In the UK we used tapered 5.56mm rounds with the BFA attachment.Calistarius;n7746440 said:My only experience with guns was during my military service/training.
So about 10 months with the AK5, which was our main weapon... or well... technicly second... since we where a artillery company... the 6 Haubits FH77's where more importent after all. XD
Everyone in the company also got to spend atleast a session with the Ksp 58. I think we only had 2 or 3 of those in the company (don't recall if we had 2 or 3 recon units), and they where ment for one of the bigger guys in each recon unit. Really fun to shoot... a hell to clean after a days worth of usage though. XD
It was fun to get to use the weapons. Both live fire, and blanks (not sure what others countries use, but for us blanks where wooden bullets which essentually turns to dust when it hits the blank-firing adapter). During the winter we even got to try out and actually "fight" each other with them at one time... yes, really... XD It was blank fire, and some kind of laserbeam system attached to the front of the barrel, and then a reciever vest you wear over your chest, and another recheiver thing which you attached to your helmet. The laser thing would fire of a (invisible) beam each time the gun was fired, seem to recall that it reacted to the recoil of the gun, and fired of a single beam with each recoil... so full auto did work if you wished. Basicly... think of it as laser tag... but with real guns adapted to be temporarily none leathal. XD
I don't recall if you could tell the difference between the real and wooden bullets (other then the look and feel of them of course... the wooden bullets where painted red, and they did not weigh as much of course)... not sure if they had the same kick to them when fired either, there might have been a slight smell of wooden dust though when you used up a lot of ammo, but even that I don't really recall since my service ended back in 1999. The AK5 was slightly more front heavy though when you fired the blanks, due to the adaptor at the end of the barrel that you needed to smash the wooden bullets to dust... that thing was a pretty hefty peice of equipment made of thick steel (i asume it was steel atleast), put it in your fist and you could probably knock out just about anyone... XDHellBoy_2077;n7752200 said:In the UK we used tapered 5.56mm rounds with the BFA attachment.
you could always tell the difference by the smell when fired too .
I did a lot of training in Brecon and it was freezing but not as bad as in Sweden?