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Great action pic, Surfguy, got any more?

By the way, we also had people preferring captured weapons because they were ‘sexier’, I think. This included US Thompsons and German Schmeizers and Lugers, I seem to remember. Usually only allowed for NCOs and officers.
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Heres a Kolweizi pic showing a Legionnaire using captured a FAL , probably preffered it to a MAT 49 .

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I was glad I had a mat-49 that first day. it did it’s job! Thick brush/ elephant grass on that DZ. we were able to clear the area and hold our own. Later moving into town yes the fal 7.62 would of came in handy. Looking back it was not so much the weapons. it was our training and the surprise factor of the op that won the day.
 

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Mark Wake will be able to name more than a few of those gents I'm sure.
I’m terrible at remembering names unless they were from my own company snafu. But every one of those photos brings back memories! no one could ask for a better bunch of lads! it was a privilege to have served with them. No regrets!
 
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Let’s say I took a acog with me would I be able to keep it or would they not allow it? I understand that they provide a gun but I’ve watched a lot of combat videos of the legion and not all the rifles have scopes.
 

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Let’s say I took a acog with me would I be able to keep it or would they not allow it? I understand that they provide a gun but I’ve watched a lot of combat videos of the legion and not all the rifles have scopes.
I've no idea if they'd let you keep an ACOG at selection. But to me it would make sense to wait until you're at your regiment to have it shipped to you, if possible-- because you won't know, until you get to your regiment, what your assigned weapon will be.You could be issued a HK-416, in which case you're probably golden. But I'm not sure how practical mounting an ACOG on a FAMAS really is, and then there's the FN Minimi (essentially a SAW), the FN MAG (M240); even if the French have rails on the feed tray covers, mounting a standard ACOG on either is a bit silly. Not sure if they're still running AA-52's either, but forget mounting an ACOG on that thing.

That said, I'm a huge fan of the ACOG. I never qual'd higher than Sharpshooter with iron sights or a CCO, but never anything but Expert with an ACOG. The thing can turn a pretty lousy shot like me into, well, something other than a noisemaker.*

*I'm not like, Iraqi bad with a rifle, but I ain't Annie Oakley, either.
 
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I've no idea if they'd let you keep an ACOG at selection. But to me it would make sense to wait until you're at your regiment to have it shipped to you, if possible-- because you won't know, until you get to your regiment, what your assigned weapon will be.You could be issued a HK-416, in which case you're probably golden. But I'm not sure how practical mounting an ACOG on a FAMAS really is, and then there's the FN Minimi (essentially a SAW), the FN MAG (M240); even if the French have rails on the feed tray covers, mounting a standard ACOG on either is a bit silly. Not sure if they're still running AA-52's either, but forget mounting an ACOG on that thing.

That said, I'm a huge fan of the ACOG. I never qual'd higher than Sharpshooter with iron sights or a CCO, but never anything but Expert with an ACOG. The thing can turn a pretty lousy shot like me into, well, something other than a noisemaker.*

*I'm not like, Iraqi bad with a rifle, but I ain't Annie Oakley, either.
Good point crawdad, and yes the acog is the best option for anyone clear glass and bulletproof construction. But the problem is ITAR I’m not sure you can ship them overseas, I know you can travel with them but not positive about shipping I’ll have to look into that. It’s illegal to let a non citizen look through it, insane I know but that’s our government for ya.
 
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Good point crawdad, and yes the acog is the best option for anyone clear glass and bulletproof construction. But the problem is ITAR I’m not sure you can ship them overseas, I know you can travel with them but not positive about shipping I’ll have to look into that. It’s illegal to let a non citizen look through it, insane I know but that’s our government for ya.
Civilians can buy ACOG in the UK https://www.beechwoodsport.com/index.php/products/trijicon-optical-sights/acog/acog-89.html
 
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That’s good to know, I think it has to be regulated per trade. And that’s super expensive for that acog that’s a shame.
Shop around in the UK and you`ll get a better deal .
 
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