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There's no way I can resist telling this one.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by mljdeckard, May 8, 2011.

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  1. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Member

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    Ok, don't read this one if you haven't eaten yet,

    So my deployed unit has a smattering of M-11s. My section warrant decides he will go the easy route and carry with a pancake holster with no thumb break. WELL,

    One recent afternoon, we were waiting for him to come out of the outhouse on the way to the dining facility. He sticks his head out and tells us he needs a plastic bag. NOW. We don't dare ask, but one of my guys goes to the cafeteria and gets a plastic bag and gives it to him. A minute later, he emerges with his shiny new SIG covered with blue water and.....other things. He explains to me later, he depends on the tight belt to retain the gun in the holster. He was loosening the belt, got turned around, caught the grip of the gun on the TP dispenser, and....ploop.

    After much consulting from me, and a long time in the latrine, he pronounced it scrubbed to death and re-holstered.

    We never speak of this.

    Moral: Know your gear and have redundant security features in place.

    That is all.
     
  2. earlthegoat2

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    The M-11 in the story is a Sig 228 not an Ingram MAC-11 or a Cobray M-11.

    I was confused about this at first.
     
  3. InkEd

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    Takes the "to hell and back" motto to a new level.
     
  4. Tim the student

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    I know a guy that somehow lost an M9 down into the blue lagoon the last time we deployed. You somehow look differently at a gun when you know it has been someplace like that.
     
  5. Black Butte

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    I know Glock undergoes strenuous torture testing, but nothing like what this Sig Sauer was forced to endure. :barf:
     
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    How'd the finish hold up?
     
  7. Black Butte

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    There's more than one way to blue a gun. :)

    Sorry, just had to ...
     
  8. mljdeckard

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    He still carries it, and luckily we were able to clean it to death immediately. :)
     
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    Another reason to use a Serpa retention holster. They are not just for police. It has saved me from having a pistol bounce out while I am on a 4 wheeler.
     
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    We were able to clean it?

    Now thats what I'd call a real friend. :D
     
  11. EddieNFL

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    WE??? He would have been talking to himself.
     
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    I thought for sure he was going to have a ND into the fecal water
     
  13. Demarko

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    I wonder if one has ever been dropped down into the "blue yonder" in a construction site "porta potty".
     
  14. mljdeckard

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    Yes, 'we'. Besides him being my boss, I'm the platoon gun guy, we have no armorer with us, so I am it.

    Look at it this way. Now I know how to do it, and I have seen firsthand what the effects are. :)
     
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    Thats funny right there!
     
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    Thats giving the term "GI scrub" a whole new connotation huh? Was he a crappy shot after that? LOL
     
  17. mljdeckard

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    He's actually a really good shot, he owns several SIGs as a civilian, he's the only guy in my platoon who shoots as well or better than me. We haven't had a chance to try shooting it since ......the incident.
     
  18. Black Butte

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    Gives new meaning to "unloading" in the Porta-Potty.
     
  19. EddieNFL

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    Not much of a boss if he HAD you clean it. Asking would be different.
     
  20. mljdeckard

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    He didn't need to ask.
     
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    I've seen some of those 'pottys' that are not maintained (compared to the number of people obviously using them). You look down and it is all solid, no blue at all (and quite the stench to go with it)!

    Just one big brown and white mess.

    The gun would sit on top of that, there certainly wouldn't be much fishing to do to get it out! Cleaning it, that would be another story. I would want to know how to take it apart 100%!
     
  22. 1894

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    Wow. Just wow. It seems every day I gain more respect for our men and women in uniform. If I recall, there have been a few threads for CCWers here worried about that exact problem.

    A government agency I used to work for (non military) would have just written that Sig off as, "an acceptable loss."

    I get it. My hat is off to you.

    Since you had to tell it, I have to ask, has there been any change in his retention system?
     
  23. EddieNFL

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    Then he's a good boss.

    Not all understand the old cliché about not asking if you wouldn't do it. He does owe you a case of beer, though.
     
  24. Black Butte

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    Normally, you wouldn't think of a Sig as a "crappy" gun.

    OK, I'll stop.
     
  25. 1894

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    Black,

    You owe me a new keyboard! I'll pm you where to send it.
     
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