SLRs still in use today?

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by collins, Aug 12, 2008.

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  1. Spotted a squad this weekend tabbing past us this weekend out on the area carrying SLRs. Is anyone really still using this in training? Didn't see who this lot were but how many here still have a few knocking about on the armoury? The cadets I was with were well impressed, thinking it was some find of futuristic weaponry. bless em.

    Col.
     
  2. WAH!
     
  3. Were they tabbing some where hilly? Also did they have 70s porn star tashes?
     
  4. It was me out looking for lone children... Sorry for the false alarm!
     
  5. Command_doh

    Command_doh LE Book Reviewer

    I remember this, its from the opening sequence of 'Who Dares Wins' starring Lewis Collins. Are you sure you weren't just watching it when pished and imagined this whole unlikely episode?
     
  6. Is this a WAH? IIRC they are still used for training as a burden, no slings and longer therefore more likley to cause difficulty.
     
  7. Perhaps the server's slow. Is 15 years a record?
     
  8. at sealand last week there was an SLR hitting plates every time.. its had a few new barrels but still works well.
     
  9. Have you ever touched the cadets in the place where they wee from?

    You dirty peado.
     
  10. They were probably photogs on 'selection' for Cosford.
     
  11. So who owns it?
     
  12. no idea however the same gent was showing off a vickers and others..
     
  13. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    HBSA had a Vickers shoot not so long ago, entry by invitation only!
     
  14. did any of you see the uzi? 15 in drum loaded,, m/t in 11 secs that was allso there.. it hit the butts but that was all..:)
     
  15. The Royal Marines still keep a good selection of working weapons at CTCRM including SLR's - they test fire all weapons each year! or they did about 6 years ago, when I was working in their stores (as a civvie!).