High Speed Low Drag South African SWAT Operators

A look at the shootouts of a South African swat unit:

Filmed over the course of three years by British war cameraman Jeff Chagrin.  The SWAT team’s motto is “You have never lived until you have almost died.”.

1:40 – Hahha how operator is that. Very necessary.

Jim-Croce-OperatorTypical room clearing techniques, and other normal safety precautions when encountering potential threats seem to elude these guys.  Oh well live to die another day I suppose… It does go with their motto quite well.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Krystian

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Kevin May 17, 2013 at 06:09 am

I’m not sure if this is fucking awesome or terrifying…

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Regulus May 17, 2013 at 06:31 am

I watched this last night! heck ya. where did you get it? best gore??

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Critter May 17, 2013 at 06:38 am

i like it. :)

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Matt in FL May 17, 2013 at 08:21 am

Arresting carjackers: “The good news is we recovered your vehicle.”

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BBJones May 17, 2013 at 09:44 am

Dirty Harry approves!

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MakoGroup May 17, 2013 at 11:35 am

Shitty tactics aside. If these dudes are getting into this many shootouts and living they must be doing something right. Nothing goes to plan in situations like this. But these guys are legit!

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032125 May 17, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Fok julle naaiers, man.

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denver chris May 17, 2013 at 12:03 pm

This takes “shoot first, ask questions later” to the next level

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Andrew May 17, 2013 at 06:04 pm

Here is a link to the first part there are 3 parts at 40mins each or so…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBwGQ91R5rk

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elephantrider May 17, 2013 at 11:54 pm

Wow! If you watch the full videos, you can start to see why these guys don’t mess around with these situtations.

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denver chris May 19, 2013 at 04:15 am

these videos were really kind of cool.

i thought it was kind of paradoxical to see the guy they were interviewing around 24″ have daschunds

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11b May 17, 2013 at 07:24 pm

“Arresting Carjackers”… proceeds to spray entire car with shotgun. LMAO

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dave w May 17, 2013 at 08:22 pm

I like it.

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Enfieldem2 May 17, 2013 at 09:39 pm

1:40, yeah that was a little too operator for my speed.

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Rick May 18, 2013 at 09:38 am

Holy crap . its the wild west

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Nakedgun May 18, 2013 at 03:35 pm

Not quite as high-speed as Beirut Swat, but they seem to get results. I guess the carjacking victim was not in the car?
They’re like some minor-league Blackwater-type unit; highly motivated, under-trained. I hope they don’t run into any professional crooks.

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elephantrider May 19, 2013 at 10:26 pm

Keep in mind that these clips are very out of context. You should watch the full videos on Youtube. These guys have trained extensively in hostage rescue and often face theives who’s M.O. is to execute armored car guards and carjacking victims. This is not the US, the level of violence is much greater in SA. Police and paramedics are regularly shot at and killed. They do make every effort to bring subjects in without violence. If you watch the full video, you will see the same group bring in hostage takers in a bank and an armored car robbery crew without firing a shot.

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denver chris May 19, 2013 at 03:57 am

I keep watching the part @ 1:40 and notice the hole that’s about 6-8″ above the dude’s head.

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Kanadaguy June 25, 2013 at 09:54 am

When they where doing hostage rescue practice… Okay they seemed to do so many things wrong but they just sat in the middle of the doorway? Even worse they just stick thier barrels into the room before clearing any corners and stand in the doorway?….. Like are you kidding?

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