Re: M16 Revisited..... ( 1 )
Sorry--but the M16A1 that I carried in two tours of Vietnam did what it was supposed to do--kill and wound the guys I shot at.
The M16A3 and A4 were damn good weapons as is the carbine version being used today. I served from 68 to 98 and saw combat a couple times after Vietnam and the weapon did what it was intended.
The original weapon had problems based on a non-chrome bore and ammo that did not have enough power. Those problems were corrected and the weapon works fine.