Originally Posted by colmustard
Not when doing this before duty every day. we only had about 10 mins or so to do it and there would be quite a few of us, waiting for an armorer to check it, one of the bigger reasons it was done also was there were a few idiots who decided to steal a few rounds from there mags and replace with broken pencils under still exsiting ammo, so it gave the illusion all rounds were there, because before all that the armorer would only press down on the mags at the end of the shift to make sure they were full. But years went by and they said it was still being done for the intention of the mags. Funny thing we never shot that ammo, and we always shot new ammo when we would qualifiy.
Heh Heh, yupp, Armorers have some tricks up their sleave. I will have to write a couple of stories of when I was in charge of the pistol range. What a job. WOW hog heaven.