Shooting through rolled down windows, would you?

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by wolverine_173, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. wolverine_173

    wolverine_173 Monkey

    Would you do this to your vehical?

  2. ditch witch

    ditch witch I do stupid crap, so you don't have to

    Well, it IS a Chevy....
  3. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus that case...a few through the engine block instead of through the open windows might be the go! ;)
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  4. Grand58742

    Grand58742 Monkey+++

    Only if the name on the title isn't mine
  5. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King |RIP 11-4-2017

    Of course I would if the situation called for it.

    As part of a drill? Probably not, since it is too easy to use something else..
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  6. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Windows down or up a mans gotta do what a mans gotta do !
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  7. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    In a training role I think using plywood cutouts to simulate this method work well. In the real situation of using the vehicle as a shield and then shooting through the window or whatever the case, absolutely. Like Gator said, you do what you have to do.

    As a side note, it is just a Chevy....shoot away ;)
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  8. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    As a BTW, I know one so called hunter that shot the top of his Truck Hood. Seems he forgot the difference in height of his scope v the barrel of his rifle!!! FUNNY! To me any way.
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2014
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  9. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    My mom did that when dad was trying to teach her how to shoot.... very funny to me as a 12 year old at the did not think it was so funny. She flinched and shot right thru the hood and out the wheel well. :rolleyes:
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  10. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Yup that noise and hollow sound will get your attention.
  11. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Good training drill Wolverine, just think I would you use obstacles such as plywood and barrels rather than high value vehicles for the drill.
  12. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    JMHO, but car doors, pick up beds etc only provide cover in movies. A man with a rifle would have taken this guy out in seconds. Engine block and wheels are the only efficient bullet stoppers on a vehicle. Crouch beside the front passenger side wheel and shoot around, over or under, using the engine block as a barrier to incoming fire.
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  13. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    7.62 would cause a bad day for anyone using a vehicle as cover.... indeed.
  14. Pyrrhus

    Pyrrhus Monkey+++

    While conducting some live fire training in 29 Palms, CA, I had a gunner whose M240B went down. He couldn't get it back in action quickly, so he turned to his M4...and put 7 well-aimed shots into the ballistic glass of the turret. He didn't account for the "drop". During the investigation afterwards, the IO asked my Sgt who was in the HMMWV if he noticed anything unusual. Sgt Nguyen replied, "Well sir, it was really fu€£!~g loud!"

    Moral to the story, the drop between the scope and the barrel matters.
  15. wolverine_173

    wolverine_173 Monkey

    Just a simple test to see how confident you are in your shot when it counts
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  16. wolverine_173

    wolverine_173 Monkey

    Check out my other vids, normally I use barrels

    just a longer shot

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  17. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Good stuff, Wolverine. Some of the best operators train with automobiles as obstacles and try to use them as more of an asset than a burden. Of course they won't stand up to heavy and sustained fire, but using the tire rims and engine you can hold of a bit of fire if you had to. Using the car door openings to get a shot off is a good idea, and so is practicing prone, rolling and switch hand prone shooting underneath the car. Urban combat is absolutely a reality, no sense denying it. I believe the Art of the Tactical Carbine video (Magpul Dynamics) had something like this in it. Too bad I can't share that with you guys...

    And Chevy's should be targets, not training assists. ;)
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2014
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  18. wolverine_173

    wolverine_173 Monkey

    Thanks, its a fun way to train
  19. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    There is a difference between cover concealment and camouflage... It's best to know the difference as your life may rest on this knowledge...
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  20. Dogfood

    Dogfood Monkey+++

    Yep and that truck is concealment at best, really not much better than being in the open. Hard cover is your friend.
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