How Not To Take A Nap On Your Rifle

Sleeping on the job AUG:

Darwin called… Pretty much the stupidest thing you can do. Loaded or not, it is not good practice.

The rifle is a Steyr AUG.

I can’t tell what country those guys are from by the patch and uniform.. anyone know?

Hat Tip: JP

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Anthony Scott April 9, 2010 at 12:20 pm

They look Austrian by the uniform, covers, and kit. They’re not Bundeswehr.

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Aaron Spuler April 9, 2010 at 02:15 pm

It could just be the angle of the picture but it looks to me like the guy on the right might have the muzzle of his rifle pointed (inadvertently) at his own throat or chin.

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Admin (Mike) April 11, 2010 at 09:45 pm

Yea looks like it!

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SPC Fish April 9, 2010 at 03:20 pm

it happens way more than youd think. there are many stupid people that do this in our own military. even at the range during training. usually its just people stupid enough to rest their hands on the muzzle

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Hawk April 9, 2010 at 05:20 pm

Austrian or Australian, as those are the only militaries that issue AUGs standard.

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Kiwi April 10, 2010 at 06:01 am

Well no but you are close

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teo April 11, 2010 at 12:23 am

austrian-made they are also used issued in australia, new zealand and east timor

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Kiwi April 12, 2010 at 02:09 am

Getting better guys, have a look at Wikipedia and you will get the full list.

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Antibubba April 9, 2010 at 06:29 pm

But he’s’tired!

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Carlos U. April 9, 2010 at 08:18 pm

Almost for sure Austrian. The hat style and green solid uniforms are the old Austrian uniforms, and so are the boots. I think they are changing it to a more modern pattern.

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Martial-Lol'd April 10, 2010 at 12:13 am

lol
I wonder how often this happens (globally)?

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SPC Fish April 10, 2010 at 01:09 am

way too often. ive probly seen it happen 30+ times just in basic training. “but drill sargeant, its not loaded and i havent slept for 2 days”

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Kiwi April 10, 2010 at 06:02 am

Yes they are Austrian

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Gewehrnut April 10, 2010 at 11:04 am

Confession time:
I used to put the muzzle of my M16 up into my helmet and let the chinstrap support my head and just kind of snooze. Never locked and loaded, though, and the muzzle was pointed directly at my head.

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Gewehrnut April 10, 2010 at 09:18 pm

I meant to say that the muzzle was NOT directly pointed at my head.

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Timmeehh April 11, 2010 at 12:06 am

That sort of thing was very common in Israel, years ago, it resulted in several accidental deaths. That is why you see reservists carrying their rifles without a mag.

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Hawk April 11, 2010 at 05:01 pm

So they can have nap time?

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SB_Pete April 16, 2010 at 05:39 pm

Austria, here is the crest which you see on their shoulder patches
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Austria_Bundesadler.svg

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Admin (Mike) April 16, 2010 at 08:45 pm

Thanks Pete.. Holy, that is a badass crest!

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Jeff Ramey August 4, 2011 at 03:08 pm

saw this a lot in basic training and in my regular army unit.

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