future weapons bs

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  1. Carl N. Brown

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    Stuff like "future weapons" is one reason I am glad I am no longer on cable; Stuff like "Mail Call" is one reason I am sad I am no longer on cable.
     
  2. tasco 74

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    i'm with MRCLEAN on this one... all of the televisied weapon shows have alot of b s in em but they still entertain me.... a h3ll of lot more than TRADING SPACES:fire:...................
     
  3. chrlefxtrt

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    I have a feeling that he has to mention he was a SEAL often because it is scripted in and is "cool". I am willing to bet that many of the flubs are editing SNAFU's done by people that have little technical knowledge of weaponry. Since he is just a host of a show he probably doesn't have very much creative license.

    The whisper does drive me batty though. And there is atually some pretty cool stuff. My favorite is the stuffed cat that slips over your weapon that the Israeli's came up with.
     
  4. akodo

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    I don't have cable, and have only seen this show via segments posted on youtube. Can anyone recall what weapon he was showing/testing for the episode on which this mistake occured?
     
  5. 1911 guy

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    I don't like it. His voice is annoying and I've seen him make blunders in his little demonstrations that are lethal in the real world. Quit watching about a year ago.
     
  6. serrano

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    What?
     
  7. Cosmoline

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    I don't like Future Weapons much, but OTOH I think folks have a VERY warped idea of what "operators" and special forces actually do. Weapons are just tools for the job, and these guys won't necessarily know much about them beyond what they need to know. Anymore than a master carpenter will be able to tell you the history of various hammer designs.
     
  8. RobertFBurnett

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    ^ Good take Cosmoline, also ever see a master chef's T.V. outtakes? The best of them can mess up a recipe for Rice Crispy Treats on air.

    A BIG +1 for the Gunny! I was shocked, Shocked to see him qualify USMC expert marksman with a M14 a few years back, not that I doubted he could, but I'm sure some young recruits had some bruised egos.

    And He's so genuine to the troops of any branch he gets to spend time with, He loves and respects them all.

    Also the way He acts coy about wanting some trigger time with the "quad-.50s" ..."Well, since you offered".... ;)

    RFB

    P.S. "YOU DON'T NEED ANOTHER SANDWICH! Mail Call will be right back.
     
  9. 4v50 Gary

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    TV seems to feel a need to sensationalize things - which is one reason why I don't watch TV.
     
  10. shdwfx

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    In the KRISS SMG review, the "test" to demonstrate the "one shot one kill knock down power" of the .45 over the 9mm was ridiculous.
    A steel plate slowing falling over after a .45 pinging it at the top (better leverage) proves what, exactly?
     
  11. Acheron

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    Most of the 'future weapons' they have on that show aren't even futuristic at all. Both the Milkor MGL and the AA-12 have been around since the late 1970s. Neither of them use anything that can be construed as 'futuristic' technology. What's so amazing about an autoloading shotgun? They've been around for decades!
     
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    I don't know if it was future weapons or not, but I saw one where a guy held up a .308, called it the 7.62x51(which was correct), and then said it was the round the AK-47 was chambered for. I just laughed...
     
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    Ermy would stomp his ass about 1/4 a second after the word "Sir" was uttered... "Dont you call me sir you maggot!!!! I work for a living!!!"
     
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    this gun.......will kill you dead........forever
     
  15. m1009

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    Ugh....can't stand that Mac!

    He just doesn't impress me at all! Hubby and I have caught just about all of the bs, mistakes, etc. I don't care if he doesn't have editing license, he should be able to correct a mistake! And the whispering is too, too much. :barf:

    I nominate the Gunny! R. Lee Ermey! Mail Call rocks! :D
     
  16. .cheese.

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    too funny.
     
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    We call MACK Baldy the wonderSEAL in my house.
     
  18. 1KPerDay

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    My favorite one is where the AA-12 jams just in the part where he's talking about how reliable and maintenance free it is. The moron editors left the shot in.

    See about 4:00 here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4ebtj1jR7c

    I personally think the reason he talks so quiet is he feels his voice is too high to be manly... so he talks quiet and low.
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kjkcrjCvNQ

    He does the same thing with the 9mm MP5 vs the .45 KRISS also... shoots higher with the KRISS
     
  20. Lucky

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    That sounds hard to do, aren't they two separate skill levels?

    ...Guess the host isn't the only one who can make small mistakes in semi-obscure technical material.


    Where can we download Mail Call?
     
  21. Deanimator

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    I find the host annoying. In an earlier time, his delivery would have been described as "breathless".

    What we lost when we lost Ian Hogg....
     
  22. PTK

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    Let's at least admit one thing: ANY of us would happily act however the producers wanted us to if we got paid to play with guns all day as a job for TV.

    Too true. That man wrote many of the best technical references on firearms available. The only ones better are N.R. Parker and Alan Paulson.
     
  23. MechAg94

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    The coolest weapon I remember them covering was a mobile heavy mortar system that was either self propelled or towed. It looked pretty cool anyway.

    I can get around the guy's overacting. I figure it is part of trying to get a greater audience and keep the show on the air.

    I do agree that the MythBuster guys enjoy the guns/explosives episodes a whole lot. The episode they did cutting a tree in two they seemed to have a lot of fun.
     
  24. cbsbyte

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    The show is nothing more than a paid INFO commercial for weapon manufactures to hawk their wares in the largest market for military hardware. Once you see it for what it is, then it is easier to watch. Personally, I don't watch the show because the guy really bugs me with is over the top language.
     
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