In Indonesia Military, “Live Fire Training” Has A Special Meaning [VIDEO]

The Indonesian Army isn’t the only military outfit that thinks it’s a good idea to shoot real bullets at their troops. Fans of Larry Vickers’ videos will be familiar with Russian special forces’ special fondness for firing rounds at/near each other while shouting “DANCE COMRADE DANCE!” But this video makes it mark at the : 56 mark,when the camera pans to reveal . . .

the instructors aren’t using the AK’s sights to [not] target the troops. That’s all kinds of awesome, and several kinds of stupid. I reckon the odds of an Indonesian lawyer collecting from the army on behalf of a soldier killed by a “stray” bullet are exactly nil. And . . . there you have it. [h/t CC]

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  2. avatar Rusty Chains says:

    Bet the guys in the mud aren’t issued any ammo, since on getting wounded they might just roll over and return the favor.

  3. avatar jwm says:

    Try crawling thru that mud with an m16.

    1. avatar E says:

      It would do just fine. There’s a lifetime of video out there of people slogging AR’s through the mud that function flawlessly. A wise man once told me, “An M16 is far more reliable and rugged than many give it credit for, while an AK is far more accurate than most others would have you believe.”

    2. avatar seans says:

      It’s going to outperform almost everything else, especially the M14. The only guns on par are AKs and they still suffer from the same issues that happen to ARs.

    3. avatar NEIOWA says:

      There are at least a few thousand members of this forum who have hauled an M16 thru such.

      1. avatar jwm says:

        Including me.

  4. avatar Former Water Walker says:

    Dang! They out Russianed the Russians! You gotta’ hand it to the shooters-they appear to not hit anyone…

    1. avatar Mark Lloyd says:

      Wow, doesn’t look like a lot of fun to me.
      I could do nicely without the bullets and mud.

    2. avatar Trey Odom says:

      Russians doing it is based on foolish bravado masquerading as 100% trust. Indonesians doing it is low intelligence coupled with little value for human lives.

      1. avatar ghost says:

        No..its not based on stupidity and lil value of human live..its based on crying soldiers when enemy soldiers shoot out on them..live fire training is not only for special forces but for all ground forces of TNI including BRIMOB (police troopers).

  5. avatar Howard says:

    I’m glad I did not have that much fun when I went through Basic training.

  6. avatar Smoke Jensen says:

    You reckon it’s muddy by design or from the recruits wetting themselves?

    1. avatar Mark says:

      Good one!

  7. avatar Defens says:

    Those guys sure seem to be slithering slowly. I do believe if I was getting shot at – mud or no – I’d look like a riverboat stern wheeler paddling my way to the far end of that mudhole!

    1. avatar MD says:

      I also noticed how slowly the guys are crawling. I’m guessing they’re fatigued after a long training evolution, or maybe they’re just wounded by stray AK rounds.

  8. avatar James in AZ says:

    Great way to desensitize the troops so they forget to move, take cover and return fire.
    It’s ok to fire at them, but please order them to do the right things.

    1. avatar Han says:

      There is no ‘safe’ in real war bro, you can stay at home if you looking for safe

  9. avatar NEIOWA says:

    These guys from Obama’s former madrasa?

  10. avatar ihatetrees says:

    That wasn’t the low-crawl technique I was taught at Benning back in ’88. Sling rifle over a slightly raised forearm such that the end of the barrel rode on your slightly raised helmet while. Crawling using the other 3 limbs at about a 30 degree angle.

  11. avatar CJ Minnesota says:

    87 at Benning for me. I didn’t even realize the trainees had weapons until they stood up at the end. Seriously scary shooting from basically the hip. Obviously they have done a great deal of it. I think when your trainers start to do this it is time to get some new ones that aren’t desensitized to the shooting near live targets.

    1. avatar doesky2 says:

      Solve that by periodically having the shooters join the crawling grunts.

      Similar to parachute packers being made to join the jump with a randomly selected chute.

  12. avatar James69 says:

    Nice uniforms on the instructors, what no addids outlet there? They look like low level charecters from farcry 4.

  13. avatar Desert Ranger says:

    That’s nothing compared to driving in Jakarta traffic!

    1. avatar Fuque says:

      It’s their rendition of Crossing the street.

  14. avatar iCONOCLAST says:

    FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU, so solly. aint playing your low crawl game.

  15. avatar Alan Longnecker says:

    Peasants are cheaper than simunitions.

  16. avatar Fuque says:

    You don’t achieve that level of success without first hitting a few.

  17. avatar Roy says:

    Not looking at his sights?

    It’s okay. He’s a professional.

    1. avatar MD says:

      Indeed. Only a professional solider can sport a tank top and backwards ball cap like that.

  18. avatar Corporal Jono says:

    Sir ….
    that’s an AK-47 assault weapon.
    The preferred weapon of our enemy.
    It makes a very distinctive sound
    when fired at us, sir.

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