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bolt-carrier-assembly:

sdkfz142:

Garand Thumb - Imgur
Some of you might have heard the term “Garand-Thumb” or “M1-Thumb”. That is the name for when the bolt of an M1 Garand slams closed on your thumb. A Garand-Thumb often occurs when you try to close the bolt on an empty magazine. To close the bolt on an unloaded M1 Garand you need to push down on the magazine follower before the bolt can close, and if your finger doesn’t get out of the way in time it’ll be caught. Often people will get a Garand-Thumb because the bolt has not been pulled fully to the rear. When the bolt is to the rear it is locked in place by the bolt catch and won’t be released until you relieve the pressure on it. However if you don’t manage to get the bolt all the way back it might rest on the magazine follower instead of the bolt-catch, and it might slam shut without warning.

High-Speed footage of a Garand-Thumb.

Here is a clip of me purposely giving myself a Garand-Thumb, recorded at 1200 frames per second. As you can see, the bolt was resting on the follower and released as soon as I touched it with my thumb.



Not being completely satisfied with the previous clip, I recorded one more. Don’t try this at home (unless you are recording it)




Here is what the clip looks like in real time, to give you an idea of how suddenly the bolt can slam shut.


Garand thumb is no joke. I had my Saiga-12 close on my thumb during a competition while loading a single shell. The extractor went into my thumb a bit. I finished the round but got blood all on my gear. these gifs hurt to look at.

bolt-carrier-assembly:

sdkfz142:

Garand Thumb - Imgur

Some of you might have heard the term “Garand-Thumb” or “M1-Thumb”.
That is the name for when the bolt of an M1 Garand slams closed on your thumb.
A Garand-Thumb often occurs when you try to close the bolt on an empty magazine. To close the bolt on an unloaded M1 Garand you need to push down on the magazine follower before the bolt can close, and if your finger doesn’t get out of the way in time it’ll be caught.
Often people will get a Garand-Thumb because the bolt has not been pulled fully to the rear. When the bolt is to the rear it is locked in place by the bolt catch and won’t be released until you relieve the pressure on it.
However if you don’t manage to get the bolt all the way back it might rest on the magazine follower instead of the bolt-catch, and it might slam shut without warning.

High-Speed footage of a Garand-Thumb.

High-Speed footage of a Garand-Thumb.
Here is a clip of me purposely giving myself a Garand-Thumb, recorded at 1200 frames per second. As you can see, the bolt was resting on the follower and released as soon as I touched it with my thumb.
Not being completely satisfied with the previous clip, I recorded one more. Don’t try this at home (unless you are recording it)

Here is what the clip looks like in real time, to give you an idea of how suddenly the bolt can slam shut.


Garand thumb is no joke. 
I had my Saiga-12 close on my thumb during a competition while loading a single shell. The extractor went into my thumb a bit. I finished the round but got blood all on my gear. 
these gifs hurt to look at.

Oct 1st / 423 notes †

actual-drawings:

nahnichan:

『80年のダイジェスト』

oh god his vines are best

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meanplastic:

me about to do a powerpoint presentation

meanplastic:

me about to do a powerpoint presentation

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elenamorelli:

{ it’s raining stars }

elenamorelli:

{ it’s raining stars }

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itsaterribleprivelage:

heroingranola:

   son

no
i must dance


now bring it around town

itsaterribleprivelage:

heroingranola:

   son

no

i must dance

now bring it around town

Oct 1st / 415,151 notes †
annaxbeth:

saepefidelis:

significantmelancholy:

fish-fingers-and-fezzes:

lizardbirdthing:

qima:

This is a damn smooth gif.

Wow I can’t find the seam.Also magma’s pretty rad.

i want to touch it

I strongly advise you not to touch it


It’s only magma when it’s inside the earth

Magma = under da EarthLava = on top da Earth

annaxbeth:

saepefidelis:

significantmelancholy:

fish-fingers-and-fezzes:

lizardbirdthing:

qima:

This is a damn smooth gif.

