Mike over at Every Day, No Days Off, has been collecting videos of “Hardcore” trainers that do foolish and dangerous things.
Mike notes the goofy flips (seriously, wouldn’t a wide lunge step be more controlled, faster, and offer just as small a profile for the enemy to engage?) and the turning of the back on the threat-line to reload.
I’ll also note those speedy reloads. These guys likely shoot the hell out of those AK-74s, and still mag changes take FOREVER! Factor in improper seating of the mag, and this is why I sold my AK and bought an FAL. I dunno about you, but I think I can get 60 rounds down range in well-aimed shots with my SKS feeding 10 round chargers than I can with my sold WASR-10 and two 30 pre-ban mags.
The one useful thing was their little “break dance” routine in the dirt. It actually looks like a neat way to quickly cover 360 degrees of thread while keeping your profile VERY low. Not something I’d ever see myself getting use out of, but maybe if I was trying to reclaim Georgia for the Soviet Empire I might see that differently. Still the inverted fire is a little “Top Gun” for my tastes, and I fail to see what it gains tactically.
Also note at 3:20, we see why military guns all have lanyard loops! When you’re carrying your pistol in a piece of shit holster and it falls out as you run around, you can grab that lanyard and flip it up into your hand to stuff it back into the shitty holster for its next roller-coaster ride.
Of course people who rely on pistols like beat cops or civilians who legally carry (the criminals stuff the gun in their baggy jeans or comparatively tighter sweatpants) simply make do with a well-fitted holster with maybe a mechanical retention device. Given that these guys have RIFLES I’d say a flap holster would keep the gun free of dirt, and firmly in the holster for the unlikely event your rifle dies.
Wow thanks for the morning laugh, Mike! Keep them coming! (And keep an eye at that other website for an unattributed cribbing!)