Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

The Unit - Dark Side of Moon episode - Wife like 50BMG

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by thegriz, Mar 5, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. thegriz

    thegriz Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2006
    Messages:
    295
    Did anybody catch this episode of The Unit? My wife watched it with me. When they engaged the bad guys long range with a 50 Cal rifles my wife really took notice. She asked if that was even possible. Then she asked if I had one of those. (nope) Then she asked if I wanted one. (yep) Then she said it seemed like that was a good rifle to have.

    I just smiled and held it all in. She doesn't mind watching that kind of stuff as long a I don't interrupt with gun commentary or comment on errors the actors make.

    (Note to self: update firearm wishlist - push Barrett rifle to top)
     
  2. ricci316

    ricci316 Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Messages:
    54
    Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    The Unit is one of my favorite shows on television. That episode aired last Tuesday night and it was in my opinion the best episode of the series thus far. The sniper portion was the best. I have GOT to get me one of those.
     
  3. cookie4u1

    cookie4u1 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2006
    Messages:
    48
    Location:
    indiana
    Griz, I think you have a "keeper" there.:)
     
  4. JohnL2

    JohnL2 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2006
    Messages:
    676
    Does your wife have a sister?
     
  5. thegriz

    thegriz Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2006
    Messages:
    295
    Amen to that.

    Too late. She's married. She doesn't allow firearms, either.
     
  6. Working Man

    Working Man Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2005
    Messages:
    1,553
    Location:
    DFW Tx
    I.... I don't know what to say. Thats the most beautiful thing I have ever heard. :'(

    ... darn, crying smiley does not work.
     
  7. JohnL2

    JohnL2 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2006
    Messages:
    676
    Damn thegriz, you have like the bestest wife in the world.
    Gosh darn it.
     
  8. El Tejon

    El Tejon Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    18,085
    Location:
    Lafayette, Indiana-the Ned Flanders neighbor to Il
    Wait, does she know how much a .50usmg is to purchase and feed?:uhoh: :eek: :D
     
  9. Shanghai McCoy

    Shanghai McCoy Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    Messages:
    2,599
    Location:
    The,sort of, Free state
    I caught that episode the other night.Was wondering about the FTF or "misfire" the other shooter had while engaging the 50 MG ?
     
  10. Working Man

    Working Man Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2005
    Messages:
    1,553
    Location:
    DFW Tx
    Shhhhhh! Don't ask don't tell. :evil:
     
  11. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2006
    Messages:
    4,654
    Location:
    Morgan County, Alabama
    The ftf was handled ... strangely. I didn't get it. "Misfire." Looked to me like the gun jammed.
    It was a pretty enjoyable episode.
    BUT I have to wonder why the didn't have night vision goggles. The U.S. Army "owns the night."
    What they did was like out of a WW2 movie, that way....:rolleyes:
     
  12. frez

    frez member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2007
    Messages:
    129
    How realistic is Unit in terms of verisimilitude?
     
  13. wooderson

    wooderson member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2006
    Messages:
    1,085
    Location:
    Tejas
    Depends on your feelings about the potential psychic powers of women married to Special Forces members.
     
  14. ricci316

    ricci316 Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Messages:
    54
    Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    That one was a little, no, a lot stupid. Otherwise the show as a whole is pretty solid.
     
  15. El Tejon

    El Tejon Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    18,085
    Location:
    Lafayette, Indiana-the Ned Flanders neighbor to Il
    Everyone knows that women possess scary Jediesque mind reading powers. Somehow they can always tell when I'm lying.:D
     
  16. Coronach

    Coronach Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2002
    Messages:
    11,109
    I'm no HS/LD type, but my off the cuff opinion is "not very".

    Mike
     
  17. kbellis3

    kbellis3 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2003
    Messages:
    45
    I am not in the service, but remember the show concept is based on a guy from Delta from back in the late 1970's till the late 1980's, he finished his career in the infantry in 1990(?). His experience from a regular infantry unit from the early 1990's when most Army and Marine infantry units had not yet been issued NVD's unit wide.

    Plus NVD might not have looked as cool or was too expensive to film an EP with lots of NVD shots.

    I had a problem with the episode based on the construct of the "support base", not enough wire, too many blind area created by the shipping containers, no heavy MG, only avaible mortars being rifle mounted M-203's (***). :barf: I missed the first 10-20 minutes of the show, but really how many guys in the military have seen half-assed bases like this anywhere in Iraq or Afghanistan?

    Like I said above, not in the service, but to me it look like the post you send people you don't like to die.

    Maybe it was meant to be more compelling tv EP. But to me it looked like a semi-recycled episode of Tour of Duty from the 1980's.

    K-3

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Haney
     
  18. SoCalShooter

    SoCalShooter Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2006
    Messages:
    3,091
    Location:
    That's for me to know and not you!
    The Unit is awesome, and holy crap you just got the green light to get a FIFTY DO IT DO IT. Just make sure you get the wife something nice :)



    P.S. Does your wife have a sister or a cousin that thinks the same way?
     
  19. jerkyman45

    jerkyman45 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2006
    Messages:
    329
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    My mom was also intrigued by the .50 Cals, she started asking about the effective range, power, accuracy, etc.
     
  20. akodo

    akodo Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2005
    Messages:
    2,778
    I am ignorant here but in sniper/spotter teamwork, isn't the command to fire going to be given a second or two before the rifleman shoots? as he pauses in breath, and squeezes that trigger for the suprise break?


    also, does the military really use the underslung grenadelaunchers mortar style? is there a sighting system that can be used, or even a 'rule of thumb' like 45degree = X yards, 60degree = Y yards 90degrees = on top of you! figure out the rest from there
     
  21. zenner22

    zenner22 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2006
    Messages:
    118
    This is one of the few epsiodes I've seen. It didn't make sense that when one of the snipers had a jam or misfire he just kind of shrugged like, "Oh well, it's broken." Seems like he'd have been scrambling to fix it.
     
  22. JohnL2

    JohnL2 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2006
    Messages:
    676
    It's just a t.v. show guys. At least they made an effort.
    I'm just thankful they didn't have slow-mo explosions with guys flying in the air with more hang time than an Olympic springboard diver.
     
  23. feedthehogs

    feedthehogs Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2003
    Messages:
    1,801
    Doesn't allow, dosen't allow?

    With all due respect, you have a serious relationship problem there.


    Marriage is a compromise.

    She lets you have guns and you won't get rid of her.
     
  24. wooderson

    wooderson member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2006
    Messages:
    1,085
    Location:
    Tejas
    The team had already killed everyone at the machine gun, the final shots were just to destroy the ammo.

    I tried to find this once before, but is there a term for (primarily Navy/Marine if movies are to be believed) repeating commands three times (ie "dive dive dive" or "fire fire fire," etc.)?
     
  25. pcruz

    pcruz Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2007
    Messages:
    12
    Location:
    Union City, CA
    Were those .50 caliber hits to the insurgents realistic? The .50 cal hits in Miami Vice blew off limbs.

    Which one is the more likely result; tipping over (a laThe Unit) or limbs being blown off (a la Miami Vice)?
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page