Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by roval, Jun 18, 2022.
is it ever done in the military? to what end?
Being that most semi auto issues are operator error.......it makes some sense to understand the mechanical workings of a pistol.
also it’s a fun/interesting/ thingy to keep you engaged in whatever media you are consuming.
Some, this varies depending which military is being spoken of.
The "military end" is typically in building "group identity"--"we" can all do this thing (or some portion of it) and that makes "us" different from "not us."
There's some practical effect, too. If you trip and fall into a muddy trench in the dark (a lot easier to trip in the dark, too, especially into a creek, mud hole, or trench). So, while having any number of other distractions to keep your attention upon, you may need to wash crud out of a firing pin channel, or clear scum, vines, etc., out of bolt lugs, or some similar thing.
The ability to do this as "reflex" while under fires, or in the midst of hostiles, or not getting left behind your Squad or Section has value.
Now, how much value winds up being a thing that can be argued. And argued endlessly.
I still retain most of those skills.
I've never applied these abilities to firearms, though.
i would think you are more at risk of losing some of the parts as it may roll away or get lost in mud in the dark but i guess if you have no choice you have to do it.
I used to bet my Platoon Sergeant I could do it in under 5 minutes and if I did I got the day off.
Got a lot of days off that way.
Every so often for platoon training they'd have an M60, an M16 and an M1911 in pieces in a pile on a table and we had to separate the parts and reassemble them.
that's cool. is it just to build the utmost in familiarity then?
Under fire you have to at least try. The other option is to have a gun that for sure won't work.
I've never even considered doing a disassembly/reassembly without looking......so I tried it, and at least with my gun it's pretty easy just not real quick since your reinstalling the slide release by feel.
Probably. No one ever specifically said that. I always assumed they did it to jerk our chain
That way if I’m ever caught in a trap in the jungle I’ll have something to do while I wait.
When I bought it, I didn't have any ammo. Had scrounged up about $450 to specifically buy an SKS. I wanted nothing more in the world at that time. Guy named Wes sold it to me, showed me the works. We had a long conversation about life and all, one of those one of conversations you'll most certainly never forget. Sold it to me like a week before the pandemic began.
I remember watching them do M16 disassembly and reassembly with a pillow case over their heads.
Of course, I also watched them march off and straggle back, in full MOPP gear, combat loaded, on a reported 15 mile stroll on a 90 degree summer day.
Not blindfolded, but those Russian kids are definitely getting a different life experience than kids here.
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