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Geek Shoots M4 w/ DARPA Smart Scope

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by RicInOR, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    "You’ve probably never fired an M4 carbine. Until a couple weeks ago, I hadn’t either. But at a recent DARPA demo day, I loaded a magazine (also a first for me), snuggled up to the deadly assault rifle, and looked through one of the most technologically advanced smart scopes ever built."

    um, I've done that, and you have too most likely
    um, I've loaded plenty of mags ...

    Then see the other thread on the self guided bullets.

    Back to the original story - emphasis added
    "There’s nothing about holding an assault rifle that doesn’t feel dangerous or deadly. Mind you, I’m just nerdy blogger with no military experience. So when I tucked my cheek down onto the cold steel, my hands were sweaty. When I flipped the safety switch off, my finger was shaking a little bit. I can’t imagine what an 18-year-old in Afghanistan must feel like at that moment."

    "When I looked into the high res display on the Computational Weapon Optic, the first thing I thought of was Call of Duty. This is pretty silly, since I’ve never played Call of Duty"

    "Firing an M4 carbine kind of hurts. It’s an extremely loud and powerful weapon. Frightened as I secretly was, " -- um, dude if it hurts you are doing it wrong. Did they forget to give you some hearing protection? Powerful? Almost as many forum arguments on that as there are cat videos.

    Yes, Gizmodo is owned and run by the liberal media - Gawker Media - what made you ask that?;)
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2015
  2. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Sounds like fun to me!!
  3. albin25

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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    "So when I tucked my cheek down onto the cold steel..."

    cheek on cold steel?...I hope he wasn't holding it backwards.
    Although that could explain why it hurt so much when he fired it.
  4. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    What a phag.
    U201494 and KTM530XCW like this.
  5. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Ya know, let's not be too hard on the young phellow!
    My hands always sweat when I lay my cheek on cold steel too!
  6. U201494

    U201494 Well-Known Member

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    If my cheeks touch cold steel shrinkage can't be far behind so I put my pants back on.
  7. Heywood

    Heywood Prineville Oregon Well-Known Member

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    You take your pants off to shave???..