From: email@example.com (John Bercovitz)
Subject: Re: 3-round bursts (was: Re: Glock's spring guide)
Organization: Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com (Doug Gwyn) writes:
#In article <firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com (Mickey Boyd) writes:
##In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com (JOHN R TYNER) writes:
###What's the point in throwing your 2nd and subsequent rounds into the air?
##The idea is to have a high enough cyclic rate so as to fire off the rounds
##before the recoil pushes your arm up (too far).
#But only the first round will be "aimed fire".
#I agree that there is no point in the full-auto fire except perhaps for
#"suppressing fire". My experience with full auto is limited to M16A1,
#with which I could reliable hit man-sized objects at 300 yards, but in
#full-auto mode (kept to 3-round bursts) I was NEVER able to get hits on
#the second or third rounds in a full-auto series even at 50 yards. And
#the M16 has comparitively good recoil properties. In a handgun I would
#judge full-auto fire to be wasteful. You should AIM your shots!
This has been my experience with full auto guns also with one exception.
Have you ever tried the silenced H&K MP5? It really is like aiming a
high pressure water hose. It's completely controllable after one gets the
hang of it (and one does get the hang of it very quickly).
JHBercovitz@lbl.gov (John Bercovitz)