Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by chopinbloc, Sep 12, 2016.
How long did it take to put the fire out?
Did the ammo & simulators cook off? That would have added to the level of entertainment!
On a slightly different note, to me, shrapnel makes more of a whistle than a buzz or crack.
Wow, that's like straight out of Up Front, right there
<Willy on radio to artillery, from foxhole directly beneath parked Panzer> "I have their position, but you're gonna have to be patient"
rifles bullets 'crack-snap' depending on caliber
it gets your attention
grim personal experience
thankfully they missed
have not heard shotguns at close range but got dusted by 12ga at extreme range
sounded like hail My Grandpa found that moron and chewed him a new rear end
iirc that clown got tossed of the lease
As it was put to me "that's when the buttons on your shirt are too thick"
I have no recall of hearing the shot (12 gauge slug gun), all the sudden I was lying on my back staring at the sky, my buddy was face down in the snow at my feet. We stood up kinda dazed, not quite sure what happened until we saw a hunter jump out of a tree and start running away.
For us it was total sensory overload. It took us a while to fully realize what happened.
Of course remembering what it sounded like was not high priority at the time.
If you are in the open ground of Mogodishu airport with a 12.7 mm Soviet built heavy machine gun running a belt at you it may sound like like a big whoosh because it has gone subsonic. This may cause laughter because they missed you and hit other people and aircraft, in any case the beer that night tasted better and the bed felt softer.
You will find out just how close to the ground you can get, no matter how hot that concrete is, and it still may seem hilarious.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result. Winston Churchill
yeah sorta or a very fast straight flying bee.
We were lucky not to get hit. They came close .. over head, to the left and to the right and we all yelled at them.
The faces we had on us were priceless.
I know what it's like to hear bullets whizzing by me.
When we got into shore to put them straight ... they were long gone.
Those kind of events get a lot of adrenaline going and you get a lot of focus, especially when you are shooting back. It seems I tuned out the sound of the gun fire, like how when hunting you don't hear the shot. It wasn't until afterwards when I began to notice ringing in my ears.
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