1. Why did you chose to join the navy and how hard was your BMT and if you did have a form of OCS what was that like?
2. What is your paygrade/rank 
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StormAlchemist15 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hmmm... nice gun you have there.
two questions:

a) What are your thoughts on the Lee Enfield No. 4 as a marksman's rifle?
b) How does the M4 fair as a blunt weapon in CQC?
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BlackGryph0n Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Hmmm.  Enfield No 4 is kind of dated, and there are a few modern semi-auto rifles chambered in .308 with she same, or better accuracy (SCAR 17, M14, etc.)
But it did it's job well for the times, and you could do a lot worse!

As far as CQC, The M4 sucks as a blunt force weapon. Mostly polymer and light weight, the stock breaks if you hit someone hard enough to do any damage. 
The bayonet works, but nobody uses those. That's why most of us carry ka-bar if we think there's gonna be a chance of CQC.

To be honest,I prefer the AK4 in many ways over the M4 (better stopping power, and very good for whacking), but the .556 clobbers the 7.62x39 in range and accuracy, and it's all a distance game now.
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StormAlchemist15 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Well, make do with what you got. I'd like a better rifle, but certain laws where I live don't allow me. and because I'm a reservist, I don't have access to the fancy standard issue C7s here. So I'm stuck with my two Lee Enfields and  a 1912-pattern Winchester.
  • Replica firearms (i.e.: "any device that is designed or intended to exactly resemble, or to resemble with near precision, a firearm, and that itself is not a firearm, but does not include any such device that is designed or intended to exactly resemble, or to resemble with near precision, an antique firearm")
  • Suppressors (i.e.: "a device or contrivance designed or intended to muffle or stop the sound or report of a firearm")
  • Handgun barrels that are 105 millimetres (4.1 in) and under (excluding barrels of pistols used in international sporting competitions governed by the rules of the International Shooting Union)
  • Electrical or mechanical devices designed or adapted to render the trigger mechanism of a semi-automatic firearm to discharge in a fully automatic fashion
  • "Any rifle, shotgun or carbine stock of the type known as the “bull-pup” design, being a stock that, when combined with a firearm, reduces the overall length of the firearm such that a substantial part of the reloading action or the magazine-well is located behind the trigger of the firearm when it is held in the normal firing position.(i.e.: only removable stocks are prohibited by this regulation, fixed-stock firearms such as the FN P90 and IWI Tavor are excluded)
This is why Canadian politics suck. Also, magazine capacity is limited to 5 rounds for semi-auto rifles. Any rifles with the ability to go full auto are prohibited, as well as any semi that was once full auto. The AR-15 and all associated rifles are in the restricted list, but I have to wait another 4 years before I'm eligible for that level of license. 


