AR-15 Malfunction Causes Juvenile Hissy Fit

What not to do if you have a stuck case in your AR-15:

My accident during a live fire drill at the range last week. My finger was crushed and stuck between a broken Magpul CTR stock and the Magpul ASAP sling attachment point.

I learned a number things from this video:

  1. To be an operator you need to swear… LOTS
  2. Always blame your equipment, never yourself (the operator)
  3. No pain no gain
  4. Full tattoo sleeves give you automatic shooting range and operator cred
  5. Name your rifle, then call it a bitch when it doesn’t perform

If you’re going to try and clear a stuck case with a collapsible stock, it’s probably best to collapse it FIRST and then hammer it on the ground.  I’m no operator but I have nothing but good things to say about my Magpul CTR.



Ralph September 20, 2011 at 12:14 am

Took it like a Boss


Vhyrus September 20, 2011 at 12:15 am

I had team fortress flashbacks at the end when he yelled ‘MEDIC!’

On a side note, I think we finally have a case we can bring to the joint chiefs that shows the necessity of the AR platform’s retirement. What would happen if a whole division got their fingers jammed in the stock simultaneously? The HORROR!


Legacy September 21, 2011 at 01:11 pm

There weren’t enough hats in the video to cause any TF2 flashbacks for me….at least not yet.


Jay September 23, 2011 at 09:35 am

A video game flash back, wow dude really. Nuff said. Will be securing your man card for disposal.


Frank September 20, 2011 at 01:29 am

LOL, “Slow down, just get your (****ing) glove off…” I couldn’t hold a serious face after that. This is awesome! I imagine it was painful, but between the pain he kept his cool. I’m sure I would swear like a sailor too.


ibPunish3r September 20, 2011 at 02:04 am



JonMac September 20, 2011 at 04:12 am

Wouldn’t have happened with an AK *trollface*


cc19 September 20, 2011 at 10:30 am

Or a gas-piston AR! *double trollface*


Dave September 20, 2011 at 11:47 am

You stole the trollish words right from my mouth… i wanted to say it but… thank you.


ZCORR September 20, 2011 at 06:41 am

We all do dumb things that end up with our finger stuck in a painful place… this guy just managed to do it on film.


ozwald September 20, 2011 at 03:43 pm

hell, last tuesday, i managed to padlock my nipplering to a bike rack.


Gun Shy Tourist September 20, 2011 at 07:38 am

That is why the old school aluminum stocks are better than the new spiffy tupperware ones. Yeah, they are lighter, but If it will break when hitting the ground, it will break when butt stroking an opponent after your rifle has jammed. :-O


Al T. September 20, 2011 at 10:20 am

“That is why the old school aluminum stocks” Fail. No such thing.


Gun Shy Tourist September 21, 2011 at 04:14 am

Er…ah…some of the Colt GAU had a two position Aluminum stock. Check it out for yourself.


Gun Shy Tourist September 21, 2011 at 04:18 am

The early GUU-5P had an aluminum butt stock as well.


NikonMikon September 20, 2011 at 07:50 am

I don’t think the commentor’s get that you’re making fun of him Mike…

#5 pisses me off so much. If you name inanimate objects in your possession, you are a homo. Of the worst kind. Not even gay, no I mean obnoxious homo.


Cameron September 20, 2011 at 11:31 am

Tell that to the face of the crew of countless tanks, ships, and aircraft throughout WWII, and see what they think of your feelings that they are obnoxious homos.


Steve September 20, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Amen. Lets not forget the countless other historical figures from the beginning of human history who did the same.


NikonMikon September 20, 2011 at 08:35 pm

Yes because this guy is one of those people right? No. He’s a homo. I bet he named his car and his video camera too. These kinds of people are annoying and obnoxious. It’s a fucking tool not a sentient being.


Cameron September 21, 2011 at 10:07 am

Alright, so a group of guys can sit around their tank with a grease pencil and write “Lucy” or something on the flanks, and that’s perfectly okay, but one guy calling his rifle [whatever it is in the video I didn’t reach that point] a name isn’t?

As long as he’s not being a dick about it and forcing you to call his rifle by the same name, then there should be no problem.

In addition, to a point you say below, that adults don’t name their tools, children do, does that mean you’re calling B.B. King a child for naming his guitar Lucille? Or George Harrison a child for naming his guitar Lucy?


NikonMikon September 21, 2011 at 10:11 am

B. B. King named the guitar Lucille for and after someone. It’s also brand recognition for his signature series. Not hard to figure that out.


Cameron September 21, 2011 at 07:50 pm

Actually it was named after a woman he never met. But that’s a story for another time.
Still, he named his guitar, does that make him a child in your eyes?


