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How To Be Awesome – Hours 7 to 8

Following science and history what could be more appropriate than heavy weaponry? Cut to Forward Operating Base (FOB) Awesome to put some time in on the Weapons Simulator…

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Amanda unknowingly assists with demonstrating the scale of the facility…

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Some of the available weapons in the Simulator…

M249 SAW

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When guns just won’t do, there are always rockets. And everyone should know that I’m partial to rockets…

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Soon it was time to get down to business…

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Here Brandon and I counter an ambush from a small craft. The guns have a sophisticated pneumatic system that provides a realistic recoil as you are firing. I hurt my collar bone a couple of times by holding the gun too closely to that poorly protected bone. Also, the guns jam and require reloading just as they would if one were firing live ammunition…

After a scenario is completed, the computer lists your specific stats on the screen. Below are the details of my performance on a felony vehicle stop. I hit the target 7 out of 7 times and all of my hits were lethal shots…

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Below is a felony traffic stop scenario similar to the one that produced the above results for me. Brandon and Amanda rock this one…

Here’s Brandon navigating an urban combat scenario with the M249 SAW…

Any one of these things would have been awesome as a standalone event – we did all three in 8 hours. Go forth and be awesome…

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You’d think this would have been enough awesomeness to leave us satiated, but this was just the first day…

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