Germany: Soldier gets probation for deadly gun accident

#2
NEVER point a weapon at anyone, even in jest!
 
#7
Unless it's a press photographer....

TBH the odds are stacked in favour of the photographer, even at this distance "Moss" is likely to miss...
Poor drills on the German though, usually only the yanks are that daft.
 
#8
TBH the odds are stacked in favour of the photographer, even at this distance "Moss" is likely to miss...
Poor drills on the German though, usually only the yanks are that daft.
Lets put it this way. His defense tactic of claiming that he has not been trained properly, was a non starter.
 
#9
Wasn't there an occasion a few years ago in Iraq where a british soldier was shot in the head with a sniper rifle at close range in the accommodation?
 
#12
TBH the odds are stacked in favour of the photographer, even at this distance "Moss" is likely to miss...
Poor drills on the German though, usually only the yanks are that daft.
a bloke i know ND'd through the tent after fannying around with a sig had pointed it at someone just before he fired. he later said he didnt actually know why he didnt pull the trigger (he did think it was clear incidentally) and that it was pure chance that he hadnt shot him in the face from 3ft, which was a shame because that lad was useless
 
#13
TBH the odds are stacked in favour of the photographer, even at this distance "Moss" is likely to miss...
Poor drills on the German though, usually only the yanks are that daft.
Oh yes..............!!

There was the case of the Police Chief who was in his office dry firing his unloaded weapon. He finished, reloaded, was just about to holster when the phone rang. He answered, waffled for a good few minutes, put the phone down and because his thought process had been interupted he picked up his pistol to dry fire again. That was a fatal interuption for the guy in the nextdoor office. Said Police Chief has apparently gone on to forge a career as a gun writer, I shit thee not.

Two weeks ago on a pistol course, one of the septic numpties was re-holstering with his finger on the trigger, it caught the holster and he nearly shot his foot off. True, I was in the next lane.
 

the_boy_syrup

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#15
Wasn't there an occasion a few years ago in Iraq where a british soldier was shot in the head with a sniper rifle at close range in the accommodation?
Yes it was disscussed on here IIRC one of the lads thought uit looked cool so picked it up and was ******* about with it when it went off.

I worked with a girl whose brother was shot and killed in an unload bay by his mate ******* about.

I stil remember the video we saw of the guys in Ireland where he shouts "steady" to the Bedford driver and the lad makes ready, forgets and shoots his mate in the accomodation.
 
G

goatrutar

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#17
Oh yes..............!!

There was the case of the Police Chief who was in his office dry firing his unloaded weapon. He finished, reloaded, was just about to holster when the phone rang. He answered, waffled for a good few minutes, put the phone down and because his thought process had been interupted he picked up his pistol to dry fire again. That was a fatal interuption for the guy in the nextdoor office. Said Police Chief has apparently gone on to forge a career as a gun writer, I shit thee not.

Two weeks ago on a pistol course, one of the septic numpties was re-holstering with his finger on the trigger, it caught the holster and he nearly shot his foot off. True, I was in the next lane.
Happens here a bit with our coppers. Particularly after they replaced revolvers with glocks.
Best one was the copper who was sent out with a shotgun to kill a particularly savage magpie having a ud with it and shooting his partner in the arse.
 
#19
Reminds me of an incident in the Bundeswehr many years ago. A SNCO thought it was funny to carry out mock executions on national servicemen. One day the invevitable happened, the pistol was not quite as empty as the SNCO thought. Two careers came to an abrupt end.
 

AlienFTM

MIA
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#20
I stil remember the video we saw of the guys in Ireland where he shouts "steady" to the Bedford driver and the lad makes ready, forgets and shoots his mate in the accomodation.
Not an easily-forgotten training film that one.
 

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