Also, I love Are we There yet. best. song. ever.
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teh-j0ey Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Personally, I'd go with an M14 rifle if I was given the option. Accurate, reliable, and absolutely deadly.
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BlackGryph0n Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
M14 is a good rifel. But believe me, after about 4 hours of drills or field work, your arms, back, and shoulders will be thanking you for picking up an M4!
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TheLordFanboy Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Out to fight red skull...
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88CountryCutie Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
where was this?
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ARCblooper Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
PEQ? Grip? More importantly, rail covers?
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BlackGryph0n Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Rifle works just fine without all that crap.
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:iconarcblooper:
ARCblooper Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
But... tacticool...
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:iconblackgryph0n:
BlackGryph0n Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Haha! You have me there! :P
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ARCblooper Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
I love target shooting. In Vietnam I fired an M16 and M60.
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Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
:thumbsup:
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00Pony Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Getting to shoot guns makes almost anything better! I've personally never shot an M4, the most military firearms I've used are an SKS, Galil and PS90 (all civilian versions), but I sure hope to someday!
Also, thanks a bunch for doing what you do for our America, my oldest brother is a 2nd Lieutenant in the USAF working in cyber operations, and is sorta a role model to me. I wish you safety and success in all that you do!
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PureZOOKS Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Do you have Cpls in the US Navy, or were you mixing with some of your fellow armed forces members?
Also, GET YOUR DAMN FINGER AWAY FROM THE TRIGGER. My sergeant would sit on me if he saw me do that while handling a rifle.
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BlackGryph0n Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
We were mixing for these drills.
Also, my finger is away from the trigger. The tip of my glove is black. (I think everyone freaks about trigger discipline. :P )
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PureZOOKS Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Oh yeah, I see.
I guess some go a little too far with strictness, but I'd rather have too strict than too slack for an IC.
Oh, good luck with your tour fella, tell us how it went when you get back, yeah?
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kingchddg90 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
that crap is heavy and hot go get some water
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LBFable Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
who's the guy in the blue digital camo?
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BlackGryph0n Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
IDK. Probably from another command. We usually have a choice between NWU's (blue didgies) and Coveralls while drilling. I choose coveralls because they are the cooler of the two uniforms.
Still sweat like a dog though...
Full flak gear in a long sleeved, long slaked blue suit outside mid day on the equator is murder! :faint:
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LBFable Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
heh, it doesn't sound like a pleasant way to spend your day XD
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BlackGryph0n Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
LOL!
Well, I get to shoot guns, so it's worth it! :P
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LBFable Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hot days are only worth it if they have guns, or swimming, OR BOTH! :D
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TsawlaEltuTsamsiyu Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
What branch are you in? I've always wondered, but never asked.
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BlackGryph0n Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
US Navy. :)
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TsawlaEltuTsamsiyu Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Cool! I'm going Army. I have to go to BCT on Tuesday. Don't know how excited or nervous I should be.
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BlackGryph0n Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
I't not so bad, just remember it's all a game and you will have fun! :D
Good luck! Soon, another military brony will join our ranks!
Semper Filly! :salute:
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TsawlaEltuTsamsiyu Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Semper Filly! That's awesome!
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ConkerFanSH2 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Ah, The M4... a 55.6x45mm assault rifle with a variety of customiz- oh, fuck it. It's a badass rifle, the end.
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BlackGryph0n Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
LOL! Nailed it!
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ConkerFanSH2 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
yep xD
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ch31nr34k5h0n Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
M4's are always fun to shoot.

Oh and by the way. Gryphons dont need M-203's. :D
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BlackGryph0n Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
M4's are fun, but the Navy is sure trying hard to convince me that they're not... :P
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ninja-0302 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Why would they try to convince you that they're not? I mean, the M4 is a pretty good rifle, specification-wise, and even then, what other gun would they want you to use? Hk416 is based off the AR15, same with the 417, and all the other weapons used by the Navy are probably more for the SEAL's XD. Do they want you to start using sub-machine guns?
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BlackGryph0n Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
I just mean that they can really make drilling suck, that's all. :P
Oh, and I did most of my drills when I was in the SEAL program, we still used the M4 pretty heavily.
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ninja-0302 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
I really wonder when the government is going to issue a new assault rifle. Sure, the M4 is great, but it's lacking in some of the technological advancement areas. I mean, look at the XM25. Air-burst 25mm grenade? Hell yeah! That project originally started out as a 20mm gun with air-burst capabilities, intended to be an advanced standard gun for regular troops. In all honesty, I think I would take that over an M4. But, of course, ammo and costs and stuff eventually canceled the project, but, my point is, the AR15 platform is getting a  bit old.
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LavaTalon73 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Wait, SEAL training? I didn't know you were training to be a SEAL at some point! BUD/S mustard been tough - and why you're able to do those one arm push-ups :). I know that it must have been crushing when you didn't make it, but at the same time, we would have seen a lot less of you online if you did.
BTW, is there some way to contact you via email? I have a school project that involves interviewing people who did something different, but most kids are doing homeless people or cancer patients - since we have lots of homeless shelter s and hospitals - while I decided to go above and beyond and interview those who have offered their life for the people. That doesn't just mean military - I even got a firefighter paramedic! But I would like you to answer a few questions.
If you don't want to or can't, that's okay, I just wanted to interview someone I admired. 
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Yupasama Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
I'm not fond at all of weapons

I hope you will get back in good health
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mlpGzillastarwarsfan Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Ah, I love the M4. I still have yet to try the M-203 however.
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FiM-Krow Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
pure badassness
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evilsqirrel Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
I am kinda wondering: you wouldn't happen to have any MLP themed ACU patches, would you?
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Meatabex Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha awesome! I hope you're doing well in Singapore! :D
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Fox-Hat Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Just another day in the life of the most interesting brony.
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BlackGryph0n Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
HAHA! I am far from the most interesting... But thanks! :D

P.S. Your signature is such an epic bucking win!!
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Fox-Hat Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Haha, well, good sir, i beg to differ :p and you're more than welcome.

P.S. Oh stop, you're flattering me.
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