Scandanavian Gay Army Shoots The “M16A2”

Gay Army was a Scandanavian TV show that aired in 2006. It was a reality show featuring 9 effeminate gay men who were instructed by a US drill sergeant.

Here is a clip from when they introduced the “M16A2” to the recruits. One of the recruits has an emotional break down when confronted with the gun.

Besides the over-the-top reaction, I have my doubts about the drill instructor. His description of the weapon is almost as bad as the recruit’s reaction. The drill instructor calls the weapon an M16A2, when it is an M4. He then says it is can take down the enemy with one shot, where the red dot is aiming is where it is killing. I suppose he is making it easy for them to understand simple basics of the rifle. However, point of aim and point of impact are not the same at all distances. Also, the effectiveness of 5.56 is debatable.


For more information about this show, you can go to the production company’s website.

Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

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  • Brocus

    “reality” tv…

    • M.M.D.C.

      “Somewhat Less Scripted TV” just doesn’t have the same ring.

    • Wetcoaster

      I think of it more as “Extra-ham TV”. I mean, they clearly aren’t professional actors, but the producers clearly pick many of their subjects for their uh, exuberance.

      • tts

        Yuuuup. Its a step or 2 above Jerry Springer paying people to come on his show and act foolish for the camera.

        These days I go out of my way not to watch reality tv, since that is most of what is on now, and just wait for the series I’m interested in to pop up on Prime or Netflix.

        • “… go out of my way not to watch tv…”

          There, fixed it for you. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Adrian

    The instructor and his team were very impressed with the progress they had made so far… ๐Ÿ˜

  • hami

    “I suppose he is making it easy for them to understand simple basics of
    the rifle. However point of aim and point of impact are not the same at
    all distances. Also the effectiveness of 5.56 is debatable.”

    I bet you are loads of fun when you take a new shooter to the range, haha.

    • NDS

      Yeah lighten up, I’m sure spending an hour teaching these guys external and terminal ballistics would have been REAL exciting TV to the average viewer.

      I have a feeling “gay army” is satire, don’t know why.

      • MichaelZWilliamson

        I have a feeling the entire thing is staged.

  • Brett

    How funny! Rosenbum was a drill instructor in my series at MCRD back in 93.

  • Gjert Klakeg Mulen

    In the Norwegian country side, well not really the country side, there is a big gun community amongst hunters and other shooting enthusiasts, I have a gun store down town in my city of 12.000 that I enjoy visiting to see what new they have, and what is there, lots of old black powder rifles are hung up as decoration.

    I have yet to buy a gun, though I have shoot some .22lr rifles, pistols and 5 shots with a glock 17, it was extremely fun.
    Just wanted to say a bit about the norwegian attitude towards guns, I hope this clearly fake “reality” show isn’t giving you the wrong impression.

    • 6.5x55Swedish

      I’d say it conforms what we Swedes have been saying about you guys for ages ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Gjert Klakeg Mulen

        You damn swedes, I love you guys.

      • iksnilol

        Well, in Norway we have to fight off the moose armies regularily. That’s in stark contrast to “civilized” Sweden.

  • Trey

    I feel sorry for any Scandanavians reading

    • 6.5x55Swedish

      They are Norwegian… we are used to them being like this by now…

  • TB

    Of course, this is all fake and scripted acting for the camera, even though it’s labeled as “reality”.

  • Bear The Grizzly

    Valhalla mourns the death of their lineage.

    • ostiariusalpha

      But Hel rubs her hands with glee, such beautiful fingernails for making the hulls of the Naglfar warships for Ragnarรถk.

      • Andrew Hobby

        LOTR? LOL WHUT.

        • ostiariusalpha

          Google it.

        • Tassiebush

          You know that chick with the rotten downstairs region that takes all the dead who don’t get to come back all shiny and chrome.

          • Bill

            I live! I die! Wait, I’m still dead! Wrong spray paint!

          • Tassiebush

            I just love the way the idea of chroming got incorporated into religion in that movie!

          • Bill

            Joes’ Python and Peacemaker added to the mythos

          • Tassiebush

            Yeah they were a nice touch

          • iksnilol

            Who doesn’t love chrome?

      • Nomar Abdiel Vazquez Vazquez

        But what know thee, about the epics of the sons of the King of Olympus?

