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Army Salute Fail: That Was A Close Call, Private


Army salute goes wrong as the gun prematurely fires. Luckily they were using blanks, but he sure crapped himself!

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Date: 02/25/11 03:29 PM

51 Responses to Army Salute Fail: That Was A Close Call, Private

  1. Profile photo of Tyronics
    Tyronics Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 3:32 pm
    Link: Army Salute Fail: That Was A Close Call, Private - Army salute goes wrong as the gun prematurely fires. Luckily they were using blanks, but he sure crapped himself!
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    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    February 25, 2011 at 3:37 pm
    I would not be able to keep my composure after that
  3. Profile photo of EntrE
    EntrE Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 3:38 pm
    good thing they`re only using blanks
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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    February 25, 2011 at 3:41 pm
    you`d think they`d have regulation that if your standing that close you have the barrel pointing at a higher angle.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 25, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    jinxie.... they do
  6. Profile photo of VirtualParty
    VirtualParty Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 3:48 pm
    Balls of steel. He kept going. It was the guy behind him lol.
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    wko Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 4:15 pm
    i cant stop rofling
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    bamfaber09 Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 4:46 pm
    holy poo, they shot his hair off!
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 5:22 pm
    he hardly crapped himself, he in fact kept it together very well
  10. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 25, 2011 at 5:41 pm
    Wow, at least he kept his cool
  11. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
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    February 25, 2011 at 6:00 pm
    Well I bet a can of whoop ass must have been opened up in the barracks.
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    Spysnake Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 6:12 pm
    This happens. In my experience, some people just can`t remember the finger rule. Few from my company got damage to ears from blanks in field practice. However, props for the front guy, he clearly has balls of steel! :D (or just fears the instructors too much to react, who knows)
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    IriamuBeiron Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 6:14 pm
    he actually took that like a solider. i would have been on the ground with poo in my pants and a big wet stain in the crotch area
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    February 25, 2011 at 6:52 pm
    BTW this is why a better trained professional soldier does not point his rifle muzzle at anyone other than the enemy he intends to shoot.
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    frEbAsnSuga Female 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 7:25 pm
    I would crap my pants.
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    basherrr Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 7:36 pm
    BAMF hardly flinched.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    February 25, 2011 at 7:58 pm
    No, they weren`t using blanks. It just hit his hat instead of his head. If it had been a blank it would have had to be just a few inches from his head to knock off his hat.
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    kingofqueens Male 30-39
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    February 25, 2011 at 8:01 pm
    Props for not dropping a load right then and there!
    To think he was just fractions of an inch away from dieing. Makes you think.
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    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 8:06 pm
    Balls of STEEL!!!
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    Hudini12345 Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 8:16 pm
    "No, they weren`t using blanks. It just hit his hat instead of his head. If it had been a blank it would have had to be just a few inches from his head to knock off his hat."

    They were using blanks. you do not use live ammo in ceremonies like this. Also, a blank WOULD knock the dudes hat off, there is enough force generated to do that.
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    Plague555 Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 8:18 pm
    i remember when my flight was doing a ceremony for memorial day at a park. the local police brought shotguns to salute arms. i was an element leader and when they shot the first round the girl next to me ducked xD that was so funny she shat herself hahaha
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 8:22 pm
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    That1Guy124 Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 8:23 pm
    they`ve gotta be blanks. no one would fire that many live rounds into the air.
  24. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 8:24 pm
    No, they weren`t using blanks

    Are you mad? If they weren`t using blanks where the fu<k are bullets going to go? Oh yes that`s right into somebody else who`s MILES away.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    February 25, 2011 at 9:02 pm
    @Cajun247
    I think freddyferret is Gomer Pyle from Full Metal Jacket.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    February 25, 2011 at 9:47 pm
    Anyone got any schtick as to where this happened? My language skills fail me. Just interested. Anyone?
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    Oldfrt Male 50-59
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    February 25, 2011 at 9:50 pm
    @bamfaber09: "holy poo, they shot his hair off!"

