U.S. Marines with Company A., 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment conduct live-fire Military Operations in Urban Terrain training at Range 230 for Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 1-20 on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, Oct. 23, 2019. (U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Timothy J. Lutz)
Despite what you may have seen floating around social media, the 2nd Marine Division is not begun involuntarily mobilizing Marines from the Individual Ready Reserve amid rising tension in the Middle East.
“America! Ahhhhh!” roars Chief Warrant Officer Christian Wade as he unloads with the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle — and not with any of that wimpy “pew, pew, pew” slow and steady squeeze stuff. The 2nd Marine Division gunner goes full auto in his latest fact or fiction video, before pausing to ask: “Is that really necessary?”
The 2nd Marine Division’s top firearms expert, Chief Warrant Officer Christian P. Wade, is back with yet another gun video — And this one’s all about pistols. Tired of all the hate dropped on the M9 Beretta, Wade’s latest edition of “Fact or Fiction” pits the battle-tested handgun against the Glock 19, which Wade says may soon begin making its way to Marines headed for Afghanistan.
Uncle Sam's Misguided Children are getting a new, reinforced pack frame, eventually, theoretically, perhaps! Which is good, because as 2nd Marine Division’s small-arms yogi, Chief Warrant Officer Christian P. Wade, quickly demonstrates in his newest Gunner Fact or Fiction video, you could bend the crap out of the old standard-issue pack frame with the lightest of efforts. (They also don't handle the cold very well, it turns out.) But how's the new gear hold up to Wade's punishment? Reader, I am so glad you asked.