When it was first introduced to soldiers during Vietnam, people trash talked the M16 without cease. Some bashed the fact that it didn’t fire .30 caliber rounds, while others found problems with its reliability in rainforest environments.

Regardless, the bugs were worked out in subsequent designs, and the M16 is currently the longest serving rifle in U.S. military history.

Patrick Sweeney and David Fortier step back into the early days of the M16 in this segment of Guns & Ammo TV.

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