I want to find a woman — 7 Comments

  1. Jesus that’s depressing and funny and depressing again. Much like Eastenders then….

  2. The Uzi carbine has kinda’ of a slow rate of fire. Now a GE mini-gun of even an M245 Squad Automatic Weapon has a much better ROF. The mini-gun in particular is variable from 1200 to 1700 rounds per minute. Most of the sub-gun catagory weapons use a form of retarded blow back or in some cases they fire from an open bolt. Personally I would have chosen the 20 millimeter Vulcan Cannon as mounted in the A-10 Tank Killer airplane. Here we’re talking about 2500 to 3000 rounds per minute.
    Excuse me, what were we talking about?

  3. I’m very sorry but I’ve just entered pedantic mode and I just know I’m going to regret this tomorrow 🙁

    The Uzi is not a carbine. Never was, never will be. It is classed as a sub-machine gun, and also oboslete but nontheless lethal all the same. The average Irish person may recognise it as the weapon that a Garda carries during armed escorts. (As opposed to the Army who carry they Steyr AUG assault rifle).

    Interesting side note is that the Irish Army in keeping with doctrine with most other nations have abandoned the role of a sub-machine gun within its ranks.

    The round (bullet + cartridge) fired by the UZI is a NATO standard 9 x 19mm parabellum. This means that the cartridge itself is 19mm long and the actual bullet (The projectile itself) is 9mm at its widest point. This is also the same round that you see in most T.V. programs but obviously a few exceptions. It is also the standard size round for semi automatic pistols, and handguns.

    The standard NATO and U.S. rifle round is 5.56 x 45 round. This is the round used in almost every countries army. Ireland included, but probably most famously in the M-16 which is the standard U.S. Army service rifle. However this is also the same round used in the M-4 carbine that is almost instantly recognisable from any news broadcasts from Iraq.

    Like the afore mentioned 9mm the 5.56 x 45 has a bullet that is 5.56mm at it’s widest point with a cartridge that is 45mm long. In imperial measurements it would be almost identical to the .225in available in Ireland as a deer hunting round.

    From the above (I hope) you can envision the 9mm round as small and chubby but lethal and the 5.56 as small and svelte (but still lethal). But this all depends on the length of the barrel to some extent. But a smaller cartridge leads to lesser range due to a small amount of propellant. The rifle has a large charge of propellant coupled with a relatively small projectile leading to a very high velocity, therefore more damage to the target.

    The barrel ensures accuracy, ergo the longer the barrel when matched with the correct ammunition means more accuracy but within certain constraints.

    A carbine is a rifle that has been shortened for any a multitude of reasons, usually convienence. Typically a carbine is much less accurate than a rifle despite firing the same round as a result of a shorter barrel. In close quarters this is not an issue hence its prevelance in Iraq. Also it has most of the impact of a rifle but only at shorter distances.

    A pistol or Sub Machine Gun firing a 9mm round with have an effecitve distance of less than 200m. Unlike Hollywood, if you take aim at someone 100m away with a pistol chances are that you would not even hit them and depending on the pistol being fired, 50m could be considered lucky.

    A rifle is typically capable of being accurate between 300m to 600m if aimed and sighted correctly but general consensus is 300m. A carbine, being a short barrel rifle would be a effective to a range lower than that of a rifle but significantly more than a pistol or SMG.

    What is maybe interesting is that rate of fire for any single barreled weapon is the same regardless of the calibre. Else it would be impossible to control. Therefore most automatic weapons encompassing sub machine guns and rifles when fired on automatic will always typically fire at a cyclic rate of 400 – 800 rpm.

    Of course this is a moot point considering the magazine holding the ammunition will typically carry between 20 and 30 rounds or with a pistol between 9 and 15.

    OK. there ends small arms 101 and once again I apologise!

  4. Oh Bloody Hell!!

    Robert – meet Brianf
    Brianf – meet Robert

    I think you two have a lot in common.

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