I'm wondering the exact same thing.Please don't think I'm trying to stir the pot, but what kind of handguns allowed the triggers to be pulled, and/or the hammers to fall with a chamber flag in place?
Would the chamber flags you were using allow the gun to come into battery?
You need to remove your head from your *** and verify your target before even raising your rifle, let alone thumbing the safety and putting your finger on the trigger and taking up slack. Brown and white, does not a deer make.I was deer hunting a few years ago. Had a pretty good stand with a well used trail about 50 yds below and to my right. It had a couple of bushes between me and the trail, but whatever came up that trail was going to walk right into a beautiful shooting lane after passing a large tree. I hear something coming(sounded like an unalerted deer)so I put the gun up. Through the bushes I see brown,so off comes the safety(dumb on my part). "deer gets closer and I can see white of the chest,as well as brown,Then the deer steps out from behind the tree. It was a girl dressed in brown pants,and a brown leather jacket,with a white turtleneck sweater underneath!!!Scared the bejeezus out of me! I went up to her and gave her HELL! She was out for a walk and had no idea it was hunting season and really didnt realize that I almost killed her. I made her put an extra orange hat that I had with me,and then I walked her to her car. I was too rattled to hunt anymore that day. Not exectly on the topic,but similiar.
Been in the Army long? We used to use MILES on every field problem.While I was in the Army stationed at Fort Hood. My unit went on a week long FTX (Field Training Exercise). We were at about day three and a brand new PV2 was I guess having a bad day because for some stupid reason he decided to point his weaon at me at close range with a mag in the weapon finger on trigger and sighting on me. He learned a hard lesson that day. Do not mess with SPC Young. Upon him doing that I reacted with the utmost haste and I hit his weapon out of the way and followed up with a very nice (As I was told by a few people) butt stroke to the head (Slamming the butt of your M-16 to the side of the head causing a almost fatal blow if done hard enough). Now he was lucky because he had is brain bucket on and strapped basic training tight. So that saved him from serious physical damage other than a ringing in his ear and a whopping headache. I was grabbed by out Squad leader and escorted to the Commanders tent where once the PV2 was able to walk they brought him too. He was talking all sorts of stuff like how he was going to have me arrested for assult. That was untill the commander asked what happend and with the aid of witnesses the story was told and verified. He ended up not doing a darn thing to me and told the PV2 that maybe he would think before leveling a weapon on another solider the next time and the commander added that the PV2 would be doing some extra duty to enforce that upon him. From that day on he never gave me any trouble.
I do not take kindly to having a weapon pointed at me and you better make darn sure you are willing to use it OR ELSE. It is this reason I never got in to paint ball. My idea of fun is not getting shot at weather it is a paint ball or a real bullet.
I was in from 1995 till 2003. We never used miles gear unless we were at NTC. My unit was part of the 13 COSCOM we did not warrent such equipment. But we would always get the newest commo gear. We were the test rats to see if it was up to snuff before giving it to 4th id or 1st cav.Been in the Army long? We used to use MILES on every field problem.
Ahh, COSCOM, gotcha'. I've been on live fire ranges, where my team mates were sending lead around me on both sides. I've set off Bangalore Torpedos from a few feet away from the wire. I've called arty and aircraft 'danger close'. It doesn't bother me to have guns, loaded or not, pointed at me, as long as I know that the operator knows what they're doing.I was in from 1995 till 2003. We never used miles gear unless we were at NTC. My unit was part of the 13 COSCOM we did not warrent such equipment. But we would always get the newest commo gear. We were the test rats to see if it was up to snuff before giving it to 4th id or 1st cav.
MILES gear is stupid and never worked. I got a hold of a god key so I never died anyways. and if we did die they would come and reset us anyways.
I did once change my HMMWV from that to a M1 tank on the miles gear. HEHEHEHEHE. I never got killed.