I am really finding University pointless. I am a bit weakly spoken round my parents but I did say before basically being forced to go is "I want to join the Royal Marines". I am very fit and regularly do the BFT for entering and would really ramp up my fitness coming up to the PRMC and application. I have the entire application filled out and ready to go. Should I give up uni and go for the RM's? Really am conflicated. Everything inside me wants to become one and honestly I feel my life is in limbo.
If you KNOW that's what you want to do then go for it. You can't have any doubt. You need to also expect that it is going to be very hard. Going in thinking that you are very fit and can pass it with ease is what's going to drop you. Should you decide to do this OP, good luck.
What year are you in of Uni?
Personally I'd finish Uni, if you go to any bootneck recruiter and tell them you're thinking of dropping out of Uni to join the RM the first thing I guarantee they'll say is "so you don't finish what you start?"
Now that's not me calling you a quitter and you have your own reasons for doing things but I just know what it will look like to one of those lads.
Also get a degree behind you, waiting list for the marines will probably be quite long anyway so you might as well get that...
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I do not think it will be easy. I just want it more. Not trying to sound like a douche. It's a massive gamble either way.
1st year. This is why I am conflicted. I know they'd ask something like that. Idk what to do. I feel bored here and it's not what I want in life but a degree is useful
An American aircraft carrier defects to Russia. What happens next?
trying to figure out a gift for my dad
Both the deagle brand deagle (44 matte black) and the Cobray "mac10" have lots of meaning to my father.
They were pretty much his first guns, that had to be sold when he needed a car most. (which he almost traded for 2 augs lol)
I can remember the days when i was little and he would set up water barrels when he got new hollow points and i got to fetch them out, the guns have memories to us both.
I've gotten a nice raise at work, and a really nice christmas bonus, and i'd like to repay him for...
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What plane should the Russians field to directly counter the Turkish F16s?
is the SU 35 better than the latest modification of F16 (block 60 i think)?
is the future of infantry warfare cyborg supersoldiers? will ethical questioning stop it or are we destined for full body prosthesis soldiers dominating the battlefield, maybe hordes of semi-sentient clones/robots will be superior or is quantity > quality just not sustainable?
general future of infantry predictions ITT.
Future is drones up the wazoo on every front - land, air, sea, space, and cyberwarfare becomes a greater threat to national security.
When cyborg tech crops up it's probably going to go all MGS and shit, with cyborg troops leading drones into skirmishes based on corporate interests
I wouldn't hesitate to discard my fleshy meatsack for superior mechatronic parts though
Look what arrived in the post today. Now waiting for rifle it's going to be mounted on.
Assuming one could store ammo properly, how long can it last? 50 years? 200 years?
And, the same with a gun. Stored properly, in theory, how long can it work properly?
If you put them in a sealed barrel of cosmoline they'll probably last until the sun explodes. Then some distant planet in a far solar system will get free guns in the mysterious cylinders raining from the sky.
A gun, if properly maintained, could last until the parts wear out. It could last literally forever if it's just being stored. Anything with wood might need that replaced after a couple hundred years though.
Ammo, I'm less sure about. Assuming it's sealed from the outside environment, and there's no moisture, it might last forever. I'm not sure how chemically stable modern powder is.
post your experience with guns, thinking about getting one
Why don't we join the 21st century and adopt a bullpup assault rifle?
>Why don't we join the 21st century and adopt a bullpup assault rifle?
Show the Pentagon and Congress some combination of metrics that proves that a bullpup rifle far outclasses today's service rifle and that the replacement program is worth the expense.
>and that the replacement program is worth the expense.
>implying the military and congress care if they have to hemorrhage money
how many replacement program prospects have they had just for shits and giggles? and how many times have they tried to get rid of the M9 because it isn't .45
How practical would Fallout-style power armor be in an actual combat setting?
Would you rather be the highly armored & offensive domination of a tank while also being target #1 or would you rather be a ghost in green.
As walking tanks/line infantry, stupid as they're not much more infallible as regular infantry against heavy weapons
As CQB specialized shock troops, more viable as close quarters allow greater use of its enhanced strength, speed and defenses to quickly overwhelm infantry in a situation where heavy weapons are impractical to use
What was wrong with German tank design of WWII?
Things they thought they were good at (such as Heavy Tanks) the Soviets did better.
Every time is see it at the lgs... I can feel the wants.
Alright /k/, it's 2040 and you've passed the selection to go from a tier 1 unit to a tier 0. You've been offered the option to modify your body with 3 unique features that will enhance your operational capabilities. Keep it "realistic".
>bionic eye with infrared and gen 3+ nightvision
>all joints remade with titanium for zero risk of injury
>Bionic eyes (fuck myopia)
>Carbon-fiber skeletal reinforcement
Thermal rifle scopes at the 3,000 dollar mark in the US and also pretty much everywhere in the world now. Options exist for pretty much everybody.
What is your excuse for not owning the best technology for your rifle?
>i actually chuckled at this
>mfw nearly 3 days with no sleep
>mfw im becoming delirious and slap happy
Alright /k/ommandos, let's talk about the Armscor/RIA M5 12 gauge shotgun.
Do any of you have experience with it, and if so what are your thoughts on it?
Is the gun reliable in the long term?
Is the parkerized or nickel finish more durable and resistant to the elements?
What are the gun's weak points?
Does the gun eat any ammo or does it prefer specific types/brands?
What are some good aftermarket accessories?
Is it easy to clean, fix, and replace its parts?
I know some of these questions might seem stupid but I want to be thorough.
literally all of your questions have been answered in the multitude of reviews on that very gun.
They're good guns. The action is incredibly smooth. They're pretty much made of all steel, so they're durable as fuck, but also pretty heavy. They're basically a copy of the high standard flite king.