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    Possible S.A.S. photographed in Manchester Anti terror raid

    Looks to me like a Diemaco or type of M4 ?

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    Re: Possible S.A.S. photographed in Manchester Anti terror raid

    Not sure if it is too soon to start looking at their gear on a hobby forum - possibly disrespectful? What do others think?

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    Re: Possible S.A.S. photographed in Manchester Anti terror raid

    Why would that be disrespectful?
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    Re: Possible S.A.S. photographed in Manchester Anti terror raid

    Not in the least disrespectful. If anything it pays honor to the men and women serving in our military and law enforcement services who are the ones who stand up and actually fight and put down the human excrement and vermin that perpetrate such vile and heinous acts as on Tuesday night in Manchester. Time to stop the touch-feely, PC sensitivity and fight these cowards.

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    Definitely SAS - nice load out on him too. Whilst the actual event is sensitive, it's not disrespectful. We shared pics of the Belgian armed forces after that incident. It is as above, and a tribute to those keeping us safe
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    Re: Possible S.A.S. photographed in Manchester Anti terror raid

    Quote Originally Posted by aluffarb View Post
    Not in the least disrespectful. If anything it pays honor to the men and women serving in our military and law enforcement services who are the ones who stand up and actually fight and put down the human excrement and vermin that perpetrate such vile and heinous acts as on Tuesday night in Manchester. Time to stop the touch-feely, PC sensitivity and fight these cowards.
    He means disrespectful to the people that died, not the soldiers. As in people get blown up and the next day you're talking about how interesting the guns carried at the scene were.

    I'm not sure the post was disrespectful in the context of this board, though I sure as hell wouldn't bring up the topic standing next to the family of a victim.

    However, I would love to know how you think this post is helping "fight" terrorists. That is really interesting to me!

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    Re: Possible S.A.S. photographed in Manchester Anti terror raid

    I would guess that yes that is SAS, and, although my interests aren't in the area of western weaponry, that looks a lot like a Mk18 SOCOM rifle in that operator's hands.

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    Re: Possible S.A.S. photographed in Manchester Anti terror raid

    SAS. That is likely the Gen3 Colt Canada upper on the rifle.
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    Re: Possible S.A.S. photographed in Manchester Anti terror raid

    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingMan81 View Post
    Not sure if it is too soon to start looking at their gear on a hobby forum - possibly disrespectful? What do others think?
    I actually live in Manchester, and don't find this disrespectful – although related to the bombing, it's not directly referencing it I suppose.

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    Re: Possible S.A.S. photographed in Manchester Anti terror raid

    "that island of England breeds very valiant creatures".

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    Re: Possible S.A.S. photographed in Manchester Anti terror raid

    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingMan81 View Post
    Not sure if it is too soon to start looking at their gear on a hobby forum - possibly disrespectful? What do others think?
    First off, I have no problem with this thread. As someone mentioned already, similar threads have been posted in the past. Even if I were to be offended it would be minimally.

    I definitely see how it can be construed as disrespectful to the event/victims. I think everyone should recognize that and proceed on these types of threads carefully. There is more to honor and be mindful of in these events than just the military or law enforcement response.

    We all honor those who serve here obviously. No one is arguing that. So a thread like this would attempt to separate the incident from whatever tactical response occurs but I admit it is kind of bizarre at times especially when not that much time has passed.
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    Re: Possible S.A.S. photographed in Manchester Anti terror raid

    Nope, not disrespectful at all.
    This is a hobby forum after all and we all should be mature enough to separate subjects of discussion with regards to the recent tragedy in Manchester.

    The conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq and other places are still currently being fought, people are still dying and yet we regularly discuss the latest modern 1:6 figures and its 1:1 counterparts- this thread is no different.
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    Re: Possible S.A.S. photographed in Manchester Anti terror raid

    I agree with everyone above, posting images like this isn't disrespectful.

    This image & others are all over the media.

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    Re: Possible S.A.S. photographed in Manchester Anti terror raid

    Is it also possible he's SBS?
    They do perform many combined counter terrorism ops and they're often equipped with M4 carbine variants.

    One thing is for sure though- this commando is lightly loaded compared to U.S. police facing unarmed protesters...

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    Re: Possible S.A.S. photographed in Manchester Anti terror raid

    It's about "context".

    I don't believe the OP was "disrespectful" with the picture and question posted, but then again . . . some may post/say the "timing" was "lousy"?

    Who knows?

    Discretion is the better part of valor . . . not that most even know how to exercise discretion let alone comprehend the context, but I digress.
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    Re: Possible S.A.S. photographed in Manchester Anti terror raid

    I still recall a recent event that mirrored the core of this thread: The Russian invasion of Crimea

    A sovereign land was illegally annexed by the Russians, civilians and soldiers alike died in the fighting, but it didn't take long before we're all talking about Russian commandos/paras/ Spetsnaz and their gear loadouts in relation to the 1:6 hobby.

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    Re: Possible S.A.S. photographed in Manchester Anti terror raid

    Quote Originally Posted by SPEARHEAD View Post
    I still recall a recent event that mirrored the core of this thread: The Russian invasion of Crimea

    A sovereign land was illegally annexed by the Russians, civilians and soldiers alike died in the fighting, but it didn't take long before we're all talking about Russian commandos/paras/ Spetsnaz and their gear loadouts in relation to the 1:6 hobby.
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    True that.

    Again, it's about "context"; however, "timing" tends to be lousy I guess.
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    Re: Possible S.A.S. photographed in Manchester Anti terror raid

    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaForceChung View Post
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    "timing" tends to be lousy I guess.
    So it goes with anything that is news-related/topical. As long as the discussion isn't about the political elements I can't see it being a problem.
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    Re: Possible S.A.S. photographed in Manchester Anti terror raid

    Dont see it as poor taste in this context.
    I wonder if their could be an argument that some shots showing current soldiers and/or their kit loadout could compromise their safety or missions in any way?
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    Re: Possible S.A.S. photographed in Manchester Anti terror raid

    Quote Originally Posted by bluepantfan View Post
    Dont see it as poor taste in this context.
    I wonder if their could be an argument that some shots showing current soldiers and/or their kit loadout could compromise their safety or missions in any way?
    good point well made there mate.
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