Monday, December 10, 2012

I'm the only one qualified to what is this I don't even...

Found here.

Sure as God made little green apples, that man's carbine is as devoid of sights as the moon is of air.

It's from the Nat Geo show Border Wars. I would somehow feel marginally less surprised, if not necessarily any better, if the back of his vest read "Policia", but there you go.

41 comments:

Woodman said...

That's the way it came from Walmart!

The downside to all the "We're winning" posts.

Anonymous said...

The local to us news had a story this morning about a murder that happened over the weekend-the crime took place at the 3k bust house in the Rio Grande Valley segment that aired about 2 weeks back. Talk about notorious!!

Joseph said...

It was bad enough when The Walking Dead did this (AR + No sights). At least that is a scripted, fictional zombie where the zombies are more believable than most of the gun play.

Heck, just to play devil's advocate for shits and giggles, maybe he has the worlds smallest red dot on the back of the receiver? (which we don't see)

Tam said...

Joseph,

Given the amount of the top rail visible, I'm having a hard time picturing even a T-1 back there...

KM said...

You don't need no stinkin' sights when you just know where your bullets are going.

Anonymous said...

He becomes the bullet!

Gerry

taylor said...

But Tam, just look at his HIGH SPEED TACTICAL SUSPENSION SYSTEM! I mean, that thing has more straps that a parachute harness...

Anonymous said...

You don't need no stinkin' sights when you don't have to worry about where your bullets are going.

GuardDuck said...

Once you been specially trained to point shoot a pistole, doing it with a rifle ain't nuttin special.

Sheesh. You'd think all you supposed gunnies would know that.

taylor said...

We would also know that the effective combat range of that weapon goes from 200 yards to 25 and under if the person is a good shot.

Not everyone can point shoot well.

Besides which, you can point-shoot just as fast with a gun that has sights on it as with one without, but you also get the option of AIMED FIRE...which, again, is 90% of the point of a rifle (that an penetration)

Windy Wilson said...

Is this better or worse than the National Guardsman some 6 years ago whose picture included a red dot sight mounted on the rifle BACWARDS?

GuardDuck said...

Sarcasm tag failure......

Joe in PNG said...

According to the CSGV, hip shooting with an assault rifle is like totally moar deaderly that aimed fire.

tailwind said...

That's a movie rifle - no matter where you point it, the bullets hit the bad guys when you pull the trigger.
Or, alternatively, that's why God made tracers and full auto.

Devynsdad said...

As long as the muzzle is pointing towards the Mexican side of the border who cares if he aims? (Insert rim-shot here)

global village idiot said...

Anon 6:02 - huh?

Anyway...

Anyone who'd ever been to Iraq knows that the security for most posts was handled by men and women recruited from Central African nations. They're a blog post all on their own but I'll only go into one aspect.

At one lonely little post about 15 miles from the border with Iran (FOB Caldwell/KMTB if anyone remembers it), the Ugandans there had something that looked like an AK-74 but chambered in 5.56x45 as opposed to 5.45x39. Which was weird enough but every single one of them had the rear sight milled off. Not just removed - the two bits into which the rear sight pivot was set was entirely removed.

Never got a satisfactory answer as to why this was so.

gvi

Roy in Nipomo said...

Maybe he is a good Muslim and the bullets go where Allah wills it...

Critter said...

Zen ammo.

Joel said...

Aw, he's just got some tiny yet extremely tactical optic on the rear of the receiver. We can't see it through his massive badassitude.

BGMiller said...

And my tax money is paying for that....

Dang, I need a drink.

BGM

Robin said...

If he starts whaling on a speed bag while straggling it, I'm running.

Kristophr said...

The sights are where he has them on his GLOCK ... on the side of the firearm.

Yo!

Anonymous said...

We see sightless flat tops in the movies now and then too.

"That's the way it came from Walmart!"

Yup. Simple as that, alas. If cops used more Remington 700s, we'd be seeing those without sights too, as they come that way from Wal Mart.

Remember the Super Duper tough guy with the Aimpoint sight mounted backwards, guarding "democracy" after 9/11? -- Lyle

Old NFO said...

Sigh... They DO exist don't they...

DaddyBear said...

The Force is strong with this one!

Anonymous said...

No mon! the mag gets loaded with tracer, He puts the blip switch on R&R and makes a beaten zone. It REALY helps if you don't care whats behind the target. That way you kill EVERY "MF" down range. Thats a real old school door gunner trick.

