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April 19, 2012

Green Berets Rock the Mini-Gun in Afghanistan

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is an eight year Army Special Operations veteran who served as a Sniper and Team Leader in 3rd Ranger Battalion and as a Senior Weapons Sergeant on a Military Free Fall team in 5th Special Forces Group. Having left the military in 2010, he graduated from Columbia with a BA in political science. Murphy is the author of Reflexive Fire, Target Deck, Direct Action, and numerous non-fiction articles about Weapons, Tactics, Special Operations, Terrorism, and Counter-Terrorism. He has appeared in documentaries, national television, and syndicated radio.

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  • Allwet

    That sure makes a purty little noise ;)!

  • katgirl231

     @Riceball p.s. I have this urge to write to Dillon and put a bug in their ear about prototyping a minigun in .416 Barrett :)

  • katgirl231

     @Riceball I finally got a chance to shoot some real-honest-to-gosh selectable fire subguns and carbine at a vendor stand last year.  I got to try out an MP-5, a KRISS, a Thompson and an M-16.  I am going to pat myself on the back because there was a little pressure since my current instructor was on security detail there and was watching me from some feet away.  My training generalized perfectly and I was able to fire good accurate bursts with everything and center punching all the tgts - Whoo Hoo!  You know what?  Although the KRISS has a much higher cyclic rate and that special bolt, the Thompson was just as easy and I loved it!  Riceball et al - thought this would tickle you (I get it all the time) from a USMC friend on a semi-underground precision long range page:

  • Brent Okuley

    Favorite movie and favorite scene of all time. 

  • lightfighter

    As fun to watch as these video's are, it bums me out that we never learn about the number of EKIAs