If you can’t baffle them with brilliance, riddle them with bullets

Marines with Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, attack an objective during a live-fire range movement at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia Aug. 10, 2016. The Marines are part of Marine Rotational Force Darwin and are taking part in Exercise Koolendong 16. The range also included close air support, mortars, sniper over watch and the Combined Anti-Armored Team. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Anderson)

Marines with Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, attack an objective during a live-fire range movement at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia Aug. 10, 2016. The Marines are part of Marine Rotational Force Darwin and are taking part in Exercise Koolendong 16. The range also included close air support, mortars, sniper over watch and the Combined Anti-Armored Team. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Anderson)

This is just a great live-fire range shot. And yes, that is a M27 IAR with ACOG, bayonet and extended bipod. Dig that bag of 30 round mags. #GetSome.

The Heckler Koch (HK) M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle is a hopped up 416 piston gun that has been supplementing the M249 SAW (FN Mini-Mag) since 2010 in the hands of automatic riflemen within Infantry and Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalions at a rate of one per fire team. While select-fire (full auto, 850 rpm) it also makes a great DMR rifle as it is extremely accurate out to 800m with the new barrier blind 5.56mm round (M318 Mod 0 SOST cartridge).

Its a crowdpleaser as when full-up equipped it is just 9 pounds while a M249 goes 20+ and the FN gun doesn’t offer the same marksmanship ability.

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Let me introduce myself. I am a bit of a conflict junkie. I am fascinated by war and warfare, assassination, personal protection and weaponry ranging from spud guns and flame throwers to thermonuclear bombs and Soviet-trained Ebola monkeys. In short, if it’s violent or a tool to create violence it is kind of my thing. I have written a few thousand articles on the dry encyclopedia side for such websites as GUNS.com, Univesity of Guns, Outdoor Hub, History Times, Big Game Hunter, Glock Forum, Firearms Talk.com, and Combat Forums; as well as for print publications like England Expects, and Strike First Strike Fast. Several magazines such as Sea Classics, Military Historian and Collector, Mississippi Sportsman and Warship International have carried my pieces. Additionally I am on staff as a naval consultant and writer for Eye Spy Intelligence Magazine. Currently I am working on several book projects including an alternative history novel about the US-German War of 1916, and a biography of Southern gadfly and soldier of fortune Bennett Doty. My first novel, about the coming zombie apocalypse was released in 2012 by Necro Publications and can be found at Amazon.com as was the prequel, Chimera-44. I am currently working on book two of that series: "Pirates of the Zombie Coast." In my day job I am a contractor for the US federal government in what could best be described as the ‘Force Protection’ field. In this I am an NRA-certified firearms, and less-than-lethal combat instructor.

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