I agree with you for back when we were in the Army, but modern day infantry units don't walk great distances.We used suppressors on our M21's when I was doing that sorta thing in the Army.
It worked for us.
That said , as a regular line Infantryman with all the other gear you a weighed down with and have to take care of , a extra bit may be a bit too much.
The extra pound or two may not sound like much while typing on your keyboard but during a forced road march or out in the field it can feel like a ton.
They seem like a good idea to me too. If the need to hoof it comes up they can always be tossed aside.Infantry units don't walk great distances anymore? .... Yikes!
Not sure I'm liking that at all.
What if your truck or APC breaks down? or if your bird can't make in?
( thanks for making me feel old LOL )
Tossing aside gear can aid the enemy ... that's never a good idea.
You mean like thisYou have any idea how much equipment we leave behind now? Talk to anyone who was in the latest sand box and it will make you see red. A few cans if ever left would be a joke compared to what we regularly give the bad guys these days.
You mean like this
U.S. Shoots Itself In the Foot By Accidentally Arming ISIS
Scrap Heap of War: Billions in equipment being left behind in Afghanistan
U.S.-supplied equipment abandoned by Iraqi troops in Ramadi
ISIS Captures Hundreds of US Vehicles and Tanks in Ramadi from Iraqis | Military.com
Our taxes working for us.When I was stationed at Fort Ord my LT would make us go out in the dunes and bury brand new tires for vehicles.
There reasoning was if we still had them in the motor pool then we wouldn't get our new allotment when it came out. I can't even tell you how many are buried out there. I always wanted to go back and see if I could find some of that stuff.
The noise of gunfire can create an artificial stimulus that gives the illusion of effectiveness, he said. When it's taken away, he explained, Marines pay more attention to their shooting and its effect on target.
Not to mention, having ex-military come back home with hearing intact...
Maybe can recover some weight by carrying less ammo, since the shooting is more effective. I realize "less ammo" is probably a dirty word...