Just last week was SOFIC (Special Operations Force Industry Conference). It is like Shot Show but for LE/MIL. They always put on a grand show demonstrating techniques and equipment. Gratuitous amounts of blanks fired. The minigun on the helicopter is particularly fun.
I thought some guns need blank firing adapters in order to cycle properly? However I did not see anyone with a BFA on their weapon. In this video by Fox13 News, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn gets to ride shotgun firing a pintle mounted machine gun on a boat.
For those of you who cannot see this video, click on this link to watch it.
Here are some photos shot by my friend Quoc Ha of Q Concepts.
The splashes of water below the helicopter are from the brass raining down.
If a SF Operator falls during training, do his buddies never let him live it down?