Yemeni Target Practice


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Creeping Incrementalism
August 8, 2006, 12:26 PM
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/photography/yemen/graphics/yemen8.jpg

Official caption, from U.S. News: "A training exercise by Yemen's elite Counterterrorism Unit."

My caption: "Abdul, the front sight is supposed to go between the posts on the rear sight!"



Related links: http://www.usnews.com/usnews/photography/yemen/yemen8.htm
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/articles/060313/13yemen.htm

The article also makes a comment about Yemen having a "gun culture", with 60 million firearms for only 20 million people. I don't now if I'd call it "culture", since that word connotes a sense of refinement.

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HankB
August 8, 2006, 01:29 PM
"Achmed, you son of a camel, I told you to hold the target steady! How can I hit it when it shakes like that!"

Vitamin G
August 8, 2006, 01:34 PM
"Hey, i'm not going to shoot the innocent revolutionary target! Put the Israeli target back up!"

Wes Janson
August 8, 2006, 11:41 PM
That was a nice shot between the eyes, though. Too bad it only took three mags to get it.

4v50 Gary
August 8, 2006, 11:51 PM
"With a help of a sharp pencil, anyone can get a bullseye."

monsternav
August 9, 2006, 12:25 AM
:) Shot spotters have kept more than one Marine from going unq.

Not that I would ever do such a thing.

grimjaw
August 9, 2006, 02:06 AM
"That's good, Abdul! None of us will mistake that for a terrorist, since we normally dress as civilians and blend in with the population!"

jmm

Creeping Incrementalism
August 9, 2006, 02:48 PM
Shot spotters have kept more than one Marine from going unq.

Not that I would ever do such a thing.

David Hackworth in About Face talked about the "M1 pencil". I guess it isn't so easy now, using 22 caliber bullets?

armoredman
August 9, 2006, 02:52 PM
What's funny, is we use the exact same target to qualify with at DOC. I have never had anyone on our range miss that badly, though...

Crosshair
August 13, 2006, 05:14 AM
My guess is that there was some wind and/or someone played with the front sight too much.

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