    That, or his short and curlies grew so fast and suddenly that the hair on his head got sucked back into his scalp.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    February 25, 2011 at 10:08 pm
    vv You know what? I`m with Oldfrt`s explanation.
  29. Profile photo of Gorodetsky
    Gorodetsky Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 10:17 pm
    It`s called a slam-fire. It was the AK-47 that the man who got his hat blown off was holding. He slammed the bolt forward resulting in the premature fire. It means his bolt and chamber need inspected, and or, replaced. There is no way of telling if it was a blank or not from this video.
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    number43 Male 70 & Over
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    February 25, 2011 at 11:16 pm
    Gorodetsky,
    Nice try. The dude that had his hat blown off...his gun never fired. It was the guy behind him, who`s hands you can`t see. So there`s no way of telling if the shooter jumped the trigger or had a malfunction. And I`d say it`s safe to say they were using blanks, as they were firing directly into the air and nobody called a cease fire after the mishap.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    February 25, 2011 at 11:27 pm
    @davymid
    The flag patch on the BDU`s looks to be white on top and red on bottom. That is Poland.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    February 25, 2011 at 11:59 pm
    Wow good discipline for that guy!!!It looks like a stuck firing pin but why would they chamber live ammo for that??? If those were live.
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    SonicWolf Male 13-17
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    February 26, 2011 at 12:29 am
    BANG! Headshot!
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    February 26, 2011 at 1:35 am
    poo... what a time to have negligent discharge...

    I`d guess blanks and it`s the wadding that`s shot the other guy`s hat off, but can`t really tell as no blank firing attachments on the weapons - but none are needed when manually re-c ocking a weapon.....but I`d guess them as it`s not normal to use live rounds on an honour guard duty.
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    kribbe Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2011 at 1:50 am
    think they used blanks for this
  36. Profile photo of basketkase
    basketkase Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2011 at 5:11 am
    blah blah blah im gonna pretend to be a gun expert blah blah blah
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    spanerbulb Male 30-39
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    February 26, 2011 at 5:45 am
    blah blah blah I`m going to make an insipid comment because I don`t have any kind of meaningful contribution and resent others who have a wider range of knowledge and skills that I will ever hope to have as I live out my narrow minded and mundane existence blah blah blah
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    Joshyboy989 Male 13-17
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    February 26, 2011 at 5:58 am
    It took me ages to realise what had happened :L
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    TokioKoos Female 18-29
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    February 26, 2011 at 6:13 am
    Win to the guy who got his hat blown off for keeping his cool.
  40. Profile photo of JoeYC
    JoeYC Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2011 at 6:25 am
    bla bla *something off topic*
  41. Profile photo of Khronnus
    Khronnus Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2011 at 7:45 am
    I don`t think that was live ammo. And if it was, what the hell were they using live ammo for a freaking drill?
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    Enjin Male 30-39
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    February 26, 2011 at 9:24 am
    That was disappointing. I was promised crapping but the guy barely flinched. If I hear a gun go off behind me and my hat flew off I`d have thought for sure I was dead.
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    parkm Male 13-17
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    February 26, 2011 at 10:02 am
    That guy just DOES NOT give a drat.
  44. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
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    February 26, 2011 at 10:36 am
    Blanks. Really, blanks. They were firing into the air in a city. This is not New Year in the Philippines.

    The hatless guy had serious self-control. Promote him on coolness alone.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    February 26, 2011 at 10:43 am
    Blanks. Really, blanks. They were firing into the air in a city. This is not New Year in the Philippines.

    The hatless guy had serious self-control. Promote him on coolness alone. At 1.02 he actually tries to catch the beret.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    February 26, 2011 at 10:44 am
    Edit fail.
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2011 at 11:38 am
    At 1.02 he actually tries to catch the beret.
    No, I think he`s just continuing with the drill. Everyone else`s hands are doing the same thing.
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    3002-3038 Female 18-29
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    February 26, 2011 at 1:54 pm
    the guy kept his composure quite well
    hats off to him.
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    T-Marley Male 70 & Over
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    February 26, 2011 at 5:04 pm
    Number43, actually Gord is half-right.

    Though the discharge was from the soldier behind him, the cause was still a slam fire. Evident through the fact that the discharge was timed perfectly with the bolts closing in unison. It is a common problem in cheaper AK`s, due most likely to an incorrectly installed or loose firing pin. It is also extremely prevalent in AK`s that people try to make full auto by polishing the trigger group, which is fun because they slam fire and don`t stop until they run out of ammo.

    They are being cycled manually because most blanks don`t throw out enough pressure to fully force the gas piston (and thus the bolt) for enough back to extract the previous and cycle the next round.

    Oh the fun things you learn with a Yugo SKS, blanks, and Potato Rifle Grenades.
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    asurazero Male 18-29
    185 posts
    February 26, 2011 at 10:05 pm
    at that range most of the gas pressure from the blank must have missed, even a blank at that range can be really nasty, the fact that he was`nt bleeding after that proves it just came close....they need a shot of the beret that got blown off...bet theres some holes in it...
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    Abandonnez Male 18-29
    229 posts
    February 27, 2011 at 11:12 am
    Sad because blanks can still kill people.

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