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#4 - anonymous (07/05/2013) [-]
why the **** do they give our london gaurds l 85's they look stupid with their uniforms something like a lee enfeild or a l 85 with a wooden stock and outer would look way nicer heck mabe any kind of wooden style rifle would loog much better
User avatar #7 to #4 - RequieminMortis (07/05/2013) [-]
The Queen's Guard isn't just there for ceremony; they're legitimately guarding the Queen of England, nd they're doing so in the heart of the largest city in England. They're carrying L85s instead of Enfields because a modern automatic, select-fire rifle with a 30-round magazine, the ability to accept various accessories that fires a smaller round is better for their role than a ten-round, bolt-action rifle that's been outdated for decades and fires a round that's got too much firepower for the kind of situations they'd need to use it in (there's a reason assault rifles fire smaller cartridges than the battle rifles of old).
User avatar #34 to #7 - kremmen (07/06/2013) [-]
Looks like a MK II SA80 to me. With SUSAT. In fact, when I say looks like, I mean. Ii is an SA80 with SUSAT. 30 round mag 5.56mm. I'm in the UK armed forces. It's what we use. Although for many ceremonial occasions the mag is empty apart from a penny in the top spring so its sounds better when presenting, shouldering and presenting arms where you slap the rifle butt. Lol butt.
User avatar #21 to #7 - selbs (07/06/2013) [-]
i didnt think that their rifles were loaded (i even looked it up on google and it said they werent) , although there are armed police that act as the queens body guards that you'll find at all the gates at buckingham palace and windsor castle
#27 to #21 - anonymous (07/06/2013) [-]
The guns didn't used to be loaded, but they have been since 1996-ish.

Anyways, it's sorta like the Swiss Guard in the Vatican, they're uniforms are ceremony, the people beneath them however, are far from that.

Besides, they've all got bullet-proof vests on underneath the coat.
User avatar #35 to #27 - kremmen (07/06/2013) [-]
No, no they don't wear body armour under that uniform. It's too bulky. Sorry.
User avatar #8 to #7 - sanguinesolitude (07/05/2013) [-]
**** goes down those hats are coming off immediately. possibly followed by the coats if tactically relevant.
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