NikonMikon September 22, 2011 at 02:43 am

He named his guitar for very specific reasons asshat. I’ve been playing since 1997 I know about Lucille and the story. It’s now just brand recognition to sell signature series guitars.


diesel556 September 22, 2011 at 03:35 am

I can see that you are a very sad, angry person.


Cameron September 22, 2011 at 08:03 am

You’re still not answering my question. He named his guitar, so logically, that makes him a child.


NikonMikon September 22, 2011 at 08:06 am

You’re pretty thick aren’t you? Poor fella.


Cameron September 22, 2011 at 10:47 am

So you going to answer my question or are you just going to sling insults all day?

NikonMikon September 22, 2011 at 11:04 am

I’m sorry that you aren’t aware of any sort of middle ground or exceptions, obviously I’m not going to call B.B. King a child, however this buffoon who named his rifle is quite the homo and is childish in behavior.


W September 20, 2011 at 08:56 pm

“Of the worst kind. Not even gay, no I mean obnoxious homo.”

They way you use homo makes me think you are 12.

“If you name inanimate objects in your possession, you are a homo.”

Explain boats.


W September 20, 2011 at 08:56 pm

*The way


NikonMikon September 20, 2011 at 09:46 pm

I’m sure you think its okay to name your computer, car, photography camera, video camera, dvd/bluray player, television, ipod etc.

That’s the real 12-year old behavior right there. The last person I knew who did that was in junior high school.


W September 20, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Boats. You have yet to explain boats.


NikonMikon September 20, 2011 at 10:11 pm

I’m sure the naming of seafaring vessels is steeped in tradition. A middle-aged man naming his rifle lucille is not. A 12 year old naming her ipod is also not.


Will September 20, 2011 at 11:15 pm

Boats and Rifles, both things one may need to trust their life to.


NikonMikon September 20, 2011 at 11:20 pm

Cars, motorcycles, seatbelts, helmets…… what’s your point?


Will September 21, 2011 at 09:28 am

People get attached to things they spend allot of time and/or money on, that attachment may manifest its self in a person anthropomorphizing an object.

Also I think you are a huge tool.


NikonMikon September 21, 2011 at 09:42 am

Adults don’t name their tools. Children do.


Will September 21, 2011 at 09:48 am

I find it funny that a person who still uses “Homo” as a pejorative is trying to be an expert on what adults do.

NikonMikon September 21, 2011 at 10:10 am

I find it funny that you implied I was an expert in what adults do. I also find it funny that you can’t let it go. Go ask a grown man if he names his tools. Try to debate with him about how its not immature to do that. Get laughed out of the gun shop.


Will September 21, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Done, I asked a fisherman.

NikonMikon September 21, 2011 at 12:45 pm

You do realize you’re seriously arguing for doing something juvenile while pretending to take the stance that it’s an adult thing to do. GTFO. This is the most ridiculous argument I’ve ever been in with the most disillusioned person I’ve ever argued with. Shit’s over. Have a nice day sir.


Will September 21, 2011 at 12:57 pm

You have very strong feelings over something so insignificant as naming inanimate objects. Arguing from the supposed high ground of maturity while throwing around gay slurs is really what I find amusing here, also that you always require the last word.

NikonMikon September 21, 2011 at 01:09 pm

Gay people will things gay/homo. Get over it. I don’t know why you’re so butthurt about it. Grow some skin buddy.


Will September 21, 2011 at 01:35 pm

Its not that I am offended, it is just that it makes you sound like you are in junior high.

Also: “Grow some skin”?

Vhyrus September 22, 2011 at 08:56 pm

Could you two please go get a room already? I can cut the sexual tension in this thread with a knife….

Especially Roberto, my sharpest and most favorite sushi knife.

NikonMikon September 21, 2011 at 01:47 pm

You’re trying too hard Will. Just stop.


Will September 21, 2011 at 01:52 pm
NikonMikon September 21, 2011 at 02:00 pm

you mean this? because thats pretty much what’s really going on.


Will September 21, 2011 at 02:02 pm
Kevrell January 23, 2012 at 08:47 pm

This is way better than a brick & mortar estalibsmhent.


flowmaster September 20, 2011 at 07:53 am

Wow, an AR15 malfunctioning? I’ve never seen that before.


NikonMikon September 20, 2011 at 07:55 am

That’s what short barrels will do to a perfectly tuned operating system.


Fred September 20, 2011 at 09:26 am

Yup… collapse the stock first dipshit…


Chad September 20, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Haha yeah collapsing the buttstock is only the first step to mortaring your rifle. I guess he didn’t pay attention in operator 101.


