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    I know in past times soldiers were allowed to carry personally owned weapons in combat as well as issued, is this still the case for certain types of weapons?
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    From combat veteran friends - so this is clearly second-hand - the line between "allowed" versus "tolerated" is gets more blurry the closer you are to a live combat zone. "Don't ask/don't tell" applies to more than just sexual orientation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by INccwchris View Post
    I know in past times soldiers were allowed to carry personally owned weapons in combat as well as issued, is this still the case for certain types of weapons?
    Personal knives were OK, forget about a personally owned gun. There are some instances where it's allowed but they are very rare.

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    I have been in the current battle zones for almost 5 years now. Personal weapons are not tolerated period among the standard units or individual troops.

    Among Special Operations personnel I have been around there have been some off the shelf weapons carried and used, whether they were personally owned I don't know kinda doubt it though but it is possible. The last group I was with had several 1911's two of which were Kimber SIS models which may or may not have been purchased by the unit or the individual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by INccwchris View Post
    I know in past times soldiers were allowed to carry personally owned weapons in combat as well as issued, is this still the case for certain types of weapons?
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    From combat veteran friends - so this is clearly second-hand - the line between "allowed" versus "tolerated" is gets more blurry the closer you are to a live combat zone. "Don't ask/don't tell" applies to more than just sexual orientation.
    First-hand knowledge: General Order #1 prohibits use/posession of privately-owned firearms (this is all-inclusive to Iraq, Afghanistan, Phillipines, etc). There are weapons that SOF uses--but they are not privately-owned. No one has said "boo" about knives...and I have a few.
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    thanks for the info guys, be safe
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    Firstly, it is against Army regulations to carry a personally owned weapon in combat. However, that does not mean that it does not happen. I knew one person who jumped into Grenada with the 1st Ranger Btn back in the early 80’s. The barrel of his rifle was bent when he landed and made his weapon useless. The guy next to him handed him a .357 revolver that he quickly pulled out of the top of his ruck sack so that he would have something to use until he could “pick something up”

    Yes it does happen. Is it legal? That is another question.

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