Special Machine Gun Tactics Nearly Kills Assistant Gunner in Nigeria

Cell phone video released by an unknown group of armed combatants in Nigeria showcases a special machine gun tactic that is rarely used. The tactic, known as the "I don't need an A-Gunner anymore", involves spinning quickly and trying to cut your a-gunner in half while he holds onto your belt of ammunition.


The tricky part about this technique is spinning quickly enough to not alert your A-Gunner that you're about to do the maneuver. In this instance, we can see the technique failing because the maneuver was not conducted with enough speed and intensity.


Generally speaking, this technique only fails in two ways. Either the A-Gunner is alerted to your spin move because you moved too slowly, as seen in this instance, or the A-Gunner accidentally twists the belt of ammunition causing a failure to feed. Skilled machine gunners in locations like Sudan and Syria are often able to pull off this special technique with ease. If this guy continues to practice, I bet he'll be able to get it right next time.


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Josh is an American writer and former USMC machine gunner with eight years of experience in ground combat arms throughout the GWOT. He is currently based in Texas and specializes in combat footage analysis and digital marketing.Follow Josh at OfficialJoshBrooks.com

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Cell phone video released by an unknown group of armed combatants in Nigeria showcases a special machine gun tactic that is rarely used. The tactic, known as the "I don't need an A-Gunner anymore", involves spinning quickly and trying to cut your a-gunner in half while he holds onto your belt of ammunition.


The tricky part about this technique is spinning quickly enough to not alert your A-Gunner that you're about to do the maneuver. In this instance, we can see the technique failing because the maneuver was not conducted with enough speed and intensity.


Generally speaking, this technique only fails in two ways. Either the A-Gunner is alerted to your spin move because you moved too slowly, as seen in this instance, or the A-Gunner accidentally twists the belt of ammunition causing a failure to feed. Skilled machine gunners in locations like Sudan and Syria are often able to pull off this special technique with ease. If this guy continues to practice, I bet he'll be able to get it right next time.


About the Author

Author's Photo

Josh Brooks

Josh is an American writer and former USMC machine gunner with eight years of experience in ground combat arms throughout the GWOT. He is currently based in Texas and specializes in combat footage analysis and digital marketing.Follow Josh at OfficialJoshBrooks.com

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