What suprises me the most is how many people are laughing during these video's. The first one is unbelievable.
why do guys always hand some huge hand cannon to a skinny lil girl who has probably never shot a gun before in her life?
Agree with both you guys, and doubt the "laughing" groups going to get a lot of support on our site. Lets start with the Iraqi death.. yep bet money thats what happened.. There's another vid on this one that posted little over a year ago.. shows the whole tape.. on the post (pkato maybe) it says it's an Iraq wedding.. seems like there was quite a few of us that felt the bullet trajectory would have been hard to survive.. So nothing funny there.. the rest of them were just one wet palmed shot after another, think i saw two where the piece was safe after the "event"..
Questions, at 52, and bout 120 in to the vid.. at 50 or so we see a range master and shooter.. i couldn't hear what was said, and miss the mistake.. at the 120 mark the guys walking back towards the camera and has his AD.. missed this, looked REAL close to the cam operator.. miss or what..
The brother in the class room.. Little life lesson in humility that im betting was expensive to learn.. Least he did the right thing IMEDIATLY afterwords..
War story time..had the same thing happen during a DART drill (designated armed response team) working swings, came in to relieve day shift to find the following.. Day shift Sgt was doing his DART drill with one of the units 870's.. We had color coded rounds.. only used three.. 71/2 bird, 00, or a full sized snap cap that was used for load/unload drill .. besides the markings on the box, there were two fail safes built in to the procedure.. one was that only the training round was kept at the Unit, the other was the color code thing.. course they all had printing on the rounds as well.. "somehow" live rounds had wound up at the Unit.. (found out later this was done to short'n the time needed to get live rounds from the Complex armory..) "somehow" Sarg grabbed these live rounds, and either didn't know, or check the color code. The only thing funny was that during his "demonstration" in the units briefing room he drew a bead on one of those PSA posters.. you guys have all seen them in work places.. Safety starts and stops here.. that sorta thing.. anyway (you can't make this shit up, and you guys know me.. this is gospel) he drew a bead on one of these and in the middle of the "safety" poster had the full impact of 71/2 shot and wad.. Goes with out saying the first thing he did was take down his "target" and put a clean poster up in its place..
nice story greg.people forget that guns are dangerous,we make mistakes we are human but a little mistake with a gun could be a big mess injury or death property damage...my brother told me a story of stupidity from his army days in korea.they were doing a live fire exorcise training with s.korean personnel i think i remember the guy wasn't american,anyway they were practicing clearing hallways and "stacking" maneuvering corners etc,they had come around a corner or something,and were told to "stack left" as they all moved to the left wall the guy behind him(not american) wasn't practicing good muzzle awareness and it went right up inside my brothers helmet!yikes.......needless to say he wasn't overly happy about that.
Can't even imagine.. had that involuntary quiver.. yikes indeed.. makes me think of that thread on AD's some time ago, We were all admitting our screw ups.. I was always told that an AD was a matter of time not if.. i didn't believe it till it happened to me.. won't go back over old ground but that thread has 8 maybe 12 cant remember different stories from us all have the same basic thought.. didn't think it could happen and thank God it didn't get worse..Who knows maybe that vid our this thread might be a good reminder..
Guessing your Brother didn't like Korea anymore than others.. My Squadron was given (this is a hoot) the armed forces expeditionary medial for Korea.. When the Pueblo was captured..(late 67 early 68) we were in the PI.. the pentagon played all their cards on a mass demonstration of air power.. Guess the theory was that the N Koreans would see about a thousand radar blips coming at them from all over SE Asia and the west coast.. at the same time "state" gave them an ultimatum to release the Pueblo.. Least thats what we were told when they lined us up in dress whites and presented medals and ribbons.. Guess who blinked on that one.. So we were all given an award.. as i remember it only bout half of our 10 planes took part in this "exercise", and they were of course turned around before they entered NK airspace..
Always Dangerous game