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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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He should rename his site from Gospel Of Violence to Gospel Of Negligence:

In my post yesterday about the cover-up surrounding this incident I didn’t want to name names, but I can post this now because the information is verified (ridiculous registration needed to read full article).

Unknown to him [Sonny Puzikas], one of his instructors was still inside when he opened fire with a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol, striking unaware instructor in the hand and twice in the abdomen.

Wow and to think Sonny Puzikas wasn’t the beacon of safety I thought he was.  I’m… I’m…. shocked….

^^^ That was sarcasm if you didn’t pick up on it.

It seems like almost every time I make fun of  a “systema” or Spetsnaz video it gets removed.  Here are a few examples I can remember:

  1. Dark shoot house ventilator himself Sonny Puzikas’ buddies at the Panty-oh production company got butthurt when I judged their promotional video a bit too harshly.  They removed the parts I made fun of and re-released the video.  That screen capture (which I also used in this post) is forever though.
  2. Training For War Laying Down And Acting Like A Weirdo – Touted as high level training for Special Ops, Military, and LE.  I guess they couldn’t take the heat, cause that video was removed as well shortly after I posted it.
  3. Entertaining Pistol Training Exercises – Where some Russian Spetsnaz guys did some high speed stuff you could only dream of.  Yea it disappeared too.

If those guys are as high speed as they act, why would they give a shit what some guy with a blog thinks about what they are doing?  Funny stuff…

I’ll stress again the importance of saving retarded gun related videos you come across.  If you don’t this is what happens; future generations won’t get to enjoy the fail we have seen.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Kevin, Chris

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It happened during a shoot house portion, Gene and a student was doing an AAR after a run in the house. XXXXXX enters first room engages targets (no lights). Gene and student did not positively ID their presence in the second room, XXXXXX goes into room two, engages target with failure drill with Gene standing in front of that target and the student nearby. Two to abdomen, one to the arm. XXXXXX shooting under no light at a target he previously set up. But the problem compounded when XXXXXX did not account for all people in the class, the people in the shoot house upon hearing the shots, did not ID their presence, and shooting in low light with out a light to ID target…….

Well well well… looks like someone wasn’t as HSLD (High Speed Low Drag) as he thought he was.  Whoever could have imagined such an accident would happen?  *eye roll*

I’m not naming names (yet, although if you read the links you can figure it out), because although several of your emailed me various links which I’ll add below, there is very little concrete evidence to support the claims.  I emailed the owner of the shooting range where this happened, and even he didn’t want to verify the story and told me to email the person in question.  I declined to do that because why would that guy in question cooperate with me in me making fun of his dumb ass?

Here are some relevant links to discussions:

Play stupid games win stupid prizes.  I hope the guy he shot (THREE TIMES apparently!#!#!#$!) makes a full recovery.

Amazing how information on this all seems to be “unavailable” or else wiped from the internet.  Even this news story on the incident has basically no useful info.

I’m sure XXXXXX feels terrible, but in my opinion you don’t get any 2nd chances with stuff like this.  Safety is paramount, and if that’s not your main concern when training people then you’re just putting everyone including yourself in a whole lot of danger, and stuff like this WILL happen.  You can beat your chest and bark about “big boy rules” and “real world combat is 360 degress” all you want, but if there are not safety protocols that are being diligently followed (no matter what the class skill level is) then I would consider that gross negligence.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: All you guys that sent it in!  I don’t want to name names because some told me to keep theirs quiet.

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A high speed low drag contraceptive carrier:

Known as D.I.C.K. (Dynamic Intervention Contraceptive Karrier).  Yea that “K” is a stretch.

As manly operators we have to carry a handful of condoms in our pockets, because lets face it when it jumps off with the ladies the primary concern is to control the birth.  In hindsight pocket carry is so pedestrian; I can’t believe I never thought of this tactical solution.  My only complaint is that they don’t have a spring loaded high condom capacity magazine style holster to accommodate my needs.  I’m open to receiving one for T&E if such a design is in the works.

Available at OffTheGridConcepts in multiple colors for $20

Thoughts?

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That awkward moment when you do a double take:

And it’s just an operator van paint job,  not actual operators inside a van.

Like I always say… If life gives you a van, make an operator van.

Anyone ever see any similar blog topic related funny/clever vehicle paint jobs they want to share?  Add a link in the comments.

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Vipers Academy A.K.A. Mall Ninja University.

Let me walk you through a couple of videos…

1) Shows how to stop someone within arms reach from shooting you

Good in theory, if you are dealing with some stationary halfwit slowpoke that isn’t really planning on taking your life.   Otherwise I don’t see how these would work.

2) Threat Management Center Training Tour

A real mall ninja playground.  They’re even training a mall ninjette! I’m still not entirely sure these aren’t parody videos… but moving on…

3) Flipping a gun on your attacker

More mall ninjettes at the beginning.   The dude at 0:42 looks like he wants to hit the instructor so bad when he keeps getting told his not doing it right LOL

4) Napolean Dynamite would be jealous of the mad skills displayed by these operators.   It’s just too bad they weren’t hitting some sweet jumps on their bikes while maintaining a shooting platform.  One of the best videos in the set for LOLz

If you watch the videos, it’s almost like the people in them are not “in on the joke”.   

Even their website has a real mall ninja special operator feel to it – HERE

They operate out of Detroit!  Coincidence that Robocop is from Detroit?

As always, make sure to save the vids, because the last little while I’ve had a good track record of embarrassing people/companies into removing their own vids and then none of you get to see them.

Hat tip: Jacob R & Ryan H

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