Beware H & K. Forgive me. I had to,post this in jest.

Beware H & K. Forgive me. I had to,post this in jest.

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    Beware H & K. Forgive me. I had to,post this in jest.

    H&K has just referrred to Marines as “Crayon Eaters” insinuating that they are children who like to break things and who cannot understand words with more than six letters.

    OK H&K. If you were lucky you would only be toast, but when you take on Marines you take on Marines you get to be bread crumbs.

    Marines love your M27 rifle and will try to break it, but you know that, as the article states. But be careful because we follow the advice of General Mattis: “Be polite, be professional, and have a plan to kill everyone you meet”. Marines might even shoot crayons at you, if we do not break them all.

    So this stems from a tongue-in-cheek article at Military (dot) com. In reality the Corps loves the M27 and has newly designed its infantry tactics around the beast. Still Marines will try to break it.


    It’s clear, though, that Marines don't mind a bit of friendly abuse -- as long as they can train and fight with high-quality weapons.
    b read the article at:

    https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/...book-post.html

    Semper Fi. I want an M27.

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    Marines can understand words up to six letters? I thought it was five. That's what the Navy guys told me anyhow.

    Heck even we Air Force guys can understand seven- to eight-letter words, including some with hyphens in them, you know, like B-fifty-two.
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    You just can't tell him much.
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    My respect for the Marines is second to none. I went through AOCS, the only basic training school in the Navy with Marine DIs, highlighted in the movie, "An Officer and a Gentleman." I have known and worked with a lot of Marines, in uniform and out and I have always been impressed.

    But they do have a mindset. There was a story when I was was a Bombardier in A-6s, operating the TRAM system. The Navy fielded a laser target designator, that when a Marine pointed it at a ground target, the laser would register on the TRAM system in the A-6 and could be used to guide a bomb to the target. But the early ones looked like a huge camera with a long lens and it was heavy enough that the Marine carrying it would not also carry a rifle, only a sidearm.

    The Marines kept breaking the laser devices, even losing them, etc. Someone at the higher levels of the Corps knew what to do. They put a stock on the laser device and trained the users that this was their weapon. The problems cleared up.
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    Interesting that the M27 is a piston design, and not direct impingement. Wonder what the AR apologists make of that.

    What’s old is new. Like the BAR, the M27 feeds from box mags, instead of linked ammo in drums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    Interesting that the M27 is a piston design, and not direct impingement. Wonder what the AR apologists make of that.

    What’s old is new. Like the BAR, the M27 feeds from box mags, instead of linked ammo in drums.
    "Gas" and "piston" and "box" and "mags" could all be in a Marine's vocabulary (if we accept the letter count standard) while "disintegrating" (as in disintegrating link belt) and "impingement" have too many letters.
    Maybe they designed the weapon to accommodate the field manual that would have to go with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcp1810 View Post
    "Gas" and "piston" and "box" and "mags" could all be in a Marine's vocabulary (if we accept the letter count standard) while "disintegrating" (as in disintegrating link belt) and "impingement" have too many letters.
    Maybe they designed the weapon to accommodate the field manual that would have to go with it.
    Naw, Marines may not understand "Direct Impingement", but they do understand "DI".
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    Breaking News: the Commandant of the Marine Corps has exonerated all crayon eating Marines.

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    The H&K social media girl is an absolute hoot.

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    I don’t think I know a single Marine that doesn’t refer to Marines as crayon eaters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Havok View Post
    I don’t think I know a single Marine that doesn’t refer to Marines as crayon eaters.
    We refer to each other as many things. Most of which I would likely get a warning for if mentioned here. This crayon eater reference is new to me as of this year. We certainly never uttered such clean verbiage amongst each other. Especially when talking about each other. I think I prefer what I’d get warnings for.



    Also m27 is crap. You don’t suppress the enemy with 30 rd magazines. You do it with drums of ammo. You also don’t give that heavy volume of fire to a lightweight rifle...... the things they waste money on.
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    My USMC time was 45 years ago.

    Never heard the term "crayon eaters" until yesterday.

    We always went by "jarheads" back in the day. Army was doggies, Navy = squids and AF = airedales

    And I did hear USMC = Uncle Sam's Marijuana Club.

    But all you young 'uns probably have new jargon for each other in the current PC climate.
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    Uncle Sams Misguided Children=USMC. Misguided children because they eat their crayons. Come on people, it's not rocket science.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AzQkr View Post
    Uncle Sams Misguided Children=USMC. Misguided children because they eat their crayons. Come on people, it's not rocket science.
    OK, since this thread is devolving into Marine jokes, here goes:

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    • Marine Helicopters: Big Green Helicopter, Little Green Helicopter


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    • Army, Navy and Air Force Time: 1600 hours
    • Marine Time: Tuesday


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