first published on December 28, 2015 by Josh
First and foremost here’s a warning. Warning: Do not try this in your backyard, or your front yard, or anywhere, anytime, ever.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a foreign country training in an extreme manner. I understand the intent of exercises like this, but the risk doesn’t justify the training received. If you kill one of your students doing something like this, you’re now at a minimum, one man down.
Every time I watch this video, or one like it, I get the chills. No matter how many times I see it, I am waiting for one of the guys crawling to get shot. There’s a reason training techniques like this were tossed out by larger military’s a long time ago.
One poorly placed round, or lapse in fundamental marksmanship, can end the life of a student. This training technique also does almost nothing to desensitize individuals to incoming fire. The only productive realistic rehearsal these guys are going to receive from this, is a crash course in combat life saving after an instructor shoots a student.