    • Anonymoose


    • Ripley

      Freyr disagrees.

    • Regulus

      “Lo there do I see my father; Lo there do I see my mother, my sisters and my brothers; Lo there do I see the line of my people, back to the beginning. Lo, they do call me, they bid me take my place among them, in the halls of Valhalla, where the brave may live forever.”

      • scaatylobo

        But wait, my colors clash and I anger the fashion gods.

    • Zebra Dun

      No Warriors have entered Valhalla for a long time now, the Valkyries are all Gay too so what’s the point?
      I just read where there is a study at livescience that shows divorce is caused by the heterosexual lifestyle which frustrates and angers women world wide who really, really want to be with a woman in a gay relationship from birth.

      “Has emotional breakdown at the sight of a weapons” as opposed to ” A Viking must die with a sword in his hand to enter heaven”

  • “Also the effectiveness of 5.56 is debatable.” Are they paying you by the comment now, Nicholas?

    Speaking of Scandinavian awesomeness, I built a Swedish AK4B clone out of an Aimpoint CS and a PTR-91. Well, OK, I didn’t build it, I just got the parts and had ghilliebear at PCS do it. But it came out MAGNIFICENTLY. Wonder how they would have liked shooting one of those?

    • I swapped out the 3 hole stock for a 2 hole later on it, and got a proper metal lower. Couldn’t find a S-P-A lower, though…

    • Ripley

      Don’t forget the brass catcher rubber bag ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  • Stinky Fit

    M4 with integrated taser on buttpad – you pull the trigger, get 10,000 volts on your shoulder.

  • Lance

    In the instructors defense in the early 90s the M-4 for a short time was called the M-16A2 carbine.

  • smartacus

    he would have cried like a sissy at a .22 CB CAP

  • Alex Nicolin

    They are part of the SBS (Sacred Band of Stockholm) ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Gabriel Owens

    this reminds me of Family Guy when Peter gets the gay gene.

  • I didn’t know there were heterosexual Swedes…

    • ghost

      Not even I would have said that.

  • Bill

    No Norwegian Blue parrots were harmed…….
    Frankly, I’m betting that the people who are most put off by this are the warriors in militaries around the world who are gay or lesbian and whatever the rest of the acronym is today.

  • ghost

    Not gonna get sucked into this one.

    • JK


  • junyo

    Wow, I feel like i should be boycotted just for watching the intro.

    And really, breaking down in tears just from firing… I can’t even.

    • Tassiebush

      I think there was just a misunderstanding over the concept of what a war cry was…

  • kbroughton77

    This is definitely worthy of a tactical faceplam

  • Gabriel

    The problem here isn’t that he is gay. It’s that he is retarded.

  • MANG

    Nicholas C, you might need a time out on posting articles and videos or something. A couple days ago you did European stereotypes, now you’re doing gay stereotypes. What is this, TFB-chan? Who’s next, blondes? This clip is here mainly so stereotypical gay men can get laughed at, right? That’s moron-level humor. Same question as last time – what does this really have to do with guns?

    • wetcorps


    • asdffdsa

      >now you’re doing gay stereotypes. What is this, TFB-chan?
      You would be surprised at the amount of posters on the weapons board on 4chan who own dragon themed dildos.

    • AK

      no they just stole the article from ENDO blog. This blog just rips off the other blogs and puts up press releases.

  • Anonymoose

    >effectiveness of 5.56 is debatable
    Depends where you hit the enemy.

    • Nomar Abdiel Vazquez Vazquez

      WTF?!?!?! This ain’t 4chan, dude!.

      • Anonymoose

        What’s that supposed to mean? Don’t tell me you browse gun websites in public places expecting everything to be all cute and cuddly and “sfw.” Heck, if someone saw you reading this article about silly homosexuals overreacting to shooting guns, you’d probably get reported to HR for enjoying politically-incorrect humor.

        • Nomar Abdiel Vazquez Vazquez

          yeah. But would you post a video of ISIS beheading someone.

          • Anonymoose

            Why would I want to give them advertising?

        • Nomar Abdiel Vazquez Vazquez

          there is a line between humor and morbidity.

      • ghost

        You never seen anything like that before? Believe me, you don’t want to.

      • M.M.D.C.

        The horror. The horror.

