TFB’s Photo Of The Day is where you can discover the World of firearms through a camera lens. Every day we run a new theme, selected pictures, a short story and credit to the person behind the lens. Today we take a look at the German exercise Black Boar where the rangers of the 1st company of the support battalion conducted a combat shooting with practice ammunition, using blanks. Particular attention was paid to the execution of the activities of the individual shooter. This includes, for example, preparing a shooting position correctly before moving into it, correctly passing on the reports and the correct behavior and action in the event of enemy fire.
To be able to use blank practice ammunition, the G36 rifles made by Heckler & Koch were equipped with ammunition for the purpose. Instead of a metal projectile, this type of ammunition has one made of plastic and has a very short, non-lethal, range. The top picture gives a good look at the bolt of the G36.
Photo Source: Bundeswehr / Carsten Schulz