Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Isn't it time for "Cans" to go Marine Corps wide

Lance Cpl. Chase Gindin provides security for his unit before relocating to an alternate extraction point June 4 during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-19 in the Whiskey 4 Training Area, Rodriguez Live Fire Complex, Republic of Korea. During this portion of the exercise scout snipers simulated a mission involving a lost Marine. This exercise allows the battalion to maintain readiness and build the mutual strength and friendship between the ROK Marine Corps and U.S. Marine Corps. Gindin, from Palm Coast, Florida, is a scout sniper with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine photo by Lance Cpl. Robert Williams Jr./Released)

The above photo showed up in my news feed and unless I'm mistaken that devil dog has a suppressor on his rifle.


But isn't it time for all USMC Infantry to start using them?  The benefit?  Besides flash, the other quick and dirty way of determining where fire is coming from is by noise....removing an identifier for enemy forces is always a win.  IF we make maneuver a solid part of the way that we employ our ground forces then reducing noise signature is going to become even more important.

I think the time has come.  If I recall correctly there was a movement to do just that but I don't know what happened.  This revival is (if it is a revival) welcomed!

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