CoD Meets Real Life via BuzzFeed

Nathan S
by Nathan S

While I am sure most of us experienced in the finer elements of military gear could have called this one from a ways out. Still, its an entirely entertaining expose into how disconnected those who spew virtual bullets are from those who have served.

The BuzzFeed crew is put through what is basically the Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test (I can attest, it is a son of a gun) and all of them fail, rather spectacularly.

Kudos to them for at least attempting the course and gaining some appreciation for the military, even if it was their job.

Nathan S
Nathan S

One of TFB's resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR's, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.

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  • Zebra Dun Zebra Dun on Oct 20, 2015

    Using Military training in a video game will make you dead pixels so fast your head will spin.

  • Zebra Dun Zebra Dun on Oct 20, 2015

    I recall a Bn Tac test once long ago where we carried our gear and ammo for every crew served weapon in the plt each man got a Practice 3.5 Rockets a 60 mm mortar rd, a belt of 6- 40 mm grenades rds and two belts or cans of MG ammo.
    Case of C's, water in five gallon Jerry cans.
    Any weight not able to be simulated by a practice equivalent was simply sand bags in items shaped like the rounds.
    Then the fun began!
    Force March to the training area.
    Two weeks simulated war all in the CLNC training arena.
    We were allowed to stop and fire live ammo on weapons ranges at the Verona loop area in between play war.
    My knees never forgave me.