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1/22/2020 12:12:56 PM
Posted: 10/7/2007 4:46:14 PM EST
....and then run around the house with a live grenade in your hand, looking for a piece of tape or string to hold the thing together while you bend the pin to put back in?

I have.
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 5:07:44 PM EST
IIRC way back about the time that grenades quit having fuses you had to light with flint and steel or a lucifer, folks have been using cloth tape to secure the spoon to the body.

Might be a good idea for you to at come into the 20th century with your grenade handling practices

Link Posted: 10/7/2007 5:11:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lion_Dog:

Originally Posted By rangermonroe:
No, but I did accidentally pull the pin on a frag once. Damn thing hooked on a wrought iron handrail. Had the spoon against the side of my mag pouch, so nothing happened.

tink... tink... life flashes before eyes



I still would buy your video for a dollar.


mjohn, how do you accidentally pull the pin? ....mmm?


Yes I could see how that would be more than upsetting - glad you just got the shits and not the RIP.

And thanks for your service.


No hijack attempt... just as it happened...pucker factor was high for a second or two, then I put the pin back in. Had a little help from a guy named O'Connor, who was my plt sgt at the time. It was a long time ago, and I don't get to tell that story often (if ever).

Still curious... mjohn?

How did your episode of 'Oh Sh*t!" go down.

it should start...

"No shit, guys, there I was...."
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 5:12:44 PM EST


Link Posted: 10/7/2007 5:14:10 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 5:14:47 PM EST
Not twice.

Once Mr. Pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.

And a smoke grenade will burn a structure down.
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 5:14:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By PSYWAR1-0:
IIRC way back about the time that grenades quit having fuses you had to light with flint and steel or a lucifer, folks have been using cloth tape to secure the spoon to the body.

Might be a good idea for you to at come into the 20th century with your grenade handling practices




+1 Wrap the spoon in tape and leave a buddy tab on the tape. Do it high on the spoon so that the tape is above your grip when in your hand. That way, you can unwrap it while you have it in a throwing grip.
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 5:14:58 PM EST
Pics of smoke grenades? I wanna buy some but they're so damn expensive I would rather spend the money on something more practical, like ammo.
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 5:16:33 PM EST
Ever discharge a firearm inside the house?

You don't even notice the smoke and cordite smell, the sound is the only thing you really remember.

Oh, and a mag dump done in anger can be suprisingly well grouped.
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 5:19:19 PM EST
Wow... Must not have been payin that close of attention.. The pins on a standard fuse take a good deal of pressure to pull.. Much more than most people think... I would have thought one would notice something wrong before it got to the point the cotter pin let go...



But man would that have been a fun time!!! What color was it? I can just see your whole house covered in bright orange or red "dust" that those things let out... I still have a pair of boots that the orange will NOT come off of... But thats what happens when your buddy throws smoke in you tent!
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 5:19:45 PM EST
Never on accident
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 5:21:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By PeteCO:
Ever discharge a firearm inside the house?

You don't even notice the smoke and cordite smell, the sound is the only thing you really remember.

Oh, and a mag dump done in anger can be suprisingly well grouped.


WTF did you shoot that was powered by cordite?
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 5:23:22 PM EST
In our battallion, when soldiers used a smoke grenade on an FTX they had to turn in the ring, pin and spoon to account for the spent smoke grenade.

We had some soldiers who had some extra old grenade spoons they found on the ground, and decided to take home some free smoke grenades by pulling out the pins and rings from two grenades and taping the spoons to the grenade bodies. Then the genius put the two grenades in his cargo pocket.

You can guess how that turned out.

Burns, purple burned DCUs and Article 15s.
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 5:24:18 PM EST
As OPFOR, I let loose a smoke grenade inside the MOUT killhouse on accident. I tried to lob it out the window before the students made it to the house, it filled the rooms up with thick, purple smoke. I wasn't well-liked since the students used OUR smoke to THEIR advantage.

Simunition rounds HURT.
Purple boogers are gross.

