Questions about experiences with M16, XM16E1, M16A1 and XM177E1

Discussion in 'Vietnam Memories Forum' started by Henrik, Feb 14, 2018 at 11:03 AM.

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    Henrik New Member

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    Greetings all Vets!

    My name is Henrik, a military history author from Sweden. I am currently writing an article about the development of the M16 and the war in Vietnam is a centerpiece in that story. More than that, you guys, who used the M16, XM16E1, M16A1 and XM177E1 are the real centerpiece of that story.

    If you are willing, please share with me the stories of experience from the firearms mentioned above, including the XM148 and the M203 grenade launcher. Good, bad, malfunctions, stuck cases, cleaning rods, cleaning kits sent from home, 30-round magazines, perfectly working M16A1s, seriously malfunctioning XM16E1s and all the events that you encountered in the field concerning these firearms.

    Anything you have is appreciated!

    Best regards, Henrik