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Questions about my upcoming military enrollment

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by MicroBalrog, Jul 24, 2003.

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  1. MicroBalrog

    MicroBalrog member

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    As you all already know, I'm supposed to be drafted into the Israeli Defence Force on the 17th of August. Due to my medical background, I can be only drafted into rear-line units, where I will literally be sent on leave every day (and sleep at home! Wow!). It is still likely that I will be issued an assault rifle of some form (supposedly, either an M16A1 or a Galil), which I will be supposed to carry on and off duty. Any advice on off-duty storage of the gun and ammunition?
     
  2. mormonsniper

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    If you are to carry your issued weapon on and off duty, I advise you to store the weapon within arms reach (over your shoulder) and store ammunition in magazines with one inserted into the magazine well.:neener:

    Obviously I am not familiar with your situation, however carrying a rifle around (all the time) sounds like a pain (until you need it). Maybe your medical facility has a weapons storage area for when you are working or if you are disabled for some reason, then you could locate your weapon in a place that allows easy access as well as security. Ammo should be close by and pre-loaded into magazines. Same rules apply to loaded magazines. Rotate them occasionally. Clean weapon very regularly as it will be out and about constantly, not in a relatively clean arms room. You might cover the muzzle with a latex finger cot or condom depending on conditions. Sorry, I just don't have enough background.
     
  3. MicroBalrog

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    Uhm, I might have not made it sufficiently clear: "Medical background" refers to my medical record (psychological examinations), not any knowledge of medicine.

    When off-duty I will walk out of the military facility with the rifle , if one is indeed issued. I am to return with it next morning, of course:) , but as far as I understand, if I, say, go on a date in my free time (fat chance), I don't have to carry it around. So if I do leave it at home for some reason how should I store it? How do you safely store a fully-automatic 5.56 mm weapon anyway?
     
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    Seems like a question you should ask the people who issue the rifle and insist you take it home with you.

    Pilgrim
     
  5. DadOfThree

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    Micro,
    Are you joining the military or the Air Force? :evil:









    Ducking and running for cover now. :D :D :D
     
  6. MicroBalrog

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    They "solve" the problem by giving a three-year sentence to everybody whose rifle gets stolen.:evil:
     
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    Then ask them how they expect you to store it. Ask for recommendations.

    Worse comes to worse, get a cable, a lock, and run it through the mag well with the bolt back, and fasten it to your wrist while you sleep.
     
  8. MicroBalrog

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    You think THAT is necessary?

    Besides, what do I do when I'm not home?
     
  9. Ed Straker

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    You can store it at my house. I'll take good care of it.
    :cool:
     
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    Best option keep it at their armory
    2nd Best - your gunsafe (or get one)
    3rd Best Heavy Cable through magazine well and out of open ejection port cover. Secure Cable to mean dog.
    (I used #3 for a while in the US Marine Corps, dog was the devil model)
     
  11. Alan Smithiee

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    the cable/chain idea seems to be a good one, do you have any pipes or other solid things you could chain it around in your home?
     
  12. 4v50 Gary

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    Place into sturdy wood container and mail to me c/o THR. ;)

    Ask when you are issued it. A lot of guys just toss it into the corner. It's like Switzerland, they're so common, nobody thinks about it. I wish we could do the same here.
     
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