B_S
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 5:29:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By Blue_Suiter:
As OPFOR, I let loose a smoke grenade inside the MOUT killhouse on accident. I tried to lob it out the window before the students made it to the house, it filled the rooms up with thick, purple smoke. I wasn't well-liked since the students used OUR smoke to THEIR advantage.

Simunition rounds HURT.
Purple boogers are gross.

B_S


Lol, your purple boogers remind of being in the shop while cars are being painted. Though a horrible idea, I've watched a few cars be painted without wearing a mask. Only for a few minutes at a time, and with ventilation, but the colored boogers are gross! I've had red, blue, etc.
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 5:33:01 PM EST



You should have pulled the pin and thrown the cat.


Good stuff.....
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 5:33:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By NwG:

Originally Posted By PeteCO:
Ever discharge a firearm inside the house?

You don't even notice the smoke and cordite smell, the sound is the only thing you really remember.

Oh, and a mag dump done in anger can be suprisingly well grouped.


WTF did you shoot that was powered by cordite?


Fine, fine. "Smokeless powder smell".

Glock 32.
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 5:39:31 PM EST
I one time accidentally lit a roman candle up inside the house. Instead of putting it in the fireplace i went and pointed it towards the sink and turned on the water. Rather than shooting in one direction, they used the slope of the sink and fucking shot everywhere.

Not my brightest moment
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 5:49:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
....and then run around the house with a live grenade in your hand, looking for a piece of tape or string to hold the thing together while you bend the pin to put back in?

I have.


Set off a stingball with OC in my basement once.



Little rubber balls bouce all over when they hit bare concrete walls.

Av.
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 6:17:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By Avalon01:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
....and then run around the house with a live grenade in your hand, looking for a piece of tape or string to hold the thing together while you bend the pin to put back in?

I have.


Set off a stingball with OC in my basement once.



Little rubber balls bouce all over when they hit bare concrete walls.

Av.
WOW
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 6:20:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By Avalon01:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
....and then run around the house with a live grenade in your hand, looking for a piece of tape or string to hold the thing together while you bend the pin to put back in?

I have.


Set off a stingball with OC in my basement once.



Little rubber balls bouce all over when they hit bare concrete walls.

Av.


Where you LE at the time? If not, a dealer? How did that work out for you?

-Ben
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 6:26:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/7/2007 6:28:34 PM EST by Lord_Grey_Boots]

Originally Posted By rangermonroe:
No, but I did accidentally pull the pin on a frag once. Damn thing hooked on a wrought iron handrail. Had the spoon against the side of my mag pouch, so nothing happened.

tink... tink... life flashes before eyes




You know, thats why you TAPE the friggin spoon on....

ETA...sigh...the one time I don't read the entire thread...
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 6:35:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By PeteCO:
Ever discharge a firearm inside the house?

You don't even notice the smoke and cordite smell, the sound is the only thing you really remember.

Oh, and a mag dump done in anger can be suprisingly well grouped.


So, is the cat okay?
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 11:29:59 AM EST
Had a brain surgeon pull the pin on a CS grenade in the barracks while still in basic training. Uncool!!
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 11:59:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By okiehunter39:
Had a brain surgeon pull the pin on a CS grenade in the barracks while still in basic training. Uncool!!




wtf is a recruit in BT doing with any kind of 'ordnance', let alone in the barracks with it!?!
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 2:15:54 PM EST
smoke grenade? no. CS grenade?..............h.gif
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 2:20:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By justsayin:
smoke grenade? no. CS grenade?..............


Welcome to the site my friend.


-Ben
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 2:21:34 PM EST
Maybe I shoulda done a bit more background checking before I gave you the cat?!!?
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 3:12:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By PeteCO:
Ever discharge a firearm inside the house?

You don't even notice the smoke and cordite smell, the sound is the only thing you really remember.

Oh, and a mag dump done in anger can be suprisingly well grouped.


So, thats how you dealt with the cat problem?
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 3:14:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By millerized:
Maybe I shoulda done a bit more background checking before I gave you the cat?!!?


