What is a Rubber Duck?

Introduction In the United States military, a rubber duck, “rubber ducky”, “Blue Gun”, or “Red Gun” is a non-functional training weapon that is fully or partially made of rubber or plastic. They are usually M16 rifles and are commonly used in basic training. Refer to Military Dummy. Purpose Trainees are issued rubber ducks to add… Read More


An Overview of the M16 Assault Rifle

Introduction The M16 rifle (officially designated Rifle, Calibre 5.56 mm, M16) is a family of military rifles adapted from the ArmaLite AR-15 rifle for the United States military. The original M16 rifle was a 5.56×45mm automatic rifle with a 20-round magazine. In 1964, the M16 entered US military service and the following year was deployed… Read More