Rule 5: Girls With Guns


A not-unfamiliar sight in Israel. Certainly would improve the landscape here.

13 responses to “Rule 5: Girls With Guns

  1. Great, but they need less, or at least tighter, clothes.

    • Stick around. Four days from now…

      On the other hand, you’re right. If you’re going to have women in the fight, they need to wear skimpy clothes to distract the enemy.

  2. Why do you think they carry their rifles so low slung?

  3. Okay, I’ll bite. Why?

  4. Sigh, throw yourself at the feet of the gurus and beg for the answer to life and everything else and what do you get? Boney fingers; no, another day older and deeper in debt; no. not that either, in this case. Not even 42.

  5. Okay, well, note that their rifles have no magazines. The magazines seem to be on their belts. It could be these are staff people with little experience with their rifles beyond initial familiarity. Wearing them is required of all IDF recruits at all times except when sleeping. Even when home on leave. As far as I know there is only one all-women infantry brigade. All volunteer. It operates mainly in the south of the country, away from any big city, and sees action occasionally with terrorists. Perhaps they wouldn’t wear the rifles slung so low. Not sure about 42. Whatever it means. Some male paratroopers I photographed back in 2011 on the Golan wore them higher, and turned to the front where they were more quickly accessible. Still unloaded, though.

  6. I think they moved them to the rear to get to the counter. Gotta be recruits. I remember that any loose gear always seemed to end up swinging and beating my butt. There is no substitute for familiarity with your weapon.

  7. Except the one with the most bodacious rear. Biggerize the pic to see what I mean.

  8. 42, I believe, is the answer to the eternal question (you know, what does it ALL mean?) given by the humongous computer in A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy after eons of “thought”. At least, I think that’s what I remember.

  9. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy-” the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything from the supercomputer, Deep Thought, specially built for this purpose. It takes Deep Thought 7½ million years to compute and check the answer, which turns out to be 42.”
    Sorry, it was late at night.
    I had noticed this method of carrying rifles in several pictures over the years, and couldn’t figure out it’s utility. Always with a very long sling extension and slung to the rear. But it was always in non-combat situations. Thanks for the answer. Inquiring minds, you know.

  10. Er… re the low slung rifles: it has always confused me when looking at US (and NATO) soldiers that carry their shooters on a very short leash. Should make it damn uncomfortable to get the rifle into shooting position quickly when needed, I always thought. Anyway, IDF always prefers the low slung position, the standard saying that the approximate level must be with the gun is just a bit above your unmentionables.

  11. That does make sense.