Anonymous said...

Anon 4:33

Dripping with qualified immunity means "No sites needed for MEEEE!"

Ed Foster said...

Best door gunner trick I ever saw was Crazy Roger, who'd spent several years as an aerial gunnery instructor at Kaneohe.

He said he didn't need tracers after the first two or three milion rounds, so he pulled the fifth round tracer from every belt and shot nothing but ball.

Funny how everybody else came back with holes in their plane, and Roger's bird was ungodly lucky. Tracers work both ways, for the guy on the ground as well as the guy in the air.

Which has nothing to do with Officer Krupkie there, I concede. Rather than two or three million rounds, I wonder if he wasn't simply pulled off a desk and put in a picture as a warm body.

Reminds me of a campaign picture of Al Gore that his father was passing around back in '68. There was the ferocious young private, with an M-16 over his shoulder, presumably off in the wilds of Vietnam defending the American way from the Godless Red Menace.

But the weapon had no magazine in it, had the heavy rubber armory cap over the muzzle, and he had two reload bandoliers across his chest, Pancho Villa style.

In addition to having 20 stripper clips with no magazine to put them in, the frightening jungle behind him was obviously southern lob-lolly pine.

I suspect there are a lot of people in government who spend too much time watching TV. Where do I get one of those NCIS Glocks with the recoilless ammo, or is that only super agent issue?

Anonymous said...

Looks like somebody didn't spend their DHS lard-grant properly. The dept probably bought an ice cream machine or a tank.

mustanger said...

1- I recall "The Green Berets" was filmed at Fort Benning, GA. Georgia pine trees, Georgia swamp... Nam don't have an ocean view sunset... neither does Benning. I wonder if Al Gore was actually at Benning when that photo was made.

2- The Glock and recoiless ammo... was that the preference of "Very Special Agent Tony DiNozzo"? Yeah, I watch NCIS, too.

Brad K. said...

Is that one of the "Fast and Furious" guns being taken to a pawn shop for transfer to the local drug cartel? But that would make the "officer" an ATF agent, undercover as a local police officer on ATFBE assignment . . gack.

I suppose that, as a fully qualified police officer, anyone he shoots must, by elimination, be a bad guy. When you only have to worry about complaints from the survivors. . sigh.

Anonymous said...

SIGHTS!?! Policia don't need no stinkin' sights! They just gonna choot first and ask questions later(aka K-leave-land, O-hiya)

Ed said...

Two options here:

1. He has dropped a rifle on its scope so many times that he is issued a rifle without a scope, but he is required to use a super-duper harness restraint sling assembly so he doesn't drop another one.

2. "Spray and pray" has been taken to a whole new level, just like amplifiers with knobs that go to 11 on "Spinal Tap".

Anonymous said...

I saw a guy at the local range last week with the exact same setup. He managed to keep most of his rounds on the berm.

TomcatTCH said...

Tell me there's no magazine in the poor SBR!

Divemedic said...

I showed this to a cop buddy, who seriously told me: “If you are familiar enough with your weapon, you don’t need sights.”
Even worse, he is an Army veteran.

global village idiot said...

There is, of course, ample precedent for the likes of him:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Spion_Kop

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Majuba_Hill

global village idiot said...

Actually the entire First Boer War shows the stark contrast between government marksmanship/field craft and that of determined civilian defenders.

gvi

Sigivald said...

With that short barrel, I'm sure it's minute-of-narco at 20 yards, sighting it over the rail...

Which is all he needs, "plainly"...

Geodkyt said...

GVI:

Way back in the mists of time, Peter Kokalis was writing about one of his trainer trips to Central America, where some genius in a Girl Scout hat allegedly had convinced an entire battalion of the local prestige rapid reaction force to saw the sights AND bipods off their US Military Assistance provided M60 GPMGs, to make them easier to carry in the jungle.

Kokalis refrained from immediately flying to Fayetteville to go find, and beat senseless, a clueless snake eater who rendered many, many kilobucks worth of US taxpayer dollars into nearly worthless firehoses for turning money into noise for no effect beyond CQB ranges.

Ken O said...

Sigh. I am from the Rio Grande Valley, AKA Northern Tamaulipas. This does not even surprise me. I was pulled over by Barney there in '99. Officer dipshit took my CZ75, and racked the slide, whiteout dropping the mag, his finger on the trigger, while giving me a Lee Paige lecture. Shenanigans in Matamoros are Hogan's Heros meets Dragnet.