QUOTE(cerealkillajme @ Feb 6 2007, 03:35 PM)
Anybody know what those orange this on the tips of their guns are? I'd guess they are just training and those keep dirt out of the barrel or something.
They're suppressors - they're on an exercise, so they'll be firing "blank" rounds (it goes bang, but the round is missing the "pointy bit" that normally goes on to kill people). However, blanks still produce a lot of hot, high-speed gas that's dangerous coming out of a rifle at <100m (100m = bullet-graze like wounds, 50m = burns, <50m = might as well be a live round). The yellow bits go over the muzzle to prevent this ejection of gas and make blank rounds safe at close distances. (I should point out that I'm not a gun nut, just an Army cadet
Seems odd they'd use 360 controllers not custom-made jobs - after all, they're hardly ruggedised. Presumably MS has some kind of contract going on.
EDIT: @grim_d: You don't need the suppressors for a rifle to function with blanks - it just makes them safe for CQB situations as those troops are evidently in.This post has been edited by Darth753: Feb 6 2007, 05:24 PM