Link Posted: 10/8/2007 3:17:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2007 3:19:48 PM EST by Hanzerik]

Originally Posted By Blue_Suiter:
As OPFOR, I let loose a smoke grenade inside the MOUT killhouse on accident. I tried to lob it out the window before the students made it to the house, it filled the rooms up with thick, purple smoke. I wasn't well-liked since the students used OUR smoke to THEIR advantage.

Simunition rounds HURT.
Purple boogers are gross.

B_S


Sim rounds hurt...don't be such a pussy Coop I didn't see you get shot by 6 dudes rushing the building with M4's and blasting away at you from five feet until you went down and stopped moving. I have scars on the back of my legs from that one LOL. I think I remember you and that grenade...Cop CST?

I never pulled a pin unless I was going to throw it. I did booby trap one of those MOUT houses (B_S knows of which I speak; One with the trap door in floor and small side door). There was no one "inside" when the grenades went off, the grenades dropped to the dirt 3 feet under the house when they went to open the doors.

OPFOR is about the only thing I miss about that job. Lots of good times we had.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 3:24:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2007 3:29:07 PM EST by Smead]

Originally Posted By Pita_146:

Originally Posted By rangermonroe:
No, but I did accidentally pull the pin on a frag once. Damn thing hooked on a wrought iron handrail. Had the spoon against the side of my mag pouch, so nothing happened.

tink... tink... life flashes before eyes



I still would buy your video for a dollar.




Talk about pucker factor.


Not quite show stopping, if you know how a grenade works, but fixing the "problem" deserves immdediate attention.

Freak out occurs when the distinctive sound of the striker hitting is detected as the spoon whirs away.

Link Posted: 10/8/2007 3:29:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By splitbolt:
i186.photobucket.com/albums/x120/pokethru/grenades.jpg



You pulled the pin and threw the pin...



I'm gonna take a wild stab at it and say you're Polish.





- BG
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 3:30:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By Smead:

Originally Posted By Pita_146:

Originally Posted By rangermonroe:
No, but I did accidentally pull the pin on a frag once. Damn thing hooked on a wrought iron handrail. Had the spoon against the side of my mag pouch, so nothing happened.

tink... tink... life flashes before eyes



I still would buy your video for a dollar.




Talk about pucker factor.


Not quite show stopping, if you know how a grenade works, but fixing the "problem" deserves immdediate attention.

Freak out occurs when the distinctive sound of the striker hitting is detected as the spoon whirs away.



ping... chink...
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 3:34:04 PM EST
At least frags have the secondary thing that holds the spoon in besides the pin. Can't remember the right terminology for that.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 3:34:08 PM EST
So how much are smoke nades these days?

Seems like it would be a neat party favor to have around.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 3:36:50 PM EST
Here in Wyoming you can get some pretty kick ass smoke grenades from the fireworks stands. Not as good as the military kind, but pretty long lasting, with lots of smoke.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 3:37:26 PM EST
No, but I "accidentally" lit a smoke bomb in the house when I was a kid. Mom was not happy.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 3:45:43 PM EST
I am most affected by this subject...
My grandfather was in the army during the Korean war and among other things brought home several crates of smoke grenades. He was a chemist (passed away) and believe me I am still find extremely dangerous stuff he has just left around (corroded pen flares? tear gas pen capsules? Mauser Navy Broom handle? the one with stock case and drum magazine?

Anyways he was a cool gent and after he passed I put all of the smokers in my reloading room. While I was stacking them up I noticed a box full of LIVE BLASTING CAPS. So my dad and I did the responsible thing and called the sheriffs dept. to take them off our hands. They did... and said smoke grenades were illegal... I bout scream but my dad told me to stfu and don't argue with a cop he was taking dynamite outta here and I wasn't to say a thing.

Turns out they weren't illegal...
I KNOW THOSE SOBS HAD A BLAST SETTING THEM OFF AT THE RANGE
I saw the look on their faces... Haha dude lets set em off as soon as we get back
j0hn
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 3:54:44 PM EST
Glad everything turned out ok.
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