It would be nice to get the chance to see what it's like on auto, but Iâ€™m sure a certain bearded individual would definitely have more than a quiet word to say if I emptied a mag of 30 on auto on my next NAPWT.
can honestly state it is a peach on full auto, unintentionally tried it at bisley, on the fibua range.7 out of 10 at 100m - interesting.
Hi all, new to this site had a discussion the other day on this exact subject. The other night at my unit I was talking to one of the RN Officers about my intended Branch (Amphibious Warfare), and we got onto the subject of ship protection. As far as STUFT ships go, the idea is you have an AW Branch RNR Officer (usually with a Merchant Navy Deck Officer background), or an RFA Deck Officer in the case of an RFA ship, in charge with a number of GSSR. It may well sound like security guards or baby-sitting ships but the GSSR will have a very important job. As well as the obvious in a war zone, if you ever sail on a merchant ship going through the Malacca / Singapore Straits, along the North Africa Coast or many parts of the Gulf (which isnâ€™t beyond the realms of possibility!!!), you may find it gets a bit, wellâ€¦â€˜sportyâ€™ shall we say! Piracy is a massive, massive problem and most people laugh when you say that, as they donâ€™t believe it still exits! Many of my MN colleagues have had their ships boarded or attacked by pirates recently, and my last ship was approach too, take a look; http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/5146582.stm
with that in mind you can imagine the MoDâ€™s concern about shipping critical supplies on STUFT / merchant ships.