my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food: The only live grenades you got to toss had a very long, very thorough lead up and lecture about exactly what was going to happen, and what would happen if some privatey-private farked it up. You throw the grenade from a foxhole about waist deep, and there is an instructor in the hole with you. If something goes wrong and you drop the grenade the instructors will 1. jump out of the hole and 2. grab your dumbass and pull you out, in that order. They did not fark around with live explosives.
MythDragon: We were doing grenade training in basic using training grenades (live fuse so you get the *pop* but no explosives). And I was up on my first throw. I've never been the most sports oriented person so I knew my throw distance wasn't going to be great. But I farked that one up bad. I sort of forgot to let go and I ended up spiking the grenade at my feet. The drill sergeant was looking for the grenade to go sailing through the air, looks back to me, looks at the grenade at my feet, then *pop*. Then he just stares at me for about 10 seconds. Very quietly he says "Go. Just go to the next station and don't come back here."
Resident Muslim: Instructors who give live grenade training:1) are extremely brave2) have amazing willpower to not kill someone who manages to mess up the simple process of pull-throw
Seraphym: They could use that training in China:
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