Russian Special Forces Practical Shooting From A Moving Vehicle

vehicle training

Here is a cool video of some Russian Special Forces practicing shooting from a seated position in an unstable platform. This simulator gives the shooters a similar sensation to riding in a moving vehicle where they will have to shoot out of. Once they get the basics of firearm manipulation they move onto actually shooting from a moving vehicle and work on lagging their targets. The twin PKPs dumping rounds looks like fun.



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.

Any questions please email him at nicholas.c@staff.thefirearmblog.com


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  • Nicks87

    Training for Syria? Just wait until Hillary gets elected, Vlad will do whatever he pleases.

    • codfilet

      Russia isn’t our enemy.

      • Pistolero

        Maybe you haven’t realized, but the Cold War is back in full swing.

        • Sermon 7.62

          You need it in the US. Sheeple must be scared.

          • ReadyorNot

            A Russian Keyboard Troll calling others ‘Sheeple’, too funny kid.

          • Sermon 7.62

            Right. A troll is trolling by accusing those he is trolling of being trolls. Clinical condition.

          • ReadyorNot

            Just remember son, you Russian Web Brigade trolls think you’re clever in your postings, but all you’re doing is hurting Russia’s image.

          • Sermon 7.62

            Russia’s image is a caricature in the heads of those exposed to the Russophobic propaganda. And I am just sharing a genuine opinion of mine.

          • ReadyorNot

            Actually, I’m the one sharing a genuine opinion, you’re the professional propagandist whose fooling no one.

          • Sermon 7.62

            You are too dumb to have an opinion. You resort to attacking me, not being able to share nothing else but hatred.

          • ReadyorNot

            I shared a simple opinion with no hatred behind it and yet you resorted to a snide reply as a spite. I can see in your other posts that this is a common theme when Russia is related to the topic. I’m glad I’m not the only one that can see through your jamming and deception.

          • Sermon 7.62

            Scroll back, son. You started it.

          • ReadyorNot

            No worries kid

        • codfilet

          Globalist shenanigans.

        • Sgt. Stedenko

          Maybe you should put down the MSM kool aid.
          You sound drunk

      • Pistolero

        To be fair, Russia is not our enemy, but the Putin syndicate is; the Kremlin and the KGB.

        • gunsandrockets

          FSB? And I think the GRU is still around too.

          • Sermon 7.62

            And Chechen terrorists from the Czech Republic.

      • billyoblivion

        Yes, it is.

      • Nicks87

        Who said they were our enemy? I think it’s a good thing. Maybe the Russians will finally put a stop to the Islamic state. Hillary is going to finish what Obama started by gutting our military and leaving us defenseless so somebody will have to take up the fight.

        • codfilet

          Why should we pick a fight with one of the last White nations? We may need their help desperately some day.Our real enemies are within our own nation.

    • Foma Klimov

      Really? In Russia, we actually pray and hope for Trump getting elected. Biggest outside support for Trump in the whole world! Look it up, if you don’t believe me. Trump has been way softer on Russia than Hilary, who will probably start WW3.

  • Sid Collins

    Does the eye pro keep the helmet safe?

  • Sianmink

    Those are Pechenegs, not PKMs.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Coming soon to the Kiev Civic Center and Coliseum!

    • Sermon 7.62

      No one in Russia needs the parasites from Ukraine, it makes no sense to feed them. You can take them all.

      • billyoblivion

        So it’s just their land you want?

        • Sermon 7.62

          No one needs their land.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Just because you dont have a functioning media in your corrupt country doesnt mean the rest of the world doesnt know exactly whats going on in Ukraine.

        • Sermon 7.62

          Russia is not where I live, but I can assure that in Russia all of the Western media sources are just as accessible as the national ones. BBC Russia, Euronews in Russian, etc. There is a bunch of the opposition media outlets, too. And reports from the UN supervisors.

          And in Ukraine all of the Russian TV channels are banned, and even the Russian movies are banned. Besides, I am from Ukraine and I still have some people that I can ask about the situation and get the information from them, so I know a bit more than a brainwashed Yank thinks.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            You obviously dont know enough because Russian forces are in Ukraine and have been for a long time.

          • Sermon 7.62

            Russian forces have never left Ukraine, since 1783 or so. That is, if Crimea is considered a part of it. There is also some amount of advisors in the East.

