17 images that show why going to the armory sucks
Checking out your weapon from the armory can be like standing in line at the DMV — it’s the worst game of hurry up and wait ever.
You were instructed to show up bright and early to check out your weapon, but the armorers never seemed to be there on time.
But once you received your rifle, life seemed to finally make sense now that you get to shoot something up. After an amazing day at the range, you now have the problem of cleaning the rifle so well the Marines working at the armory will take it back on your first pass.
If not you’ll stay and clean all evening long because the armors usually stand a 24-hour duty.
So check out how your day typically went after you checked out your rifle from the armory.
1. When you’re told to be on time at the armory but the gate is locked.
2. After 20 minutes of ringing the bell and a few Starbucks espresso shots — you finally gain entry.
3. When the armorer’s window finally opens for the first time after waiting what felt like an eternity.
4. The look you give when the armorer when he asks you for the weapon’s serial number but all the caffeine you drank pulled all the blood out of your brain. Good thing you brought your weapons card with you.
5. Then when you get your beautiful and perfectly oiled rifle from the armor.
6. How you felt running to the range to take your stress out on a few already destroyed armored vehicles.
7. How you felt after putting hundreds of rounds accurately down range.
8. After the adrenaline goes away, you realized it’s already 1700, you still need to clean out all the carbon that’s built up, and you have a date in a few hours.
9. This is how fast you ran back to the armory.
10. You scrubbed your weapon in record time.
11. But the armorer used his dirty finger and rejected taking the rifle back into storage.
12. Then you yelled …
13. You then began angrily scrubbing your rifle.
14. Then you noticed the other platoons going home for the day and you’re still stuck here.
15. After your arm gets tired, the perfect idea pops into your head.
16. When you walk up to the armorer’s window and you clearly put $10 inside the weapon’s ejection port.
17. It worked!
You can buy a civilian version of the Army's new sidearm system
Sig Sauer, maker of the Army's new M17, is planing to make and sell 5,000 civilian versions of the MHS 9mm pistol. There is no estimated price tag yet.
This is why old boats full of dead North Koreans keep floating to Japan
Hundreds of ghost ships, filled with skeletal remains and shrouded in mystery, have washed ashore in Japan in recent years. They may be from North Korea.
This Marine veteran uses this special ingredient to boost his men's morale
Bill Joerger, Marine veteran and South Philly firefighter, uses his culinary talents to help his men combat the stresses they face every day.
Now you can read about every single fallen US troop in the Vietnam War
The Virtual Wall has a searchable, browsable database with casualty information and tributes for every name on "The Wall," broken down by city and state.
10 places in the world where US influence has plummeted
As the U.S. burns bridges with allies left and right, China has been following behind, picking up the pieces, and forging stronger ties around the world.
Watch this WW2 pilot take to the skies in his old trainer aircraft
After the attack against Pearl Harbor, Capt. Jerry Yellin became a P-51 pilot to defend his country, serving until the last combat mission of World War 2.
Russia's biggest transport plane hauled the Soviet space shuttle
The Anotov An-225 can carry 275 tons of normal cargo in its hold, equivalent to a platoon of M1A2 Abrams tanks. Learn more about this Soviet aircraft.
Nobel Prize winner warns the world is 'one tantrum away' from nuclear crisis
While accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons warned that we're just "one tantrum" away from nuclear war.
How Norway's high-speed missile boats pack a big punch
The Skjold can leave a Littoral Combat Ship in the dust, but still packs eight powerful Naval Strike Missiles that'll put some serious hurt on bad guys.