"Not me. It's the USAS-12, the M249, or the M16A4 when we get cleared to haul an M203 into the field. I prefer making a big impression when I pull the trigger." Says every Marine, ever. All Marines like their guns and especially the bigger guns with bigger the bang, not that Liam would ever voice his thoughts out loud, especially about Marines.
"I'm a NonCom, sir, I'm not trained to be inspirational. I assumed that was part of Officers Candidate School." Liam smiled, that isn't exactly true but maybe it is for Marines?
"Really? I did always take you as more of the drill sergeant, your inspirational in that respect." Liam said knowing that to be true. But Marines are all about discipline and obedience, they give an order and you follow it, no questions asked.
"M4 has been out competed repeatedly, the Army just keeps canceling the competitions before they finish out. I always found them unreliable, the magazines tinny and prone to jamming, etc. The Marine Raiders unit I was with got in the habit of rebuilding the things with better parts every time we got stuck with a batch." Liam couldn't argue against that but he never had a problem with the gun, but then again he never really used it much, being a Special Forces Officer you tend not be in the heat of things, that is what the enlisted guys are for. The Officers tend to stay in the back, Liam didn't always do that but he didn't use his gun as much as the others on his team.
"Good point." Was all Liam replied about that.
You missed a hullabaloo while you were gone. Everyone had been ordered to report for duty and all the snowflakes showed up with their 'pet' weapons. We had an Mk.18 CQBR, M4A5 SOPMOD, even a Katana. You can bet that was nixed pretty quick.
"I can imagine. I am really not that big of a weapons man or person, I don't fuss over the weapons we deal with. As long as it works and doesn't cost me the life of one of my team members or myself, I am a happy man." Liam said knowing that when he arrived back at work that he'd be briefed on anything eventful that happened.