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11/22/2017 10:05:29 PM
Posted: 9/9/2004 7:28:44 PM EST
thought this was odd. Is that his carry handle on the right rail? Odd, none the less.

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Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:31:49 PM EST
No not odd...Its just there so it can be close by should the aimpoint go down or you need to make a far shot.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:42:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By sstrucknguy:
No not odd...Its just there so it can be close by should the aimpoint go down or you need to make a far shot.



or his pockets were full of other stuff
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 8:01:14 PM EST
It's a common practice. It's better to have it there where you know where it is and have it handy than to have it in a ruck or a pocket where you might have to dig for it or where it might fall out and get lost.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 10:04:38 PM EST
Judging by the little strap that he has on it.......I guess it falls of from there too?
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 10:19:26 PM EST
The strap is there to keep him from having to bend down or get off the vehicle to fetch it if he drops it when mounting it on the rifle. Makes perfect sense.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 10:30:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By Iceshark03:
The strap is there to keep him from having to bend down or get off the vehicle to fetch it if he drops it when mounting it on the rifle. Makes perfect sense.



Yup...

Israelis have been seen doing it with mags, too...
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 2:27:34 AM EST
The "Strap" is actually 550 Cord which is shroud lines from a Parachute. and in the Infantry, everything of value is "Dummy Corded" to prevent losing it (Remember the kids with Mittens and strings attached to them) . Experienced troopies know how the field "eats" everything. so to prevent losing a High dollar item like NVG's, M68 CCO's etc. they use 550 cord to make a lanyard from "You" to the equiptment.
keeps from losing Important stuff when you need it the most, and from having to pay for a "Statementt of Charges" for equiptment you signed for and then lost.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 8:29:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By Harv24:
The "Strap" is actually 550 Cord which is shroud lines from a Parachute. and in the Infantry, everything of value is "Dummy Corded" to prevent losing it (Remember the kids with Mittens and strings attached to them) . Experienced troopies know how the field "eats" everything. so to prevent losing a High dollar item like NVG's, M68 CCO's etc. they use 550 cord to make a lanyard from "You" to the equiptment.
keeps from losing Important stuff when you need it the most, and from having to pay for a "Statementt of Charges" for equiptment you signed for and then lost.



Yup, dummy cord everything and anything. That is the golden rule.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 8:35:49 PM EST
It's for the gangsta style of shooting when they're in the hood yo!
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