Army Salute Fail: That Was A Close Call, Private

Submitted by: Tyronics 6 years ago in Funny

Army salute goes wrong as the gun prematurely fires. Luckily they were using blanks, but he sure crapped himself!
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Male 229
Sad because blanks can still kill people.
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Male 185
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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Male 602
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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Female 631
the guy kept his composure quite well
hats off to him.
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Male 3,482
[quote]At 1.02 he actually tries to catch the beret.[/quote]
No, I think he`s just continuing with the drill. Everyone else`s hands are doing the same thing.
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Male 7,123
Edit fail.
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Male 7,123
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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Male 7,123
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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Male 742
That guy just DOES NOT give a drat.
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Male 802
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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Male 621
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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Male 721
bla bla *something off topic*
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Female 412
Win to the guy who got his hat blown off for keeping his cool.
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Male 169
It took me ages to realise what had happened :L
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Male 1,243
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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Male 1,182
blah blah blah im gonna pretend to be a gun expert blah blah blah
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Male 2,005
think they used blanks for this
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Male 3,147
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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Male 89
BANG! Headshot!
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Male 14,334
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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Male 2,402
@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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Male 759
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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Male 203
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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Male 12,138
vv You know what? I`m with Oldfrt`s explanation.
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Male 749
@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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Male 12,138
Anyone got any schtick as to where this happened? My language skills fail me. Just interested. Anyone?
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Male 2,402
@Cajun247
I think freddyferret is Gomer Pyle from Full Metal Jacket.
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Male 10,855
[quote]No, they weren`t using blanks[/quote]

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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Male 36
they`ve gotta be blanks. no one would fire that many live rounds into the air.
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Male 10,855
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Male 553
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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Male 32
"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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Male 1,548
Balls of STEEL!!!
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Male 35
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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Male 11,740
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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Male 242
BAMF hardly flinched.
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Female 133
I would crap my pants.
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Male 2,402
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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Male 23
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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Male 3
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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Male 2,402
Well I bet a can of whoop ass must have been opened up in the barracks.
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Male 25,416
Wow, at least he kept his cool
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Female 3,001
he hardly crapped himself, he in fact kept it together very well
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Male 28
holy poo, they shot his hair off!
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Male 554
i cant stop rofling
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Male 787
Balls of steel. He kept going. It was the guy behind him lol.
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Male 38,483

jinxie.... they do
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Female 2,927
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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Male 535
good thing they`re only using blanks
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Male 2,344
I would not be able to keep my composure after that
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Male 107
Link: Army Salute Fail: That Was A Close Call, Private [Rate Link] - Army salute goes wrong as the gun prematurely fires. Luckily they were using blanks, but he sure crapped himself!
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