Gun Myths

What gun myths did you first believe before you started military service / used a firearm in combat? I'll start.

>using silencers for home defense because they're cool

>.22lr will bounce around in skull

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The biggest gun myth is that guns exist.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      bullshit my uncle works for remington and has seen so many guns, they definitely exist.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Your uncle is lying to you.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How's weather in the UK?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I live in bulgaria

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >What gun myths did you first believe before you started military service / used a firearm in combat? I'll start.
    you just alienated 99.9% of PrepHole all the hasserved left years ago.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Where did they go?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Somewhere better.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        afghanistan, mostly, some of them are stationed in Europe tho

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        College, personally.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    That people in the military know how to use guns

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      once saw someone who served in the army shoot at a ~2 x ~2 ft paper target from like 10 ft away with a pistol. maybe even closer than that

      shots ALL over the target kek. like edge to edge. was ridic

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Well most units only go to the range once a year, and MPs are the only units that regularly practice pistol Marksmanship. Being in the military just means have at least shot a gun before, not that you're good at it. Don't know why that's so ridiculous to you.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        He probably never pistol qualed, many don't.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      A Cpl i used to work with during summer told me that 9mm was more powerful than 5.56 because it was bigger

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        And you think he's wrong? Hah, silly child.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Facts

      https://i.imgur.com/0Mu6Dx3.jpg

      What gun myths did you first believe before you started military service / used a firearm in combat? I'll start.

      >using silencers for home defense because they're cool

      >.22lr will bounce around in skull

      That being good with a gun is enough to succeed in combat.

      Comms, command and control, tactics, and good SOP's that people actually know and adhere to are far more important than marginal differences in the size of groups you print when you zero

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Luck too. A lot of luck. It's unbelievable how easy it is to die to bullshit you never saw coming.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      PDWs are useful against armor.

      Also this

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    that guns don't kill people, people kill people. but as it turns out, it's the guns. the guns are the thing that kill people.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The military and police are where I hear the most fuddlore at this point.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Actually it's not, it's the bullet.
      Unless of course you're clubbing the victim with the gun when it's then definitely the gun.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      no really its air support that kills people

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    American has the most powerful military in the world.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't want them to hear a RaGiNg DrAgOn, I want them to die. Turns out bullets are a lot faster than sound so I'll keep the can thanks.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    That guns are loud

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      guns get quieter the more you use them, takes a little break in period

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >What gun myths did you first believe before you started military service / used a firearm in combat?
    that getting shot hurts

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    That they would fill the sadness in my heart.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I thought most dedicated shooters were into reloading since dad and grandpa did it. Turns out, it's relatively uncommon. Anyway, I still enjoy it.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I thought you could reload a machinegun while just holding it standing like in the vidya games.
    >I've done it with a 249, it's not impossible, you're just juggling a lot of shit.
    >With a 240B it's damn near impossible.
    >I also thought a 40mm grenade had a much bigger boom.
    Did 6 years in the Mreens and I've been in the Guard for 5. All as a POG. Aircrew in the Mreens and 88M in the Guard.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Aircrew in the Mreens
      is that like a crewchief? What'd you do?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Crew chief is in change of the Aircrewman. Usually a SSGT. I was part of a CH-53E crew. Mostly I worked the left gun or unloaded and loaded troops and cargo. Pumped fuel. Stood watch when we landed somewhere weird. Made altitude call outs when we were sling loading something. Helped with the hoist. I'm sure there's more but that's what I remember off the top of my head.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I remember the first time I used a pump shotgun ejecting an unspent shell because I thought you needed to fully pump it before firing.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Well you do to load a round and cock the hammer.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why would you not use a silencer for home defense?
    I've actually heard guns go off inside a house before, right fucking next to me, and I can't imagine trying to keep it together while firing at a home invader.
    A silencer might not make it hollywood quiet, but at least it would do something to improve your odds of functioning in a life or death scenario.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I mean wouldn't it be true for any round to "bounce"? Many combat medics or emt talk about treating rounds from 556 to 9mm impacting the chest and coming out the armpit or neck

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What gun myths did you first believe before you started military service / used a firearm in combat? I'll start.

    a .50 bullet bzooiiiing 30cm away from your body make you explod because of the blast

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The classic Hollywood "shot in the shoulder, still perfectly fine" trope. Turns out that damage to the subclavian artery isn't a wound that can be shrugged off.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      haha nice

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Grenades are really powerful, clearing out rooms and blowing limbs off

    Grenade shrapnel is tiny, it'll hit and pepper you but unless it's within a few yards it won't kill somebody wearing any kind of armor. 40mm is even worse - even if it lands within arm's reach it's a tossup whether it actually deals a mortal blow or if it just rings your bell in armor.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I beg to differ on the 40mm. I put a few through windows in my time and can say they are most certainly very lethal. I also captured hajis who had been freddy mike-miked and, yeah, they survived, but they were writhing around in the dirt full of holes and leaking like a sieve. If they hadn't been given our level of medical attention upon capture they woulda either bled out or died to sepsis.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    CQC isn't cool. It's incredibly dangerous and something that must be avoided at all costs. If you have to enter a building to clear it you fucked up. A problem can and should be solved from outside, before you're forced to go in.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I thought you needed to be smart and it turned out that everyone im "gun culture" is basically a high school D student

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    When I was a kid, I thought the forward assist was a port for 40mm grenades. I also thought serrations the slide represent how many rounds it can hold.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Was a muhrheen. I thought missiles made this big whooshing noise and sailed leisurely to the target. Turns out they make a bigass blast and just fuck off outta that tube fast as hell.

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