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Old 23 Nov 16, 05:08
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Famas is over

sob,sob,sob....

My heart cries

We are now equiped by Germany !
Not that our industries weren't able to create a successor , but the financial demands asked to the competitors , ruined the chances of the french ones , and HK won.

I am amazed by the beautiful look of the weapon , like by its likeness to the US M4.


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Old 23 Nov 16, 05:41
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Yeah french weapons dropped once and never fired...
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Yeah french weapons dropped once and never fired...
Not you , please ....
Gimme a break 5 minutes with this over-used joke.
We're no more in 2003.
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I have a soft spot for French weapons. some are less than aesthetically pleasing but thats part of the charm.

my MAS 49/56 is actually quite a handy rifle, and much cheaper than any M14 or FAL battle rifle.
my MAS 36 is accurate and uncomplicated.
my only complaint of my MAB-D is the sights are hard to see. the Mle 1892 revolver is sturdy and reliable tho saddled with a cartridge that makes it more a badge of office than a serious sidearm.

my favorite is my Berthier Mle16/27 carbine. impressive ball of flame when you touch off that 8mm cartridge from such a short barrel. does a number on your shoulder as well...lol.

as to the Famas - unfortunately i never got to try either version but i always wanted to.
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Yeah french weapons dropped once and never fired...
In my time I have known guys in the FFL, French Marines and French Paras that you wouldnt say this to their faces, supposing of course you know what you are talking about.....but then again a lot of you guys have big mouths and small brains....

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So what will the French Army be replacing the FAMAS with?
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So what will the French Army be replacing the FAMAS with?
It's right in the OP--the H&K 416-- a piston version of the M4. Piston guns are slightly heavier, slightly more complicated, run a little cooler and aren't quite as accurate as the DGI system. PS--since it's H&K, it's overpriced, because they really, really like themselves...
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Not you , please ....
Gimme a break 5 minutes with this over-used joke.
We're no more in 2003.
And the Chau-chat which the Americans adopted instead of their own Lewis is mercifully long gone.
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Why are the French withdrawing the FAMAS?
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If memory serves me correctly French armed forces made much use of rifle grenades with the FAMAS assault rifle.

Will they do the same with their HK weapons, use under barrel grenade launcher's?
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totally stupid comment Bwaha. Stupid and not even historically correct.
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Meh.... A rifle is a rifle. Unless it's a p!$$ poor one, it really doesn't matter that much. Personally, I always have found the M16 uncomfortable and awkward to use. Didn't like the Steyer AUG either. Can't say about the French weapon.
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Weren't the French Special Forces and Paratroops already converting to the HK?

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