Small Arms Thread

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Re: Small Arms Thread

Postby ramana » 02 Jul 2019 21:30

I don't understand above. They want a Volkswagen to become a Jaguar in the field.

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Re: Small Arms Thread

Postby Gyan » 02 Jul 2019 22:44

OFB already manufacters 7.62*51 and 7.62*63 bolt action rifles. Deploying this skill set for 0.338 rifle is a one month job. But import .....

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Re: Small Arms Thread

Postby ramana » 02 Jul 2019 23:03

wig wrote:https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/army-to-modify-ak-47-to-counter-new-terror-tactics/795178.html

army to modify AK-47 to counter new terror tactic
excerpted from above
A process has been initiated for acquiring ‘weapon speciality kits’ that includes items like tactical flashlight, fiber reinforced pistol grip, swing swivel attachment, polymer rails, rubberised pistol fore front grip, cheek rest, pointing grip, extendable butt stock and side mount that can be attached to the rifle in the field as and when required



They want to burden the soldier with this extra filed modification kit while they do cordon and search operations? Did these folks see real combat in life or just sit in Delhi and order kits?
Basically convert a field rifle into a sniper rifle in the field.

Something is wrong!
The British bug is still infesting the Army.

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Re: Small Arms Thread

Postby Karan M » 02 Jul 2019 23:56

>>Basically convert a field rifle into a sniper rifle in the field.

These are kits for CQB - Close Quarter Battle. Mean the IA thinks urban combat etc is more and more possible. These will be helpful. I'd state for once the IA is ordering direct and useful kit for the soldier on a standardized basis. Otherwise plethora of kits, field mods in service with RR and Army formations.

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Re: Small Arms Thread

Postby rkhanna » 03 Jul 2019 12:42

ramana wrote:
wig wrote:https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/army-to-modify-ak-47-to-counter-new-terror-tactics/795178.html

army to modify AK-47 to counter new terror tactic
excerpted from above



They want to burden the soldier with this extra filed modification kit while they do cordon and search operations? Did these folks see real combat in life or just sit in Delhi and order kits?
Basically convert a field rifle into a sniper rifle in the field.

Something is wrong!
The British bug is still infesting the Army.


The FAB Industries Mod Kit + Holographic sites and other accessories have been a huge boon to RR and other COIN troops in theater. Heard alot off positive feedback from soldiers on the ground.

Pictures of some modded AKs - Look at last few posts in the below thread page

https://defenceforumindia.com/forum/threads/the-glorious-army-of-hind-the-indian-army-in-pictures.5245/page-110#post-1544204

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Re: Small Arms Thread

Postby Manish_P » 03 Jul 2019 14:13

When i first read the post i wondered how clamping add-on accessories equates to modifying (a term more used to mean deeper changes - changing the calibre, barrel length etc) would be a reflection of change in tactics.

The post from Karan M makes it slightly more clearer.. and at the same time a bit more ominous. Is the fear now that the terror will spill into the more urbanised Jammu district

Karan M wrote:Mean the IA thinks urban combat etc is more and more possible.


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