Soldier Uses Prosthetic Leg As Monopod

Talk about adapting:

Unfortunaly no none ever sources their pics, so I have no idea where this is from.  I assume it is some sort of wounded warrior program.

The gun appears to be a HK G3A3.

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David Garrett May 5, 2011 at 01:40 am

Can anyone gander a guess as to why he might be using a G3? I don’t think we ever adapted that rifle in any form.

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Sam Mclellan September 4, 2012 at 06:40 pm

Defense Industries Organization makes them in Iran and are used all over middle east almost as much as ak-47. You can find them all over the battle field. hope this helps

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Miguel May 5, 2011 at 08:17 am

They might found it as a battlefield discard so probably foreign weapons familiarization would be my guess.

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CR Pyro May 5, 2011 at 10:07 am

Speculation over at Texas Gun Talk is that this was a wounded warrior shoot. Apparently Sgt. Butterworth was medically retired.

http://www.texasguntalk.com/forums/rifles-sponsored-copes-distributing/23486-when-life-gives-you-lemons.html

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That one guy May 6, 2011 at 01:53 am

I’m sure Mrs buttersworth is happy her husband has retired and is home :3

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032125 May 5, 2011 at 02:12 pm

TinEye brings up a Chinese website, looks like a news site but I’m at work so I’m not risking Chinese websites.

If you don’t know TinEye, you can either upload files to the website and it’ll look for them, or get the Firefox attachment and search from the browser. Extremely useful tool for web sleuthing.

http://www.tineye.com/search/c8e0293108f47db5f6301de745d9d4229076aa4c/

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032125 May 6, 2011 at 04:28 am

OK I got home and finished researching this. It is indeed a Chinese article about US troops, with prostheses, on active duty in Afghanistan. Hopefully the link works, even if Google translate is spotty.

http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&sl=zh-CN&tl=en&u=http://mil.huanqiu.com/photo/newpic/2010-06/880694_2.html&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com&twu=1&usg=ALkJrhgqOZIc3dOhCkkLjmZuau0IoLSlng

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