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Finnish RK-62 and other small arms have the same system. Two things about using it:
1. While the blank firing adapter breaks apart the wooden bullet all of that splintery sawdusty wood still *leaves* the weapon. Meaning that when you’re doing exercise (with those beep-y fucking bondage fetishist combat simulation laser-tag systems that I forget the name of but hate with a deep passion to this day) and someone on the ‘other’ side decides to shoot you point blank because they’re a dumbass and forgot about safe firing distances? Face full of hi-speed woodpulp. If it’s the style of BFA that spits it out to the sides then if you’re next to your buddy and he starts shooting? Hah, fuck you.
2. I lied. All of the sawdusty wooden bullshit does NOT leave your weapon. You’re out in the field for week long exercise. You dump hundreds of rounds through your rifle during the course of each day and you barely have any time to clean it; also when you took it out of storage back at base you had fuck-all time to clean the oil off. Woody oily concoction of pulpy sawdust bullshit all up in your shit, in the gasport, over every nano-meter of the barrel, ALL over the internals of the gun. By now it’s burned itself into a solid mass of bullshit.
3. Conscript Dumbass who does not know how to attach his BFA to his weapon properly. You spend every exercise terrified that Conscript Special-Needs is going to take a shot at you and you’re going to have a BFA dent in your forehead because ‘I thought I put it on right, Sarge. I swears!’
4. Seriously, who the fuck invented that laser-tag fetish gear and thought it would be a good idea? With my flakvest, my M05 vest, attached radio equipment, and then that thing on top of it? It seemed designed solely to piss everyone off. Of course every exercise we did had to involve using it.