Now I would change it thusly:Could a Front Sight Combat Master or Range Master make these shots? Yes, they could, but would only attempt such a shot in a true, life-and-death situation.
And I concur.Could a sufficiently experienced shooter make these shots? Yes, they could, but would only attempt such a shot [with a live hostage down-range] in a true, life-and-death situation.
Do military guys ever do stuff like that?Signal 69 said:That guy sent in those videos because he is or was applyng for a job there at Front Site. I really do not believe that he will be using students for that type of training at least for civilians.
Your average grunt (Marine Infantry) does not do this type of training. Marine Special Operations Command (Marsoc) formerly (Recon or Force Recon) that was depending on who your boss was, would do some of this. I have seen SAS officers sit in the fun house amongst dummy targest and there men come in and take brain shots hitting all the dummies but the officer. They did not let us do this. They did let us stand next to a target with another marine on the other side and our team mates shoot at the target that was in the middle of us also got us in a group and shoot to our left and right so that we would know what is was like to hear a bullet wiz by our heads. They called it the angry bee.samman23 said:
I like that idea, I'll have to share that with some of my Army friends who are still in.gunsmoker said:Here's an idea: to re-create the "risk" of hitting a hostage target, put a $100 bill in a balloon and blow it up.
Attach the $100 balloon to the hostage target. Use a couple balloons, maybe one on the head area, and two more on the body. Total cash at risk $300.
Underneath the hostage target, have a metal pan with some sawdust. Sprinkle it with lighter fluid and light it.
Then commence the hostage-rescue shooting drill.
If someone pops a balloon, the shooter's money falls into the fire.
P.S. And if you fail to neutralize the bad guys in the allotted time, your money is not returned to you.
Instead, it's donated to charity. How's that for a high-stakes drill that will make your palms sweat?