marksmanship

Predictably annoying:

Oh man I was barely 30 seconds in and I already wanted to jump off my balcony.

Holy a lot of Gucci guns in the video.  Can’t say I wouldn’t be happy owning most of them.

Thoughts? Uh so like what are their qualifications anyways, in order do preform such trick shots?

Gat tip: Bart

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Hooooolllly LOL:

roast-handToday is apparently one of my classic “make fun of tactical Israelis” days.

Is this seriously real life? This guy’s product is a whole bunch of foam pieces that lock you into the proper shooting position.  Since I enjoy laughing, I really hope this guy has a “ZUES in every home” goal.  I would roast hand someone at the range so hard if I saw them using this product; “…Israeli-awkward-foam-shootin-ass”.  I likely wouldn’t even be able to talk for a good 10-15 minutes, and tears would be streaming down my face I’d be laughing so hard.

Does this “system” work?  *shrug* Yea I guess it probably does.  I swear the Israelis cook up products and methods for everything.  Whatever works for them though I guess.

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A project an Army mechanical engineer is working on:

Army-MAXFAS-Shooting-Exoskeleton

At the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, Dan Baechle, a mechanical engineer, is testing MAXFAS, a mechatronic arm exoskeleton, which is designed so that it could be used to train new Soldiers to reach shooting proficiency faster.  The problem he wants to correct is the same as the familiar effect, which happens when someone aims a laser pointer at arm’s length toward a board on the other side of the room, and notices a slight, but constant movement of the laser light on the board. The initial experiments showed that after subjects wore MAXFAS and then performed a shooting trial, the tremor that causes this type of shake was lessened, even after removing the device, he said.

Baechle believes the project, he has been working on for the last year, has a chance, because fatigue, involuntary tremors in the arm and difficult situations, like shooting under fire or shooting on the move, will continue to degrade shooting performance in Soldiers even as more advanced weapons technology emerges. (Source)

Interesting!  Yea I could definitely see how that would be useful.  Fun to try out too for us non military guys.  The amount of on-the-fly calculations this system must have to do to discern between actual wanted movement and tremors must be insane.  So many unknowns.  Last thing you’d want to do is have a servo restrict a soldier’s movement unnecessarily.  You don’t always get 2nd chances when you’re getting shot at.

So much of these new ideas are so emerging technology dependent.  Like, in “theory” this is amazing, until you realize that the servos currently needed aren’t that small… they need power to operate so there are batteries needed… Batteries don’t last forever… and on and on.

Thoughts?  Would actually operate with?  Worse case scenario I figure I’d pick one up to avoid cheeto eating fatigue while at the computer.  Nothing is worse than having to switch arms because your primary eating arm gets tired.

P.S. – Has there been any military feminist moment pushing to get the term changed to “Markspersonship?”  LOL ya I crack myself up.

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This is mind blowing.  I’m happy to see at least everyone isn’t bowing to the standard “guns are evil PERIOD”:

Appleseed volunteers and Revolutionary War re-enactors are leading the intensive course, which is one of nine different options at Craver. The instructors brought real guns into the classroom Monday and Tuesday before heading to the range to show how things worked in the 1700’s.

The course is a week long even!  That’s really awesome.

1:52 – “That’s how you load a .22 mag”  LOL thug life.  I made up an instagram video today for that:

A video posted by ENDO (@everydaynodaysoff) on

shooting-targetFull Story over on KOAA5 News.

Gat tip: Corey

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My e-girlfriend K-Dub (that’s what I call her) has a youtube channel now:

When I watched the above video, I was kind of wondering why she would upload something where she took multiple shots at each target.  Like, damn K-Dub aren’t you supposed to be a Tier -7 sniper?  The number of medals you’ve earned for shooting is more than the number of times I’ve asked myself “Will I be alone forever?” in the last hour… and that’s a lot.

Kirsten emailed me and said “Trolls be trollin'” (her exact words) so she uploaded this new video (see below) where she cracked all three balloon heads with one shot each.  Yea Kirsten and I are cool like that with the email communication, whatever though no biggie.  Don’t act surprised when we’re instagramming selfies together from a Bellagio penthouse suite hot tub next SHOT show.

Kirsten-Weiss-ShootingIrrational jealousy aside, WHO IS THAT GUY WITH THE BIKE KIRSTEN?!  I thought we were e-exclusive?  Why do you gotta play with my emotions like this boo?

You can subscribe to Kirsten’s youtube channel here.

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VigilantSpectre’s Marksmanship Qualification:

From the description:

  • Every member of the team must pass both a primary and secondary weapons qual for multiple reasons, Here is a short snippet of the primary qual.
  • Two positions: one at 150 yards and the other at 250.
  • Shooters start at 150 yrds. They shoot 10 rounds from standing offhand, followed by 10 rounds kneeling and 5 prone.
  • The shooter then moves to 250 yards and repeats this sequence but is allowed to rest.
  • Shooters are given 50 rounds in 3 randomly loaded magazines.
  • 3 minute time limit on each stage with no rollover

I love the “for multiple reasons” vagueness in the description.  You just know these guys sit around at night in multicam panties, drinking and salivating over SHTF scenarios.

Those distances are fine and all, but they failed to say what counts as a pass.  My guess is these guys just have to “shoot” at targets at those ranges, and hits don’t really matter. Might as well throw some targets 1000+ yards downrange too if that’s the case.

Oh yea and one more thing, did Spectre introduce the shooter as “Anus Patriot” at 0:16?  It sure sounds like it, and I really wouldn’t be surprised.

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