Stick Guns - Is this Walting?

chrisg46

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#1
Couldnt decide if this is best in the Walt thread, or the Internet links thread, so will let someone else make the decision.

Stick Guns
 
#3
wicked sence of humour, i love it lol.
 
#4
It's not walting but a taste of things to come when Gordon reveals his new defence budget plans.
 
#6
I'm 53 and as a young boy we were always making stick guns- and swords or spears.

As we got older it was water pistols/ cap guns/spud guns/Sekiden pistols then on via Gats and Diana or Webley air pistols to the Air Rifle!

Today watching small children pick up a stick and go Bang Bang makes me realise somethings never change!
 
#7
shaka said:
It's not walting but a taste of things to come when Gordon reveals his new defence budget plans.
sounds good to me:

you're never going to run out of rounds,
you'll never gat a bit of 2 by 4 stuck in the barrel,
you can make up your own score on the apwt,
you'll never need a bfa,

and you'll never need to worry about getting the gas plug spotless...
 
#8
archer said:
I'm 53 and as a young boy we were always making stick guns- and swords or spears.

As we got older it was water pistols/ cap guns/spud guns/Sekiden pistols then on via Gats and Diana or Webley air pistols to the Air Rifle!

Today watching small children pick up a stick and go Bang Bang makes me realise somethings never change!
Ah so you have seen my local ACF on excersise then :D

An excellent video, and it did bring back some memories.
You never had to worry about magazine changes or anything with a stick gun.
I do remember one time, during a sticky conflict in my local woods, the injuns/zulus (cant remember the specific enemy but they were 'baddies')
had besieged our base (basically a hole in the ground) and a bayonet charge was in order to see off the baddies.
It was a true tale of derring do, and much hand to hand fighting was involved, there were splinters everywhere.
The enemy was given a good shoeing and we retired for the day back to a friends house for tea and medals (read panda pop and digestive biscuits)
The parents were none too impressed however as it turned out one lad had two broken fingers, another had a broken nose and i had a really bad grazed knee that I thought may possibly need surgery or worse, an amputation of my leg alltogether.

Ah happy days :D
 
#9
jesus...get instead of gat....should of previewed it...maybe a should stick to mlaaring...
 
#10
Love it exactly what I done as a kid like the bit were he mentioned the ACF was too disciplined and a step away from being called up .Must have seen the next white paper on defence :x . Shame really as if the development of the green belt and political correctness keeps marching on then the only way kids will get to play solider/cowboys and Indians etc will be behind a computer as it would be seen to be right wing/fascist
 
#11
That was mint.

Anyone else note that the car scene is supposed to be a glider realease?

Following a tractor, then the tractor bears off, the tone changes slightly, more intesnse
 
#12
Brilliant, memories flooding back.

Should be used as the next recruiting advert.
 
#13
:D Quality video, the only thing missing was "Tick you're alive"!

PMSL at the 84 drills!

There was a comment on his profile

This was a time where children in the UK had only three channels on their TV sets, a time before Playstation or access to the internet, leaving me and my mates to make up the numbers in our games and depend on our imagination”.
Ah, the good old days, when your Mum and Dad didn't go into a flat spin if you were ten minutes late home! Me and my mates used to roam for miles, home made assault course a la Krypton Factor complete with rope swing over muddy stream! :D
 
#15
Not seen the video yet - as the facist firewall at my place of work has websensed it!!

but i do a bit of a story

During my Det commanders course in January 1991, in the run up to Op Granby, there was little or no blanks and only one or 2 thunder flashes.

the course veered along with lots of shouts of bang bang etc and we came to the covering open ground and throwing a grenade scenario, but there were no grenades, and worse still no thunder flashes.

so each section had to scour catterick training area for potato sized stones and launch these at the pretend enemy, took me back to being a kid, so as i launched mine i shouted large stone.

this was quickly followed by me jogging around the training area with my Real Weapon above my head, a stick one would have been better!!

i also think this episode helped in my getting a F in the course.

fun times though.
 
#16
This was a time where children in the UK had only three channels on their TV sets, a time before Playstation or access to the internet, leaving me and my mates to make up the numbers in our games and depend on our imagination”.
This kind of upbringing is becoming more and more rare - and im fortunate enought to have had it. Discovering the world for yourself with a few friends, making catapults from wood and elastic bands and trying to hit birds and rabbits. You'd never hit but you'd always try. Ropeswings that health and safety would have a heart attack if they saw, mud, tree climbing, hide and seek in a railway embankment... find me, im flat on the track! I wouldn't sawp anything for my childhood and i can only hope im able to give my future kids the same.
 
#17
drills and field craft to boot.... watched it several times, still laughing now
 

chrisg46

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#18
certa-cisco said:
Not seen the video yet - as the facist firewall at my place of work has websensed it!!

but i do a bit of a story

During my Det commanders course in January 1991, in the run up to Op Granby, there was little or no blanks and only one or 2 thunder flashes.

the course veered along with lots of shouts of bang bang etc and we came to the covering open ground and throwing a grenade scenario, but there were no grenades, and worse still no thunder flashes.

so each section had to scour catterick training area for potato sized stones and launch these at the pretend enemy, took me back to being a kid, so as i launched mine i shouted large stone as i threw mine.

this was quickly followed by me jogging around the training area with my Real Weapon above my head, a stick one would have been better!!

i also think this episode helped in my getting a F in the course.

fun times though.
Agreed. My story happened during some Fish and chips at longmoor village. Having cleared through one of the houses into the basement, we found a barricaded entrance to the tunnel system. Pl Sgt shouts "throw a grenade down there"
"we aint got any, we ran out two rooms back"
"Arrse, throw a notional one then!" A few seconds silence, then the time honoured shout...
"notional GRENAAAADE!", followed by "notional BANG", then notional screaming i.e the word "notional" being screamed repeatedly by the opfor on the other side of the barricade.

As the man says, fun times...
 
#19
That vid was superb!!!

Having just (literally) returned from the woods with my wife and sons where we did 'bloke' things it was great to have some memories jogged with that.

We always used to play "Dead Man's Fall" as a nipper too......you picked your weapon of death and then one lad shot, blew you up or threw it at you....you then died the most gruesome and exciting death you could while launching yourself off the hill, branch, diving board or whatever you were playing on.

Winner was picked by the bloke doing the shooting and he got to shoot everyone in the next game - anyone else play that or was I a special needs kid?? 8O
 

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