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Why did Gordon and Shughart use red dot sights, when sniping from a helicopter?

Master Sergeant Gordon (left below) and Sergeant First Class Shughart were originally sniping from helicopters. So why did they scope their M14 (on the left) and M4A1, respectively, with red dot ...
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Why didn't the Army Rangers use scoped rifles?

I refer not to weapons that usually has default iron sights like the M249. I'm uncertain if the M16A4 could've been mounted with a forward scope in 1993. If yes, why didn't the Army Rangers scope ...
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How far from reality is 'Black Hawk Down' when a Delta sergeant carries an unsecured weapon during a barbecue?

In a scene from the film Black Hawk Down the soldiers are having a barbecue at the base, and while grabbing some salad a Delta operator is confronted by a Ranger about his "hot" weapon (safety off and ...
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Explain meaning of this quote in Black Hawk Down

Before the Battle of Mogadishu, during a dinner scene, Steele comes up to Hoot and asks him what's going on. Hoot replies: "Oh, just some aerial target practice, sir. Didn't want to leave it behind." ...