That's interesting, do you have any links ?
Then you don't know many veterans. It is absolutely the kind of stuff that veterans make up.This is the second such testimony I've seen, the first was from a British soldier describing a contact in Afghanistan. I can't believe this is the kind of stuff veterans would makeup
First saw that in a John Wayne western (whose title I had quite forgot - IMDB confirms it was Rio Lobo). American documentary reporter George Plimpton got himself dressed up as a cowboy, among the 'heavies' and stuntmen enacting a barroom shootout.Here's Hollywood's idea of a gunfight. Note how the bodies will often fly off in the opposite direction when hit, as if propelled by rockets
I happened to be idly browsing Forgotten Weapons and I thought the clip below (kinda) illustrates how difficult it can be - under pressure - for even an experienced shooter to deliver accurate fire. Watch Gun Jesus deliver an extended series of near misses at ~150m.One factor is that many folk overestimate their shooting skills: a few opportunities in DCCT-like 'tactical trainers' demonstrate how easily "I fired six shots at short range, there's no way I could have missed" turns into "here's where your shots went, not one of them on target" when you watch the playback.
I was standing behind there watching it happen, and feeling that my thoughts about the FAMAS and its crappy sights were being fully vindicated right there!I happened to be idly browsing Forgotten Weapons and I thought the clip below (kinda) illustrates how difficult it can be - under pressure - for even an experienced shooter to deliver accurate fire. Watch Gun Jesus deliver an extended series of near misses at ~150m.
Are they not used in the jungle? I've not been.Iron sights are for those too poor or daft to fit a schmexy optics rail and optical scope, or for those whose fecking SQMS won't issue one's personal SUSAT sight which is the only thing that would guarantee one hitting something at over a hundred metres away.
He never got over the bad feeling... He was hoping that the last stage would vindicate .357 Mag, but it didn't!Did you share that thought with Ian before or after he got over feeling bad about his choice of pistol?
Are they not used in the jungle? I've not been.
Also, with engagement ranges of tens or even single metres you simply don't need it.Yeah, from what I've read about jungle warfare, employers of the SA80 used iron sights. Mainly because if you're in triple canopy jungle, you can't see any farther than the end of your hand anyway, so what's the point of magnifying that by times four?
You wouldn't chuckle.AIUI optical sights also can have issues due to the humidity.