          • Tritro29

            … since the 17th century to be precise.

          • Sgt. Stedenko

            If you mean their warm water naval base in Sevastopol, or in Crimea which voted democratically by a margin of 95-5 to stay with Russia, then yes Russia is in Ukraine. Otherwise, you’re sadly misinformed and smoking that NATO crack pipe.

        • Foma Klimov

          Yankel, you don’t even begin to know what’s really going on in Ukraine – your brain is not big enough to absorb enough detail on the issue or the grasp complex historical context. Your awesome and free media sells headlines and cheap punditry – nothing else, which is perfect for your fat rotted brains.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Whats a “yankel”?
            Are you yankeling yourself right now?

    • Tritro29

      Must hurt your pride to be unable to interfere with White Zimbabwe with nukes, huh? So much salt, I could cook a whole herd of Zebras…Stay frosty man. Stay frosty.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Are you having a stroke?

        • Tritro29

          Second time you ask this. Second time I’m asking you if you are having one.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            When did American gun sites become meeting places for commies?
            Seems odd to me.

          • Tritro29

            Since you became to lazy lock the door.

          • iksnilol

            Remember back in the day when I was the resident commie here?

            Good times, right? 😛

          • Sermon 7.62

            KGB and Commies are the enemies of Free People. And Free People can’t function if there are no enemies behind their fences. Read “1984”.

          • Joshua

            The difference is you make sense, albeit sometimes a bit biased.

            Trito is die hard Putanista koolaide drinker.

          • iksnilol

            Also I don’t have much relevant info to give I guess. I mean, he’s behind enemy lines and all, he’s got access to a bunch of stuff I don’t.

            I just know about Yugoslavia, how to drive well, Norway in general and how to make a good pina colada… + I am more busy cracking jokes than contributing with too much useful info.

          • Tritro29

            Says the Wiki-master.

  • Ron

    We use trained to do that circa 2003-4, than with up armoring and purpose built armor vehicles we stopped because everyone except the gunner is under armor to prevent Frag wounds.

    • Joshua

      That’s what happens when 95% of all casualties in the GWOT have been from explosives.

      • iksnilol

        Who’da thunk that blowing people up is way easier and more profitable than engaging in open and direct “honest” combat?

        • PK

          Literally everyone since the 1700s, it’s been commo…you were being sarcastic.

          • iksnilol

            Yes, I was being sarcastic. I was practically choking on the sarcasm. I hadn’t eaten breakfast and sarcasm is almost just as good.

      • PK

        Most casualties in war, since the advent of explosives but in a very major way since WWI, have been from things like bombs, grenades, artillery, etc. Small arms are for denying access to or taking an area in cleanup, not the bulk of the killing.

        • Joshua

          True, however the GWOT has shown us that IEDs are our number on concern.

          That is the majority of our losses.

          That’s why we have nothing but heavily armored vehicles now, to try and avoid death by IED.

          I can confidently say in the GWOT we have far more small arm kills than the insurgents we face do.

    • Sermon 7.62

      The Russians use “purpose built armor vehicles” too. And I think that Russian “Tigr” is better than Humvees.

  • PK

    PKP, not PKM. The strut above the barrel is the quickest giveaway.

    • Nicholas C

      Thanks

    • Tritro29

      Actually both. You can see PKP and PK/M and in the whole video there’s at least one PKMB.

      • PK

        I was going off the still image, I tend not to watch the videos. Thanks for the correction as far as the video goes, I appreciate it!

  • Rock or Something

    They should open that ride up to civvies and charge them.

    • TVOrZ6dw

      Came here to ask where I can sign up for summer camp.

      • Sermon 7.62

        No such thing.

        • MadMonkey

          There are summer camps everywhere.

      • Gary Kirk

        Your local USMC recruiter.. They’ll let you shoot out of moving vehicles for at least a few summers.. Winters, springs, and falls too. 😉

        • 11b

          Unless you’re MARSOC, forget it. Regular grunts almost never get this kind of training.

          • Ron

            I am not sure how recent your experience is but really it is up to the unit commander how they train and although it may not be all that worth while training its not all that uncommon to train to shoot from the back of AMTRACKs and MTVRs

          • Gary Kirk

            Didn’t say anything about “training” just you’d get to shoot from a moving vehicle. Not always, but sometimes the 5/7 ton you’re riding in takes fire. Can’t really “duck and cover” in an open truck bed. So you get to practice firing from a moving vehicle. 😉

          • Gary Kirk

            Oh, and TFB did a bit on MARSOC’s driving and vehicle training that was way beyond this

    • DanGoodShot

      Hell yeah!

