Once upon a time groups of Soldiers were trained to visit strange countries and protect noblemen who required very close protection. In order to help these soldiers do there duty they were given lots of training on various weapons including how to zero them so they could hit what they where aiming at. When they arrived in there foriegn land they were given the weapons of there trade and told to go and fire them to see if they worked and also to use there training to zero them. This gave the soldiers confidence as they knew there weapons would fire if needed and also that they had a chance of hitting what they were aiming for. But then all this changed the soldiers were told they could not test there weapons unless they could find a range that came up to Pam 21 standards even though the ranges had been and where being used by the local soldiers. This meant that in most countries where these soldiers deployed they could not test fire or zero there operational weapons. Resulting in them carrying weapons for six months without even knowing if they worked !!. One wonders what the newspapers would make of this if they found out that the inportant people where being protected by people who dont even know if there weapons work. Is there not also a duty of care to the soldier to ensure that he is best prepared for the job. Not firing a weapon for six months hardly qualifies. However as someone was once heard to say in the kingdom of longm**r When was the last time they had to fire there weapons anyway !!! THIS SCENARIO COULDNT HAPPEN FOR REAL COULD IT !!!!!!!!