Darwinism Nominee? **vid*


April 28, 2007, 03:01 PM

hm....maybe he thinks that makes everything realistic?

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April 28, 2007, 03:04 PM
I am really hoping those are blanks.. Not that shooting blanks like that is safe, but WOW ..

April 28, 2007, 03:11 PM

April 28, 2007, 03:25 PM
Well, I remember crawling under machine gun fire during some training... Granted, it was set up so that it couldn't depress enough, but it was still interesting...

April 28, 2007, 03:26 PM
They aren't blanks. You can see the bullets hitting the dust. What an idiot.

April 28, 2007, 03:32 PM

April 28, 2007, 03:33 PM
I don't think those are blanks, but then again I've never met a soft South African.

April 28, 2007, 03:38 PM
I've never met a soft South African
They've all been soft enough to die when hit with a bullet heh

April 28, 2007, 03:49 PM
Must be typical of South African training. I have seen film of the SA police "Swat" teams training, and they do live fire with trainees too. I have to say that it puts a high level of stress on the trainee, and that is an effective training environment. Could be dangerous of course, but one has to balance danger against the effectiveness of the training.

April 28, 2007, 03:53 PM
yeah.,...that doesn't seem safe at all

April 28, 2007, 04:00 PM
Looks like B******t to me. There are sadists and nuts everywhere, but this farce resembles no SA training I have ever seen.

April 28, 2007, 04:17 PM
...and he never talked back to his Sgt again. :D

April 28, 2007, 04:41 PM
Not to sure that I am a fan of such training, but one of the biggest knocks on most training programs is that is is difficult in a "safe" training scenerio, to get the adrenalin dump, physical exhaustion, etc that will happen when its for real. Looks to me that this would definitely give you a much closer proximation to the feelings of combat. If you can "perform" under this stress then I expect you can "perform" when it is real.

April 28, 2007, 04:51 PM
Soldiering ain't meant to be safe

With training like this that recruit will be whole lot less likely to crack when there is real danger and not just a scary looking video being made of him

Winter Borne
April 28, 2007, 05:05 PM
Ditto Joab! Train like you plan on fighting. The harder you make itin practice, the easier it will be for real.


April 28, 2007, 05:10 PM
The more sprains and scrapes you get in training, the fewer compound fractures and sucking chest wounds you get on the battlefield.

Pain builds character.

More, drill sergeant, more!

April 28, 2007, 05:51 PM
Thats pretty intense training. I'm not sure I would like it, but I bet it's effective.

April 28, 2007, 05:57 PM
you know... it is dangerous and all..... but after I watched it 2 or 3 times, it all really started making sense exactly why the trainer/sgt was doing what he was doing.

I wouldn't want to be in there...... but you can tell that the area is designed for exactly what is being done, live fire and all.

He wasn't just being unsafe and going nuts.... it was obviously planned.... and you could see he intentionally angled his gun away from the trainee when firing so that the stress would be there, but the bullets would lodge into the soft sand-bag walls.

April 28, 2007, 07:46 PM
Falls into the whole "make 'em bleed a little now, to keep them from bleedin a lot later" mentality.

April 28, 2007, 08:03 PM
Besides, for this to be a Darwin Award someone has to die...

April 28, 2007, 08:35 PM
.....wait 'til the NEXT video!:evil:

April 28, 2007, 09:17 PM
Intense training, but I think he's using blanks. The gas would kick up dust...and I'm fairly certain you'd see chunks of that hardpack flying if he was pumping 7.62s into it. Also, he seems to be actioning the slide several times as if the gun jammed...as blanks are apt to do from not having the juice to do it themselves. I could be wrong, but I don't think so in this case.

April 28, 2007, 10:09 PM
I'd vote for blanks too - what I also noticed at the very end that after all the yelling and pushing and tripping, he patted the guy's shoulder as in "good job".

Blue .45
April 28, 2007, 10:35 PM
Besides, for this to be a Darwin Award someone has to die...

Not necessarily. :D


April 29, 2007, 01:34 AM
That last one is 24 kt stupid.

Of course, if you think back a few years, there was this gal, Annie [something-or-other], who shot cigarettes from her husband's mouth. With a rifle.

But that fool with the pistol? The only guy stupider was the guy with the glass bottle on his head.

XD Fan
April 29, 2007, 01:44 AM
That is ridiculous! What idiots!

April 29, 2007, 02:06 AM
I'm not going to argue if it's real or not. But if they are true African soldiers I don't blame them for training like that. Africa is no joke. There are a lot of people out there that would like to kill other people for personal gain. If I was the trainer I would probably do something similar as well. I mean how do you train for 8 year olds with AK's ready to kill you?

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