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with the rifle, try the two tossed cans

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  • with the rifle, try the two tossed cans

    starting with the gunbutt on your hip, finger outside of the trigger guard, safety engaged. These tricks are quick and easy to learn with airsoft guns, lots of fun and cost almost nothing. I had to notch the luminous "normal range' wing on the peep sigtht of my AR in order to be this fast. I built up"ears' on the sight to make it a "buckhorn" type of open sight. To hell with this vertical forgrip, looking alongside of the forend, etc. I've got way too many 10's of thosuands of rds (mostly thru the .22 unit) of holding the gun normally to switch, plus they cant instantly switch over to engage at longer ranges (but I can)

  • #2
    Back with the "luminous" bs, have you never heard of NVD? Only an idiot would make themselves a target.


    • #3
      Are you talking about instinctive shooting? I learned that on full caliber weapons systems from 5.56 to .50 BMG. .22 lr hasn't been a requirement for that type of shooting, I've honestly never practiced it. even when hunting with a .22. its a ballistics thing. With a .22lr i shoot when the sights line up, intersecting my sightline. With larger calibers and distances for snap shots my body now has muscle memory as to how it should be positioned (for 100m and under). A different trick is the forefinger points down the forestock, where you're pointing is roughly where the bullet will go. , I learned mine from 19 years infantry service, Lost count of exercises and range days, but those were many.

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      • #4
        I once counted my trips to Camp Wainwright, years ago, if I remember it came out at 46 visits, during 28 years in the Regs & Reserves. Something about those blue "thunder buckets" that took the tactical out of the exercises at the end.


        • #5
          I'm curious what are thunder buckets?

          Were they pits with explosives to simulate artillery explosions?

          When I was cadre, we used simulators that made the sound of incoming and its explosion.


          • #6
            Porta potties, the Canadian Army no longer allows you to poop in the bush.


            • #7
              Originally posted by Garand View Post
              Porta potties, the Canadian Army no longer allows you to poop in the bush.
              This is a Vietnam latrine:
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              At the back of the outhouse, there were doors to drag out 1/3 of a 55 gallon drum. After they were stacked, gas, diesel or a mix was used to burn the waste.
              Depending on the unit, either papa san or GIs burnt it. If either disliked you, they'd quickly slide a hot drum under you.. First the heat, then an ungodly stench as your manure fried.

              I was collateral damage when someone paid back the NCO who assigned him to the burning detail. 4 thrones away was too close.


              • #8
                same same on the platoon outposts when I did a tour on Cyprus, we got the locales to do the burning.


                • #9
                  Where you there in the early 70s?

                  I'm pure Vietnam. However, I did manage to see a few nations on R&R.


                  • #10
                    I did 2 tours with UN Peacekeeping in Cyprus and Egypt. ROI were they were allowed to shoot "in your general direction", you were allowed to duck and radio in the contact.


                    • #11
                      That sucked.
                      We had red, yellow and green zones. Green meant you were not allowed to return fire even when fired on. OTOH, Infantry will always be Infantry.