We started off with twenty rounders and black followers. The military wanted a thirty round magazine, and they engineered one that worked pretty flawlessly without creating problems for the other two parts of the system (black follower). When we adopted the M16A2 and M885, we updated the magazines to the work well with the new platform (green follower). This combination worked without a lot of complaints from 1985 until the 2003 invasion of Iraq. In that conflict, we found that environmental conditions were causing the follower to tilt inside the magazine and which created a feeding issue. We created the anti-tilt follower which worked flawlessly (blue follower). This only lasted a few years, however, because we switched the ammunition from M855 to M855A1. The new round smashed into the upper receiver causing damage to the aluminum portion of the feed ramp. We had to engineer the tan Enhanced Performance Magazine to angle the M855A1 upwards to prevent this damage (tan follower).
Rapone’s no mere troll. He’s a real socialist, who believes American society should be radically reconceived to make citizens more equal. He’s written passionately about “white supremacist iconography” and “profoundly racist culture” at West Point, which he shares as an alma mater with most of the Confederate army’s officer ranks. But it is his alma mater nonetheless. While he renounces private property ownership as the United States practices it, he owns a little piece of the Great Chain and the Point, and its history is now a part of him. He didn’t destroy USMA; he joined it, and seeks to change America from within. As much as he can, as a serving Army infantry officer, anyway. “Symbolic victories are important,” he writes . For all the radical flair, you could imagine him agreeing with the guarded patriotism of that old classical British conservative, Edmund Burke: “To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely.” [ Task and Purpose ]