TYR Tactical

M14s Are Still in Service

SGT James Matychowiak, a squad designated marksman for 2nd Platoon, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment carefully scans his sector for any threats at Azikzai police station July 9, 2012, in Central Azikzai, a village cluster in Zharay district of Kandahar, Afghanistan. Matychowiak helped build the sniper hide used to observe the enemy from a safe location.
Image – SPC Tyler Meister

3 Responses to “M14s Are Still in Service”

  1. mike says:

    Don’t tell /k/, they’ll freak out and tell you M14s and M1As are worthless and out-dated rifles with heavy ammo and have no place in modern warfare.

  2. Sean says:

    Great weapon system. I always felt better with one of those were behind me…pretty sure that is the EBR model.

  3. Weaver says:

    I had one in Iraq in 07-08 – nearly identical to the one above, with Leupold scope, Sage EBR stock, and a nice coat of dust.

    The only thing I could not get was decent ammunition – what is the point of issuing a decently-accurate gun, a good scope – and forcing Soldiers to use delinked MG ammo? When are we going to learn that some things require the good stuff?

    For that matter, when are we going to improve the basic accuracy of 5.56mm ammo? The current standard is sub-standard.