Early into the war the M-16 rifle had a reputation for jamming easily. That problem had largely been solved but not on the CAR 15. Its proper nomenclature was XM 177, Submachine gun, Commando. It was really neat looking. It was like an M-16 but with a short barrel and a telescoping stock. I later got one when I was recon platoon leader. I kept it for a week or so. One day I decided to test fire it and it would jam every three or four rounds. I sent it to the rear and asked the armorer to send me out an M-16.
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