Western Accord 2012

Combined U.S. and African forces move to clear a building during urban combat techniques training July 13, 2012, in Thiès, Senegal. Western Accord is a U.S. Africa Command-sponsored, Marine Forces Africa-led multilateral field exercise and humanitarian mission in Senegal designed to increase interoperability between the United States and several West African partner nations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jessica DeRose/Released)

Combined U.S. and African forces move to clear a building during urban combat techniques training July 13, 2012, in Thiès, Senegal. Western Accord is a U.S. Africa Command-sponsored, Marine Forces Africa-led multilateral field exercise and humanitarian mission in Senegal designed to increase interoperability between the United States and several West African partner nations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jessica DeRose/Released)

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  1. Those black rifles look like M-16A1s, but they also appear to have round hand guards like the ones on A2s, not the triangular ones used on A1s. Any ideas?

  2. They’re A1s if the selector switch can point to “auto” instead of “burst” like the A2s. I can’t resolve the pic that closely though.

    And hey could be both. Why not pop A2 handguards (ribbed, for your pleasure) onto an A1 barrel?

    Aside from that, look at their faces. It sure looks like these guys give a sh!t.

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