Being in the firearms community has its drawbacks. Especially if you're a combat vet.
All day long I see posts and comments from guys who buy a plate carrier, a rifle with some rails, and a Glock 19, engage in conversations about combat
tactics, what "they would do" in a SHTF situation, and how badass they are because they have the latest gear. This rant addresses those people. If you
are one of those people, listen closely.
1. You are NOT a sniper, or expert marksman if all you ever do is shoot at stationary targets at an indoor range at 25 yards. You are not a good shot
if your groups from your Glock 19 are 8 inches at 7 yards and you have the cojones to call that "combat accuracy" as if you know anything about
2. Buying a plate carrier, a bunch of cool looking multicam uniforms, hard knuckle gloves, and a backpack you fill up with crap you'll never use does
NOT make you a soldier. Your fat ass can't even run 50 ft or drag a requisite 170lbs man with gear on for 25 yards.
3. You can't spend your way into being a soldier/SF operator. That takes commitment, physical endurance and training your fat ass doesn't want to do.
You just wanna look the part and hope no one notices your gut hanging over your multicam pistol belt.
4. You don't get to talk about combat if you can't even commit to changing the above points 1-3. Playing Call of Duty does not make you experienced in
ground combat. The second someone starts shooting at you, the minute a bullet actually hits something near you, you will realize how woefully
inadequate you are for the task of (A) repelling an attack on your position, (B) suppressing an enemy, (C) keeping your # together long enough to
PROPERLY break contact without getting killed.
5. You are not a 3 percenter, revolutionary, or freedom fighter. You're a fat ass Joe Nobody plopped down in front of your computer on forums and
facebook talking trash about things you can't control and don't have the discipline to do anything about while you pose for photo-ops with all of your
expensive gear and firearms.
6. People you care about die in combat. You are neither prepared for, nor do you understand the process of watching your friends die while STILL
having to do your job. God knows as a soldier I wasn't prepared for it, I have no doubt someone with no training and ideas of grandeur would fall
apart the second an enemy bullet pierces the skull of your closest buddy. Stop pretending you could handle it. Stop pretending that it's something you
7. PT. Don't even talk about PT right?
This is what I see when you people flap your gums
You're fat...Even if you're not, you eat like crap. You lead a sedentary lifestyle. You don't research ways of exercising to better yourself and maybe
cutting it close enough to keep up with a basic level soldier out of a supply MOS, let alone the Infantry or operator level guys you want to emulate.
You put no effort in. You can't even walk long distances without passing out from exhaustion. Your bones are weak, your muscles are weaker still...You
bought all this god damned gear you can't even haul around at the range without getting winded and worn out and you want people to believe you could
hack it in combat?
Time to wake up GI Joe.
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You don't have to be in the military or ex military. But you do have to take what you want to be seriously enough to be able to do it. The vast
majority of these types do not have the motivation to do anything but spend money on gear they don't know how to use.
I agree on that point.. especially the ones that shot a gun once and now know everything there is to know. Your last paragraph took me off guard
though. It assumes way too much about people you don't know.
At first your post came off as you described, but by the end it honestly seemed like an insult to anyone who isn't ex military but just likes
shooting or talking about guns.
Priceless i wish i could applause you for that statement i have weapons and a concealed and my biggest fear is actually having to use it thats why i
have the utmost respect for any combat vet.
my Favorite line was just because you play CALL OF DUTY does not make you combat ready!!! S&F a reply to: projectvxn
I see a trend of everyone being a "special operator" as of late and it pisses me off. I was a USMC infantry man for 4 years and a protective
services agent for MNF-I for a while, I worked with real special operators and they were really incredible people and I hate it when some ass hat in a
bar shows up in his NG uniform with his ranger patch whilst 40 pounds over weight talking about standing gate guard in some major base, it takes away
from the legacy and honor of the real men and woman behind the trade. I detest them the first time I had rounds down range at me I remember feeling
helpless I had nightmares for awhile of the concrete being chipped of the pillar I was taking cover on that was bouncing off my kevlar I had grown
into after awhile but never got used to it, these assholes have no respect for the situation and act as though a human predator is somehow less
proficient then them. I can tell you fighting men are nothing to treat like you are better, I hope these people do not ever have to endure the rigors
of everyday combat or feel the experience of getting your gear caught up in concrete and rebar in a bombed out building while trying to fire and move,
the feeling knowing you are slowing down your team and the fear for your life at this vulnerability over a ****ing magazine pouch. I am fuming right
there with you bro!!!
Very well said! I take it you've seen some of the doomsday prepper shows.hillbillies with AR-15's,ready to overthrow the gov't.I used to sell
muzzle brakes and such to survivalists,these clowns love to spend big money on anything camo or flat black with a catchy name.
(post by Iamthatbish removed for a manners violation)
All I see is a fomentation of an "us versus them" mentality. Its counter productive. Instead of hating or insulting these folks, perhaps it would be
prudent to offer actual advice or practical experience? It does no good whatsoever to further the already vast gulf between civilians and military/
law enforcement. This is simply my opinion, however.
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