S.P.O.R.T.S. At The Shooting Range

Oh no he didn’t!

The SPORTS acronym is all fun and games until you do that after you had squib, and the barrel and receiver blows up in your face.

Source – Gun Free Zone


12 responses to “S.P.O.R.T.S. At The Shooting Range”

  1. Theblackknight Avatar

    Taping the FA during a FTF is like press checking after a slide lock reload. DERP

  2. slapping the magazine can induce a malfunction. his heart is in the right place, but he is not yet strong in the force.

    1. slapping the magazine can induce a malfunction.

      He may not be strong in the force, but maybe he made it through basic training. If you look a little more closely, there is a disclaimer at the bottom that warns slapping the magazine too hard may cause a malfunction.

    2. obviously you never served in the military if you dont know this acronym already. it is drilled into your head everytime you are t the range. ive used it many times with great success, well i may have skipped a part or 2 depending on the jam.

      and have you ever seen a squib actually blow up a gun?

      1. overkill556x45 Avatar

        Yes. Twice. And they were both AK-47s in the hands of ANA soldiers.

  3. Jusuchin (Military Otaku) Avatar
    Jusuchin (Military Otaku)

    Ye had to post this didn’t you? XD;;

  4. The SPORTS acronym is all fun and games until you do that after you had squib, and the barrel and receiver blows up in your face.

    Oh come on… how often does that happen? And if it did, the blame wouldn’t be on the SPORTS method of trying to get the weapon back into action; that blame needs to fall on the round that didn’t fire properly.

  5. They use ‘SPORTS’ in the Magpul videos. “Tap, Rack , Bang” works for me. KISS.

  6. Right. Because no-one has ever had a bad round of 7.62×39 ever!:)

  7. Theblackknight Avatar

    In the 1st magpul video, they introduce SPORTS because its a full proof way for a novice to insure a hot gun after a FTF/FTF. Nowhere in AOTTC II does sports comes up be those shooters know the deal or should.

    “obviously you never served in the military if you dont know this acronym already” Obviously your not aware of other services TTP’s. SPORTS is not DOD wide doctrine.

    Tap rack bang, tap cant rack bag, SPORTS etc, is all how you treat a FTF where you know/feel the striker/hammer/ ignition whatever fall. You dont have to observe because if the hammer fell,the bolt is close enough to being in battery that even if it was a failure to feed and you forward assist the bolt into battery, your still need to rack the charging handle. So TRB works for someone practiced up to make sure mag is seated/unjam a mag spring or follower, Rack a fresh round in/ cock the hammer, and go about issuning your unique brand of diplomacy. If your organization is teaching you to immediantly go to sports no matter the weapons condition, you need to undate your training. TRB only makes a double feed/brass over bolt worse.

    Part of your PCC/PCI should be the slap test. Load all your go time mags to whatever you load them to with dummy rounds(those things you dont have), and test each one. If it fails the slap test, I dont trust my life with it. If its a GI mag, I STILL dont trust it, but it is what it is. I’ve yet to have a pmag/lancer fail the slap test.

  8. Thomas brc Avatar
    Thomas brc

    Its funny that I watched two ak’s go down on the range at the same time while my ar was still banging one a trigger assembly pin broke, as for the other was a failure to eject……. dpms all day babby I never let them live it down