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I think most people record there reload time in firing situations, ie up in the firing postions, taking on mag out and another in and firing again, he was in a Hummer with no mag in with the gun held up in front of him.

A cool video to be sure, not gonna win any oscars thou you could go for the blair witch type film, thanks for sharing that Eric.

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I think most people record there reload time in firing situations, ie up in the firing postions, taking on mag out and another in and firing again, he was in a Hummer with no mag in with the gun held up in front of him.

A cool video to be sure, not gonna win any oscars thou you could go for the blair witch type film, thanks for sharing that Eric.

Yeah, I may get an Emmy though :)

Pretty much, it wasn't a recording on how fast I reloaded my weapon, it was basically the point at which we locked and loaded while rolling out, and some of Tirkit, admittedly not much given I was in a Hummer. But I would say that on average 5 seconds is the norm. One time I got stopped because the bolt didn't slam totally forward, so I had to slap the magazine, which was probably around 2-3 seconds, but doesn't feel that way when you're in contact. It simply becomes automatic through time and experience with your weapon. One soldier who I knew said that when his weapon stuck, he simply pulled back on the charging handle, without thinking about it, then continued firing. Same way with the magazine changes. It's just automatic. You think about it for the milliseconds it happens, but while you're thinking, you're acting.

Actually the M1114's are very good at acceleration, given the weight, and the engine is more than capable of getting that vehicle moving. I gotta watch myself when driving on the FOB to not go too fast or I will get my license taken for a week... Plus I'm a little of a speed demon on the roads too... :devil:

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Nope, we got M1s on post :). Even if they get off post, there's Kiowa Warriors with Hellfires. And besides, there's some goober walking around with full magazines, should they overpower someone. Plus we escort the ###### out of them. Besides, even if they thought about it, it probably will be overpowered that the fact that we pay them. Not much security yeah for that, but Nobody doesn't watch them.

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