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Old 05-13-2012, 05:19 AM   #31
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I respect that, my father has as a sharpshooter. I don't ask him about it. He has been drinking before and told me some. He has his demons. I'll leave it at that.
Many of us do have our demons. For sharpshooters and snipers, it's a bit different. It's a colder, more calculated kill. For infantry, regular grunts like me, it's a heated thing, much like a bar brawl. Hard to even keep track of who's who, much less just what exactly the hell is really happening. It goes back to training. In the infantry, you train so well (at least you should) that muscle memory and reflex take over. Sharpshooters and snipers have to really concentrate in the dirtiest aspect of their job. Almost like the difference between a fast paced liquor fueled pub crawl, versus a well planned, well thought out weeklong trip with mental photographs for the memories.
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Many of us do have our demons. For sharpshooters and snipers, it's a bit different. It's a colder, more calculated kill. For infantry, regular grunts like me, it's a heated thing, much like a bar brawl. Hard to even keep track of who's who, much less just what exactly the hell is really happening. It goes back to training. In the infantry, you train so well (at least you should) that muscle memory and reflex take over. Sharpshooters and snipers have to really concentrate in the dirtiest aspect of their job. Almost like the difference between a fast paced liquor fueled pub crawl, versus a well planned, well thought out weeklong trip with mental photographs for the memories.
That's a good insight, thanks trip. He said it never bothered him, yet I know he sleeps maybe 3 hours a night.
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I'm pretty cold when it comes down to it but the memory still remains.

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If it bothers someone, please ignore this. The reason I brought this up was that last friday I had to go to the surgeon to have some work done on my right shoulder and arm which has had pins and rods in it from a AK 47 incident 200 years ago. Since then, I've had two operations and thursday week I'm going to have another because shooting and whatever else has made my right arm and shoulder useless. I'm used to working out at the gym 5 days a week and shooting two or three, but I haven't been able to even shoot a pistol lately. My right arm and shoulder right now are useless. The 45 acp injury was a ricochet to my chest that broke one rib, no big deal because that wasn't the first one, just the worst one. Just though I'd clear up why I put this question on here.

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The shots to the front SAPI plates were in a firefight, the one in the back I think may have been a ricochet because it went into the vest at an angle. The one to the head was while standing guard duty with an Iraqi police officer/career criminal. Got sniped, yeah it gave me a concussion, knocked me out, the bullet's jacket shattered like glass and embedded a metric **** ton of little shards in my face. That happened in 2005, and I just pulled yet another metal sliver from my lip the day before yesterday. Sometimes they work their way to the surface of my skin and my razor will snag on one.
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Many of us do have our demons. For sharpshooters and snipers, it's a bit different. It's a colder, more calculated kill. For infantry, regular grunts like me, it's a heated thing, much like a bar brawl. Hard to even keep track of who's who, much less just what exactly the hell is really happening. It goes back to training. In the infantry, you train so well (at least you should) that muscle memory and reflex take over. Sharpshooters and snipers have to really concentrate in the dirtiest aspect of their job. Almost like the difference between a fast paced liquor fueled pub crawl, versus a well planned, well thought out weeklong trip with mental photographs for the memories.
tripp is 100% correct. you would be surpirsed how much training takes over/kicks in without you even knowing it. that is if you push yourself in training. if you half a$$ it, you wont gain a thing.
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tripp is 100% correct. you would be surpirsed how much training takes over/kicks in without you even knowing it. that is if you push yourself in training. if you half a$$ it, you wont gain a thing.
I can testify to that 110%

There have been times that after the incident is over and the adrenaline has settled down, i was like "damn, did i just do that" and my partners were like "damn dude, that was awesome!!"
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never shot but i have been shot at(not going to get into the story) but if it ever comes to it being me or my family or them i will not think twice.

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