Wow I can’t find the seam.

Also magma’s pretty rad.

i want to touch it

I strongly advise you not to touch it

It’s only magma when it’s inside the earth

Magma = under da Earth
Lava = on top da Earth

Oct 1st / 258,203 notes †
theking-beyond-the-wall:

fallinassbutt:

lolbatty:

i literally cannot decide if this is negative propaganda or not lol

Pill Poppin’Penis Lovin’Satan’s Girl!
I need this on a tshirt

I love the world

theking-beyond-the-wall:

fallinassbutt:

lolbatty:

i literally cannot decide if this is negative propaganda or not lol

Pill Poppin’
Penis Lovin’
Satan’s Girl!

I need this on a tshirt

I love the world

Oct 1st / 278,061 notes †
maskedbyinnocence:

Adam Dean, June 2010"This image was taken in the summer of 2010 during the height of Obama’s surge in southern Afghanistan where I spent a few months embedded. The two soldiers’ vehicle had just been blown up in an IED on the highway close to Kandahar and they are seen here consoling each other as they are rescued. I remember the confusion and emotion I felt when taking the photo. I had this overwhelming feeling of guilt that I was intruding on such a painful and private moment but also realized the poignancy and power of what I was seeing through my camera and that I had to record it."Source

maskedbyinnocence:

Adam Dean, June 2010

"This image was taken in the summer of 2010 during the height of Obama’s surge in southern Afghanistan where I spent a few months embedded. The two soldiers’ vehicle had just been blown up in an IED on the highway close to Kandahar and they are seen here consoling each other as they are rescued. I remember the confusion and emotion I felt when taking the photo. I had this overwhelming feeling of guilt that I was intruding on such a painful and private moment but also realized the poignancy and power of what I was seeing through my camera and that I had to record it."

Source

Oct 1st / 75 notes †

icalledyoudumb:

myideaoffuniskillingeveryone:

Danny Galieote

I would frame and hang these in my house in a heartbeat.

Oct 1st / 131,003 notes †
elenamorelli:

{ it’s raining stars }

elenamorelli:

{ it’s raining stars }

Oct 1st / 63,528 notes †
meanplastic:

me about to do a powerpoint presentation

meanplastic:

me about to do a powerpoint presentation

Oct 1st / 158,331 notes †
itsaterribleprivelage:

heroingranola:

   son

no
i must dance


now bring it around town

itsaterribleprivelage:

heroingranola:

   son

no

i must dance

now bring it around town

Oct 1st / 415,151 notes †
annaxbeth:

saepefidelis:

significantmelancholy:

fish-fingers-and-fezzes:

lizardbirdthing:

qima:

This is a damn smooth gif.

Wow I can’t find the seam.Also magma’s pretty rad.

i want to touch it

I strongly advise you not to touch it


It’s only magma when it’s inside the earth

Magma = under da EarthLava = on top da Earth

annaxbeth:

saepefidelis:

significantmelancholy:

fish-fingers-and-fezzes:

lizardbirdthing:

qima:

This is a damn smooth gif.

Wow I can’t find the seam.

Also magma’s pretty rad.

i want to touch it

I strongly advise you not to touch it

It’s only magma when it’s inside the earth

Magma = under da Earth
Lava = on top da Earth

Oct 1st / 258,203 notes †
theking-beyond-the-wall:

fallinassbutt:

lolbatty:

i literally cannot decide if this is negative propaganda or not lol

Pill Poppin’Penis Lovin’Satan’s Girl!
I need this on a tshirt

I love the world

theking-beyond-the-wall:

fallinassbutt:

lolbatty:

i literally cannot decide if this is negative propaganda or not lol

Pill Poppin’
Penis Lovin’
Satan’s Girl!

I need this on a tshirt

I love the world

Oct 1st / 278,061 notes †

icalledyoudumb:

myideaoffuniskillingeveryone:

Danny Galieote

I would frame and hang these in my house in a heartbeat.

Oct 1st / 131,003 notes †

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