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Darwinism Nominee? **vid*

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by boredelmo, Apr 28, 2007.

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  1. boredelmo

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  2. tnieto2004

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    I am really hoping those are blanks.. Not that shooting blanks like that is safe, but WOW ..
     
  3. helpless

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    Jeeeezus
     
  4. bogie

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    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...
     
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    They aren't blanks. You can see the bullets hitting the dust. What an idiot.
     
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    hardcore.
     
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    I don't think those are blanks, but then again I've never met a soft South African.
     
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    They've all been soft enough to die when hit with a bullet heh
     
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    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.
     
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    yeah.,...that doesn't seem safe at all
     
  11. DuncanSA

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    Looks like B******t to me. There are sadists and nuts everywhere, but this farce resembles no SA training I have ever seen.
     
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    ...and he never talked back to his Sgt again. :D
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    Ditto Joab! Train like you plan on fighting. The harder you make itin practice, the easier it will be for real.

    mk
     
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    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!
     
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    Thats pretty intense training. I'm not sure I would like it, but I bet it's effective.
     
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    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.
     
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    Falls into the whole "make 'em bleed a little now, to keep them from bleedin a lot later" mentality.
     
  20. Risasi

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    Besides, for this to be a Darwin Award someone has to die...
     
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    .....wait 'til the NEXT video!:evil:
     
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    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.
     
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    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".
     
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    Uhhh, yeah

    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.
     
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