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    Forgotten Weapons > M1 rifle grenades explained.

    I learned a lot. Some cool slow motion footage too.

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    Yeah, no...but it's always fun to listen to civilians teach things like that...
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    To be fair, they address that. Regular blanks vs grenade launching cartridge.

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    Ian and Karl put on a good program and do a good job in researching their material I find. However personally I would not find the programming to be considered instructional, and I don't quite think they try to do exactly that. Compared to the other youtube and enthusiast videos, their product is of a higher quality than most, and in some cases is the only way many can ever experience those technologies. I consider the material to be representative in many cases but good none the less.

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    Rifle Grenade Jarts

    File this under "Don't try this at home".

    If I've bored you with this story before, my regrets.

    Back in the 80s I knew a couple of guys. They were brothers. One worked at a gunshop which had a 300 yd rifle range.

    If you can recall the yard game called "Jarts" these guys had their own version but with M1icon Garands and one of those very large M31 practice rifle grenades..

    They would take up positions about 150 to 200 yards apart and lob that thing back and forth, seeing who could get the closest.

    That grenade was big enough it was fairly easy to see as it went thru its ballistic arc. But one day I was observing and the guy on the receiving end lost visual contact with it. When it hit the ground he was bent over with both hands on top his head and running around in little circles. Full blown circular panic had set in.

    Brings to mind the adage "Horseplay - it's funny until someone gets hurt....then it's hilarious."
    “...successful rifle shooting on the range is nothing more than first finding a rifle and lot of ammunition which will do precisely the same thing shot after shot, and then developing the same skill in the rifleman.” ~ E. C. Crossman

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    Really enjoyed the video. I had only seen them used in movies, so it was an informative video. I checked and I do have the correct gas plug. Neat!

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