Originally Posted by trip286
And a five second fuse burns in three seconds.
Reminds me of my funniest day in the Army.
I was a Pvt E2 fresh out boot and just in from my first 30 Day FTX with the 2/502 AR FT Campbell KY.
We were told to March out to the Claymore/Grenade range to blow a Claymore and toss 2 live frag's.
Things were going fine until I went to toss NY first frag.
Range NCO "some E6 pogue from a mech unit" says "Remove your secondary saftey"...I do
"Remove your primary safety"...I do...AND I ALSO LET THE SPOON FLY!
That Staff Sergeants eyeballs popped so far out of his head I thought they were going to slap me in the forehead! Also, I'm pretty sure he shat his britches!
Then the silly son of a B reached out to grab me! As though I'd dropped the frag and he was going to heave us both out of the pit...BIG PROBLEM as I still had a firm grasp on a ticking LIVE fragmentation grenade!
Keep on mind, ^^THIS^^ all transpired in about half a second as I threw a stiff arm into his forehead to keep him OFF me so I could pitch the grenade over the wall.
The story ends with ^^THIS^^ E6 doing a pretty good R Lee Ermy imitation with his "Get the Fu!k off my obstacle" routine.
My First Sergeant caught up with me back at the unit. He'd heard the whole story secondhand and understandably wanted to know WTF I was thinking.
All I said was, "train as you fight", right 1st Sergeant? Never heard another word about it...also never heard "Train as you fight" uttered on a frag or machine gun range again.
In hindsight it was a pretty stupid move that I had given no thought to doing. Just happened to be throwing "trainers" the week prior out on FTX and follow the same procedure on the live range.