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Posted: 2/19/2006 5:37:34 PM EDT
In the rudimentary training I received in the past, no one ever told me to bang the AR-15 (or any other) magazine on my head, helmented or otherwise. Could anyone tell me why this is commonly done in the movies? Does it help align all the bullets against the back of the mag? Or just looks cool?

Link Posted: 2/19/2006 5:38:12 PM EDT
It packs the ammo to the rear.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 5:39:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/19/2006 5:40:54 PM EDT by WildBoar]

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
It packs the ammo to the rear.



+1 and it shakes out dirt

After doing it for a few years in the Army I slammed a loaded 30rnder againt my head not once but twice. Except I was freshly out of the service and wasnt wearing a k-pot. Some habits carried over prove to be painful.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 5:39:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
It packs the ammo to the rear.




yep
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 5:41:09 PM EDT
Because you want brain damage?

Hit them against your leg, it does the same thing without killing brain cells.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 5:43:05 PM EDT
I still do it 8 years later. I just use the shooting bench instead of my kevlar now.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 5:43:50 PM EDT
Because it feels so good when you stop?
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 5:49:30 PM EDT
hurts when you whack youself in the mellon with out a k-pot I know
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 5:49:40 PM EDT
It looks uber-cool thats why.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 5:55:37 PM EDT
Sometimes when I'm loading up a magazine, a round my not be fully seated back, and the tip of the bullet will catch on the forward part of the magazine. I ususally just slap it against my leg to seat the rounds back.
I guess if I wore a helmet I could use that...
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 6:00:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WildBoar:
+1 and it shakes out dirt

After doing it for a few years in the Army I slammed a loaded 30rnder againt my head not once but twice. Except I was freshly out of the service and wasnt wearing a k-pot. Some habits carried over prove to be painful.



You did that to, eh ?
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 6:03:46 PM EDT
1. It packs the rounds to the back of the mag.

2. Lets your friends know you got a fresh mag.

3. It is good luck.

4. Reminder to 'use your head'.

5. "87"
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 6:04:49 PM EDT
I don't slap my mags on my head. Sometimes I'll slap it against my hand to make sure the rear of the rounds are seated all the way back.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 6:05:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/19/2006 6:07:03 PM EDT by CARFan]

Originally Posted By 161Infantry:
It looks uber-cool thats why.



Uber-tactical not to mention.

p.s. my navy seal friend recomends it as well!
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 6:09:29 PM EDT
I like to load the mag into the rifle, then bonk my head with the weapon. Makes the other range residents aware of my tactical mall-ninjaness.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 6:11:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Rodent:
Because it feels so good when you stop?



+1
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 6:13:36 PM EDT
Properly seat the rounds in the mag.
With my M1 carbine, I just run my index finger across the front of the mag.
The mags are small enough that you can do that easily.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 6:14:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By southeast_scrounger:
I like to load the mag into the rifle, then bonk my head with the weapon. Makes the other range residents aware of my tactical mall-ninjaness.



NICE!! Can I Borrow that move?
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 6:14:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 20rdMag:
Because you want brain damage?

Hit them against your leg, it does the same thing without killing brain cells.


+1. I hit the mag against my thigh. Works just as well.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 6:18:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 6:25:37 PM EDT
Stupid is as stupid does, SIR!
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 7:37:21 PM EDT
1. It packs the rounds to the back of the mag.

2. Lets your friends know you got a fresh mag.

3. It is good luck.

4. Reminder to 'use your head'.

5. "87"


6. It busts the rivits on the back of the magazine, splitting the magazine in equal halves. This will cause the magazine to vomit at least fifteen rounds of 5.56mm ammunition. Not very tactical when trying to save the world from the zombie hordes.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 7:46:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Blue_Suiter:


6. It busts the rivits on the back of the magazine, splitting the magazine in equal halves. This will cause the magazine to vomit at least fifteen rounds of 5.56mm ammunition. Not very tactical when trying to save the world from the zombie hordes.



All my mags are welded. Where did you get the cool riveted ones?
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 7:53:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JustinOK34:
I don't slap my mags on my head. Sometimes I'll slap it against my hand to make sure the rear of the rounds are seated all the way back.



+1
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:00:05 PM EDT
I've always heard that people do it to seat the rounds to the rear of the mag and to get any dirt out of them that might jam up the gun.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:01:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By echo6:

Originally Posted By Blue_Suiter:


6. It busts the rivits on the back of the magazine, splitting the magazine in equal halves. This will cause the magazine to vomit at least fifteen rounds of 5.56mm ammunition. Not very tactical when trying to save the world from the zombie hordes.



All my mags are welded. Where did you get the cool riveted ones?



Someone bought el-cheapo PRO-USA-MAG mags. (I am aware of the redundancy of my last two words)
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:06:53 PM EDT
Once the mag is inserted and the first round is fired the recoil moves all of the rounds to the front. Maybe it works like banging sticks together to keep the cougars away (Parent Trap). Or like wearing your lucky shirt to a baseball game. Can't argue with success now can we?
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:08:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By giacutter:
In the rudimentary training I received in the past, no one ever told me to bang the AR-15 (or any other) magazine on my head, helmented or otherwise. Could anyone tell me why this is commonly done in the movies? Does it help align all the bullets against the back of the mag? Or just looks cool?




basic training, fort jackson, the 80s, was told to do it, I have done it ever since
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:08:27 PM EDT
for those who know..............we know
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:21:02 PM EDT
28 rounds in a 30 round mag & tap it on your helmet twice before inserting it keeps the drill instructors away. Sorta like vampires & garlic.

-Yeehaa
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