If you’re a Vigilant Spectre member, and/or operating above your skill level:
1:16 is where you need to start watching. WTF?! That is the kind of thing that just isn’t cool. When Vigilant Spectre himself pointed out casually that he was “muzzled for like 20 minutes” the other guy laughed it off and was like “That’s the point. Transitioning right?”. Transitioning to the grave if you keep shit like that up.
I find it funny to think these guys have actual written “Standard Operating Procedures” they apparently follow… but here is the critique of what happened according to Vigilant Spectre:
Typically when there is a transition involved there are processes (actual written SOPs) in place to mitigate potential NDs, because its unavoidable when operating in 360 degrees that people are going to get swept:
“..The weapon has either been run dry and verified cold by the user, or the weapon has been safed. ”
I watched this multiple times in 300x slow motion and neither of these occurred.
Furthermore, it is also VSO standard operating procedure to “…maintain positive visual control of the weapon system any time manipulation of the weapon system occurs.”
This also did not occur, i.e. hand on receiver of shotgun while behind the back, pointed at buddy’s face.
There was certainly some falconry going on here and it will be addressed.