  • whodywei

    I am sure they can be turned into “Sacred Band of Thebes” some day.

  • Lee

    These men need steroids and a gym membership.

  • uisconfruzed

    That was humorous.
    Warning! the YT suggestions afterwards are unacceptable.

  • Uniform223

    I can’t make up my mind if that was entertaining or pathetic.

    For some reason it brought back flash backs of my basic training when for some recruits that would be the first time firing a rifle. The Drill Sergeants were quick to play up the importance the rifle and to downplay the fear of using the rifle. Drill Sergeant Woodburne demonstrated the light recoil of the M16A2 by placing the but against his head and firing 3 rounds (semi not burst). Then did the same thing and placed in against his crotch.

    If you’re afraid of the recoil from a .223 or 5.56, there is no help for you.

    • ghost

      Next step down is a BB rifle, may can handle that.

  • Realist

    These flitting Fem-bois could be the start of the San Fran militia…

    • Anonymoose

      I wouldn’t count on it.

  • HKmaster

    That was the funniest thing I’ve seen all day! Thanks for the laugh TFB :’)

  • Fruitbat44

    Reality TV. Two words which don’t really belong together.

  • Thomas Williams

    Ummm…what? You always have to manually push the charging handle back in, the bolt carrier group locked to the rear. Look at his left hand, he was engaging the bolt catch with his thumb.

    • Canadian Vet

      Of course the cocking handle has to be manually operated. However, I will concede it is possible he was engaging the bolt catch. In which case my point was obviously in error.

  • Tassiebush

    I can just image how a bunch of applicants were turned away for not being gay enough

    • Oh, you know they picked the ones who the producers felt would be the most entertaining on TV.

  • Evil13RT

    AR’s are a bit much for people who’ve never been around guns, let alone are afraid of them.
    I know its not what a boot camp would do, but these guys probably needed to spend an afternoon plinking tin cans with airguns first. At least to put their fear of “weapons” into a manageable area by first treating it as a tool of sport.

    • iksnilol

      It’s 5.56 in a straight recoil design.

      If you’re a grown up man or woman you should be able to handle it.

      • Evil13RT

        Not if you’ve got a fear of weapons. I don’t think we disagree that this is what we’re seeing here. The M4 is an intimidating weapon for someone like this.

        Its like saying someone can man up and handle a snake when they’re visibly afraid of them. First you start with cartoons and toys. You work your way up to the live snake.

        • iksnilol

          I forgot about that. I didn’t think about it. Though I do remember back in the day when I was afraid of stuff. Back when guns were a “taboo” topic.

  • ghost

    People, this just ain’t right. Homosexuals just didn’t pop up today. We had them in units in the 60s. There was no lack of trust regardless, no more, no less than anyone else. Today it is a political tool, just another way to divide us all. Make it an issue and so shall it be.

  • LazyReader

    Drill instructor says Army. In the promo he said Ooh-Rah……….instead of Hoooah. Fake.

  • LazyReader

    Scandanavian nations have talked about setting a pact to confront Russia in the future. Seriously. 5 year old Russian girls have more testosterone than Scandinavian men.

  • MrApple

    European manhood at its finest.

  • MichaelZWilliamson

    The US Army also teaches that the M16 can put an enemy down with a single shot.

    Because it can.

    It might not do so every time, but then, Bob Dole took 8 rounds of German 7.92 from an MG42 and is still with us.

  • shooter2009

    @Nicholas C,

    First, reality TV shows are rarely interested in accurate information, no matter the subject.

    Second, however, it’s hard to believe that a politically-correct nation such as Denmark would allow such a production that showcased stereotyped gay men.

  • Isa Akhbar

    The future of the U.S. Army, thanks to Obama!

  • talon55101

    It can take down an enemy with one shot? Well DUH. A .22 long rifle can take a person down with one shot. It’s not, WHAT you hit them with. It’s WHERE you hit them. Zip a 5.56 thru someones brain bucket at any practical range and it’s LIGHTS OUT. The trick is to put the bullet where it needs to go.

  • Bodie

    Have seen this video long ago. Before I read your write-up, I was going to say, “The only thing gayer than the ‘recruit’ shooting is the ‘drill instructor’ talking about the rifle.” I see you thoroughly covered my sentiment to a T.