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Hand grenade throwing as a sport

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by tachyon, Sep 25, 2009.

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  1. tachyon

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    1918 Outers Magazine. The "new" sport of hand grenade throwing. A proposed layout for the field. In subsequent issues they even proposed ways to score this new sport.
     
  2. trappypappy

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    A sport where close Counts !!
     
  3. Ahab

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    Is it in the same class as Javalin Catch?
     
  4. Brian in Oregon

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    So will there be a big debate about American "pineapple" grenades vs imported "potato mashers"? How about fragmentation vs blast for patterning? And talk about sandbaggers!
     
  5. KENENT1

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    is this where the saying "close only counts in horse shoes and hand grenades" comes from???




    tony
     
  6. Jerry944t

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    A perfect sport for the Taliban to adopt.
     
  7. capvan

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    Close only counts in horse shoes, hand grenades and nuclear weapons....
     
  8. shot410ga

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    I played a lot of "Hand grenade throwing" in Vietnam. I would throw them but the VC were not very good catchers. They seemed to want to shy away from them for some reason. It was not unusual for them to duck their head as the grenade was approching them. VC, just did not play well, at all................
     
  9. comp 1

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    Just don't throw them UPHILL from you-unless you are ready to run.
     
  10. 12Gagejon

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    from all I have thrown they don't make ear plugs good enough to do this as a sport.Big on brain raddle too. Jon
     
  11. ricks1

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    hey lets start a team in DC trappy and smelly fish can scout
     
  12. halfmile

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    What's the penalty for an accidental discharge?

    HM
     
  13. ronbo142

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    I have thrown hand grenades and honestly not my cup of tea. They are heavy and unless you are 6 foot 2 220 lbs and have a really good arm the potential for self inflicted injury is high if you do not duck fast enough.

    The scariest day in my Marine Corps Career was the day I was the PIT Saftey monitor for live grenade practice.

    Ronbo
     
  14. JB Logan Co. Ohio

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    halfmile- the answer to your question would be "child support". LOL, sorry I couldn't resist!

    JB=Jerry Beach 8503917
     
  15. Uncle Sam

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    It would certainly add a whole new dimension to reloading !!!....Uncle Sam, Pa.
     
  16. ronbo142

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    If you can throw a Granade 40 yards you need to take up baseball because you would have a cannon for a arm!

    Ronbo
     
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    talking about grenades, when i was in basic training in the army at fort lewis, washington, we had to throw grenades. the drill sergent in charged told us that bob gibson, the major league pitcher had the fort lewis record throwing a grenade at 92 yards. some of the guys told the drill sergent that i had played baseball before i entered the army. a friend of mine from milwaukee told them that i held the record for throwing a baseball in milwaukee. so the drill sergent said to us, if i could tie or break bob gipson's record for throwing a grenade, he would pay for a beer party at our barracks. the best i could throw the grenade was 88 yards. bob gipson certainly had a great arm, as the average person could throw a grenade anywhere from 30 to 45 yards.
    steve balistreri
     
  18. bobdog

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    They should merge the sport with professional bass fishing.
     
  19. willing

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    We had an officer at Indiantown Gap in 1952 who would let someone throw a grenade at him. He knew just how far to run and drop flat so that the fragments would go overhead! His name was Capt Millete, he was awarded the CMH for leading a bayonet charge in Korea. Crazy.
    Bill
     
  20. Andy44

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    You don't need a "special field" for practice, or competition for that matter. Several large cities already have perfect areas where you can test your skills. If you're lucky, you may hit (or come close enough to) the moving targets you will encounter during your practice sessions! Let your imagination run wild with this one!

    AndyH ;-)
     
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