SLRs still in use today?

#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
collins said:
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.
WAH!
 
#4
collins said:
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.
It was me out looking for lone children... Sorry for the false alarm!
 
#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.
 
#8
at sealand last week there was an SLR hitting plates every time.. its had a few new barrels but still works well.
 
#9
collins said:
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.
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.
 
#12
no idea however the same gent was showing off a vickers and others..
 

ugly

LE
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#13
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!).
 
#16
Allegedly deactivated SLRs are used by some units for loads for training.
I read that on Wikipedia, so it's possibly bolleaux.
 

ugly

LE
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#17
At Biggin Hill the RTT had an SLR, SMLE and an A1 on display, none were deactivated and all were in need of a clean!
The youngish looking cpl looked shocked when I stripped the SLR and made me promise to put it back together!
 
#18
collins said:
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.
I believe 49 PARA still use them. 8)
 
#20
ugly said:
At Biggin Hill the RTT had an SLR, SMLE and an A1 on display, none were deactivated and all were in need of a clean!
The youngish looking cpl looked shocked when I stripped the SLR and made me promise to put it back together!

I was 'issued' with an SLR (they called it an R2) about 3 years ago on a wildlife shoot (filming not blatting) It was supposed to be for scaring off Lions apparently and was still in service with the unit. The actual patrol members each had what they called an R4 which looked like a Galil.

I tried it out on the 'range' and accidently slipped the safety all the way around to auto and blew apart a melon sitting on top of a termite hill about 100m away. Unfortunately I was aiming at tin can about 10m away.
 

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