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Your Photo Op Sucks

  1. See that little lip there? That is where the web of your hand goes; its what it was made for.
  2. Crossing your thumbs doesn’t make your shooting extra lucky, it just makes it harder to manipulate the controls and robs the gun of stability on the left side.
  3. All of your shots will be going to the right; possibly into the next target. Just the tip of your finger is all we need.
  4. I’m old and it is getting harder and harder to keep both eyes open and focus properly. But when possible, keep both eyes open; sometimes bad guys pop up on the left side too.
  5. You’ll go blind that way.
  6. You’re not going to listen anyway, so I guess it doesn’t matter if you can hear after today.
  7. Tactical scrunchies are either black or camo and cost $80.

This is obviously a staged photo-op with no one shooting anything. But this is why I can hardly watch TV any more. I know too much. (nobody at no time ever can hack the Defense Department‘s encryption in 60 seconds from a borrowed laptop in a nightclub!!!)

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  • Tam  On October 15, 2011 at 6:51 am

    Handgun training in any military, including ours, is pretty rudimentary.

  • oneavgjoe  On October 16, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Is that closest pistol a Makarov?
    If so, and she has weak hands, that DA pull is close to 12 lbs so she may need the finger placement (#3). The thumb is still wrong>

  • Richard Allen  On October 16, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Well, given the number of causalities our military has taken because of unarmed service members (Marine barracks in Lebanon, USS Cole, Ft. Hood, Little Rock, etc) perhaps the military should spend a bit more time on individual weapons training including handguns. Police and others walk around armed all the time. Since most studies would indicate that military personnel are better educated and more intelligent than their peers in civilian life, I am sure they can handle it. And I am sure that the military could find some other training to eliminate.

  • Kristopher  On October 16, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    You can have a tactical scrunchy in pink if your handgun or AR has pink furniture on it.

  • Jerry  On October 16, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    The weapons in question look a lot like CZ 52’s to my aging eyes. If they’re really touching them off, I’m buying some stock in a hearing-aid company tomorrow.

    Jerry

  • Manfred  On October 17, 2011 at 7:40 am

    All military are low on PPE for the grunts, its to let them know how loud it is. As for cross thumbs it is easer to let slide release off

  • Tim Ellwood  On October 17, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Those pistols look alot like Walther PPK co2 bb guns, hence the no ear protection. I still don’t understand why there is no eye protection though.
    Age wise, they look like ROTC program kids.

  • Tam  On October 17, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Tim Ellwood,

    Those are Makarovs, or some variant thereof. Agewise, they look like 18-20 y.o. draftees to me.

    • Tim Ellwood  On October 17, 2011 at 9:42 am

      “Those are Makarovs, or some variant thereof. Agewise, they look like 18-20 y.o. draftees to me.”

      Your 100% right, I did not look at the slide release closely enough. The camo is what is throwing me off though, looks like standard woodland, but off somehow.
      I guess when you get my age, all “kids” look 12

  • Sigivald  On October 17, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Russians, I reckon, what with the Makarovs.

    They have a “Flora” pattern that looks a lot like Woodland.

    (http://www.kamouflage.net/camouflage/00017.php).

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