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Poll Question: Which branch is the most badass
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Originally posted by Savage93fvss Savage93fvss wrote:


The Navy is ok just not hard, and something like the service should be hard. Boring



Can you verify this from information not coming from a recruiter.
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Susan, When a Marine volunteers for embassy duty, the first, the very first place the send you to is a "hardship duty station". a place like the Ivory Coast, Chad, Liberia or some other 3rd world nightmare where at any given time, and it has happened alot, the locals decide to attack the embassy because you are an American. Someplaces are very nice, like Spain and others, like Sierra Leone are a living hell.   Lot's of fun!!! Hiding behind sand bags while drugged up boys between the ages of 10 to 19 shoot at you because the blame you for their problems.  And you can't shoot back because it will become an international incident. Please keep in mind this is my experience in Liberia in 1990-91 (operation Sharp Edge) as a Marine providing support for those Marines in the American embassy. U.S.M.C.

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Originally posted by Skillet42565 Skillet42565 wrote:

ARMY gets the best toys.


Definitely some truth to that. The army have all got M4s while the Marines are still mostly stuck with longer rifles with iron sights, for instance. Having to pick up a decent combat optic on your own dime is painful.
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Originally posted by bravecoward bravecoward wrote:

I'm actually in Delta Farce


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Originally posted by bravecoward bravecoward wrote:

I'm actually in Delta Force


We don't officially exist you know.


actually delta force does exist, its Delta Company of the 160th Special Forces Group. That's what they're referred to as
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Originally posted by GI JOES SON GI JOES SON wrote:

Originally posted by Reb Cpl Reb Cpl wrote:

Originally posted by bravecoward bravecoward wrote:

I'm actually in Delta Force


We don't officially exist you know.


actually delta force does exist, its Delta Company of the 160th Special Forces Group. That's what they're referred to as


Thats what we want you to think.


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Originally posted by brihard brihard wrote:

Originally posted by Skillet42565 Skillet42565 wrote:

ARMY gets the best toys.


Definitely some truth to that. The army have all got M4s while the Marines are still mostly stuck with longer rifles with iron sights, for instance. Having to pick up a decent combat optic on your own dime is painful.

The A4's have decent optics. However it is always nice to have a set of iron sights lying around, just in case.


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Originally posted by Reb Cpl Reb Cpl wrote:


Originally posted by GI JOES SON GI JOES SON wrote:


Originally posted by Reb Cpl Reb Cpl wrote:


Originally posted by bravecoward bravecoward wrote:

I'm actually in Delta Force
We don't officially exist you know.
actually delta force does exist, its Delta Company of the 160th Special Forces Group. That's what they're referred to as
Thats what we want you to think.

Wrong Noobs they are known as "The Delta Force"


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Originally posted by Snake6. Snake6. wrote:

Originally posted by brihard brihard wrote:

Originally posted by Skillet42565 Skillet42565 wrote:

ARMY gets the best toys.


Definitely some truth to that. The army have all got M4s while the Marines are still mostly stuck with longer rifles with iron sights, for instance. Having to pick up a decent combat optic on your own dime is painful.

The A4's have decent optics. However it is always nice to have a set of iron sights lying around, just in case.



I'm looking at picking up either an EOTech or Aimpoint right now, plus perhaps a 3x magnifier. I'll have a flip-up iron sight for backup, of course.

I'm not a fan of fixed magnified optics as your sole sight option... Give me a variable magnification sight, or a flip-to-side magnification on one of the aforementioned reflex sights any day. Trouble is an EOTech with magnifier and mount is $1100. Then again, you get what you pay for.

The sight we have has fantastic optics, but it's not a good mount, and most combat now happens within 100m anyway. I prefer fast target acquisition at close range as my default... I wish our forces would buy more EOTechs, dammit. As it stands, the chances of my platoon getting any are slim.
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The A4's have decent optics. However it is always nice to have a set of iron sights lying around, just in case.

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Trijicon-acog. great optic but too much $$$$$

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Originally posted by Ceesman762 Ceesman762 wrote:

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The A4's have decent optics. However it is always nice to have a set of iron sights lying around, just in case.

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Trijicon-acog. great optic but too much $$$$$

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I didn't realize the Marines had picked up the ACOG. That's a fantastic optic, although it's still magnified. Then again, you can get the Dr. Optic reflex sight to mount on top of it.
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All A4's are issued with both ACOG's and Iron Sights. I dont know aobut you but when I am clearing rooms or what not I am not really looking down my sights...

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Room clearing is ugly business. It's definately a snap shooting enviroment.

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Originally posted by Ceesman762 Ceesman762 wrote:

Room clearing is ugly business. It's definately a snap shooting enviroment.






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Marines is definitely the most "badass".  However, if I were to join the armed forces, I would better serve the country in a room with paper and a calculator rather than out in the field, so it would probably be USAF.
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