    • gunsandrockets

      Giddy up!

    • Tritro29

      US Credit companies dislike that 😉

    • Gary Kirk

      But a farm, pick-up, and MG or two.. Charge away brother.. “If you build it, they will come”…

  • ReadyorNot

    All the US gear makes them look like Western SOF.

    • Sermon 7.62

      Right, US gear. That’s amusing, son.

      • ReadyorNot

        Says the RuSSian Web Brigade troll

        • Sermon 7.62

          Spelling “Russian” like SS is a known habit of Ukrainian and Baltic Russophobic trolls. And it isn’t surprising, since in all of their countries most people supported the Nazis and some served in the SS batallions. Also, Latvian Riflemen and Estonian Riflemen are responsible for the Red Coup in 1917. So, to distract the rest of the people, from the real cause and the real fault, the propaganda blames it on the Russians.

          • ReadyorNot

            A troll claiming others are trolls except themselves by copying/pasting a senseless tirade as a deflection/distraction. Classic Internet Research Agency TTP.

          • Sermon 7.62

            Pasting a tirade? Source, please.

          • ReadyorNot

            Source: Sermon 7.62, known Russian Troll

          • Sermon 7.62

            No source. Because it is a false accusation.

    • Tritro29

      We want Hollywood style too. It’s Russian where it counts. Plus, ironically there’s only few US items (Peltor, OPSCore). But the looks are indeed western.

      • ReadyorNot

        Yes, just meant by physical appearance alone. Looks like they’re rocking ATACS camo too.

        • Tritro29

          Yes a copy of it, it was all the rage last year.

      • randomswede

        I thought Peltor was still Swedish but alas, no not for some time it would seem though I think there’s still some parts of the old company still in Sweden.

        • Tritro29

          I know right? Hoping aimpoint won’t change hands either.

          • randomswede

            They are probably already under the thumb of some larger company we may or may not have ever heard of.
            Sometimes it feels like there’s a dusty old man somewhere how alone literary owns everything, with receipts and all. The people we know own large chunks of the world, he owns them too.
            If I found out that Pepsico and the Coca Cola company are owned by the same people I think I could stretch to mildly elevating an eyebrow and say “Oh.”.

            But a quick peek at wikipedia suggests they are still their own entity.

  • Rick O’Shay

    Where’s the link? I keep trying to click the picture for the video, but I guess my browser isn’t a fan.

    • Sermon 7.62

      Just imagine it.

  • Giolli Joker

    I love the sophisticated motor used to shake the platform. 🙂

    • PK

      “Perfection is the enemy of good enough” in action.

      • Giolli Joker

        Not complaining, it works. But it looks kinda funny. 🙂

  • guest

    And there you have it! Speaking of the choice of gear here. All with AKs for assault rifles, I saw a Glock at least once there… and they can chose whatever gear they want (russian specops perk). Notice: No ARs, no 1911s! Though they could have any of them if they wanted!

    • Gary Kirk

      K… And our S.O.F. that have eerily similar options carry ARs, and 1911, sig, H$K, Glock, or Beretta.. Depending on personal taste..

  • Docduracoat

    I have practiced shooting from my car while driving along the canal at my secret spot out in the Everglades
    With a pistol out the drivers side, no problems
    Tricky aiming by lagging behind the target ( a coconut in the water) watching the splashes
    Shooting out the passenger side ( open window of course) the hot ejected brass hits the roof liner and leaves terrible marks

  • cwolf

    The US Army trained shooting convoy defense from trucks for a while. If you do the negative lead math, it gets geometrically more difficult as range increases. Some folks have a difficult time understanding the issues, so tracers may help.

    Obviously peep sights don’t help in either moving shooter or moving target.

    Hit probability increases if you set shooters up to fire more forward or rearward (with aiming stakes set up for safety).

    Then you get into choice of vehicle speed issues. Aside from vehicle bouncing.

    Basically poor Ph/Pk.

  • CavScout

    Did something like that in BASIC TRAINING. lol, not terribly special…