So much more effective than scaring someone the old fashioned way by sneaking up on them and yelling something.
Two soldiers, joined by a third man, were drinking alcohol and watching football at the time of the Sunday night incident, authorities said.
“The victim had the hiccups. The suspect (Pfc. Patrick Edward Myers, 27) pulled out a gun to scare him in order to stop the hiccups” and shot the victim (Pfc. Isaac Lawrence Young, 22) in the face killing him.
Despite the success of the PMAG, Army officials from the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command issued a “safety of use message” in April that placed it, and all other polymer magazines, on an unauthorized list.
I assume that is going to make a lot of people angry. I really don’t see the downside to Pmags. They are light, the polymer has a natural lubricity, they are durable, cheap to make etc… etc… I’m all for giving the soldiers what THEY want. They are the ones that have to use the equipment, and bet their lives on it.
Did Magpul piss some high level Army officials off? Did a USGI mag manufacturer make the Army an offer they couldn’t refuse? My guess is we will never know the exact answer.
Filmed at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA:
So disrespectful. A lot of people just don’t “get it” because they are so far removed from death in war. For most, I imagine visiting there is just another meaningless stop on the list before they head to the Cheesecake Factory. I’ve never been to war, so I don’t know what it’s like either… but I definitely can comprehend the gravity of the commitment and sacrifice every soldier makes.
According to the video 1 out of 5 single amputee soldiers return to duty. That’s amazing. I hope it’s out of a dedication to their job though, and not because “someone’s gotta pay the bills” because the disability money is not enough to live off.