That isn’t an M16


This will be the last M14 pic I post for a while. They’re turning up all over the place. This is a soldier with the 501st PIR in Afghanistan, the same unit I posted an M14 pic of last time. I suspect that the M14 may be even more common in Afghanistan than it is in Iraq, since there are fewer urban settings and the greater range and stopping power of the 7.62 round is even more valuable than in Iraq.

The pic is from Army Times Frontline Photos. Be sure to check out the April 15th set for a number of pictures of weapons caches found and destroyed in Fallujah.