Jay September 23, 2011 at 09:37 am



xpo172 September 20, 2011 at 09:55 am

It’s more fun to learn from other’s mistakes.


Crunkleross September 20, 2011 at 11:40 am

Team guys would have went to their secondary and finished the drill.


Blondie September 20, 2011 at 11:52 am

imagine trying to explain that while walking into the hospital with a rifle stuck on your hand


Specialist Tommy Afica September 20, 2011 at 12:48 pm



Steve P September 20, 2011 at 01:08 pm

I could see some really dumb shit like that happening to me. I gotta say he took it like a champ. I’ve had bigger melt downs stubbing my toe. Make fun of him all you want, at least had a first aid kit. Also this guy is nowhere near the HSLD tools Mike usually posts. They take themselves super seriously. This was able to make fun of himself. Still entertaining.


Mr Maigo September 20, 2011 at 01:37 pm

He’s already PLANNING on transitioning to pistol, just fucking do it, thats the point of training


Alex B September 20, 2011 at 01:52 pm

Well this looks like a rather rare malfunction
when the casing ejects upwards and get stuck between the bolt and the charging handle.
brutal force will not help!
the proper way to clear it is:
1.Pull charging handle back as far as possible
(even thought the handle wont go all the way back it should take the bolt to the colt catch as the stuck casing is “extending” the charging handle)
2.lock bolt to the rear
3.push charging handle forward
this usually does the trick
but may require using a tool to remove the casing from the charging handle if it deformed badly


032125 September 20, 2011 at 05:54 pm

I don’t get the “bang it on a rock” idea at all; that’s AK thinking (or lack thereof) right there. If he’s going to play Civil War Surgeon on his rifle, he should probably get a Troy Battle Ax stock, since they appear to be made for abuse. Magul stocks have uses, but dislodging a stuck BCG isn’t one of them.


45er September 20, 2011 at 09:54 pm

Yeah, I have to say you learn from the things you do. I would have never thought something like that would happen, but I’m glad to find out by watching a video than making the mistake myself. He did take it like a champ and I would have sworn until I ran out of words, myself. Most of the bitching was their humor. I can completely see the guys in my group having the same reactions.


Federale September 20, 2011 at 10:21 pm

An AK is the preferred solution to this problem. Or an M-14, or a FAL, or a G-3.


Jay September 23, 2011 at 10:09 am

1. This is not a debate about if naming an object is cool or not. It is the realization this guy is a total stage 5 Douchebag

2. Great video on what not to do.

3. I really want to have him come work with me. I love to be his TL. (sarcasm)

4. I love this site.


NikonMikon September 23, 2011 at 06:37 pm

I agree, he is a total douche.


Jay September 25, 2011 at 05:36 pm

PS the Nikon d7000 rocks hardcore.


NikonMikon September 26, 2011 at 06:00 am

Indeed, best in class.


m416 user April 15, 2012 at 08:51 pm

Why is he a douche for namimg his guns. All 12 of mine have names, along with my squadmates. We name our guns for the purpose that they are ours not anothers. This is my rifle there are many like it but this one is mine. My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as i must master my life.


NikonMikon April 15, 2012 at 10:50 pm

that guy is gay. way to resurrect a trillion year old thread from the Oldassic Period


jay April 16, 2012 at 08:03 pm

12 guns, quiet the collection. If they all have names good for you. This guy is sh1t, plain and simple. If you and your fellow squad want to name ur 12 guns tiffany rotten crotch thats fine. I have a pistol and a rifle. Im scary, just plain scary with both. What do I know tho, I’ll just go back to Hell’man.


m416 user April 16, 2012 at 02:37 pm

Love how you call him a fag and dont know him captain ass hat


ENDO-Mike April 16, 2012 at 02:42 pm

I can’t make an assessment just from the video because I don’t know him in real life? haha are you 12?


NikonMikon April 16, 2012 at 04:45 pm

dude for real? this guy is a hyperdouche. come onnnnnn


jay April 16, 2012 at 08:00 pm

1. Stop calling Medic, I am a MEDIC and its not funny. Your a F$%$kng tool.
2. refer to #1.
3. Correct way to handle a weapon malfunction in a close contact drill, transition to pistol.
4. refer to #1, again.
5. after completing drill, like a f$%king professional. Make weapon safe clear in the rear. Train the way you play Hyperdouche. (love it)
6. refer to #1.
7. I smell in the rear queer, rear echelon hobbit, Or mall rent a cop training ” hard” , or worst yet zombie hunter.
8. refer to #1 or I will f$%K start your face with my fist.

what a F%$k.



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