Originally Posted by Deathbunny
Just my opinion: lanyards are EVIL!! I had a BAD experience involving a lanyard on a pistol and a door latch on a UH-60. Ow. Not pleasant. EVIL, I say!
Look, I'm willing to admit it MAY help you hang on to the weapon. Maybe. But, it's been my experience that a lanyard just gets hung up on every damn thing, and if it gets hung up at the wrong time, yo' a*s is grass.
Remember those old NOD mounts that clipped to the top of a kevlar helmet? Not the new rhino mounts that bolt on. The strap kind with the mount in front and the metal hook in back.
I was next to last man out a UH-60 one day. Well if you remember those old mounts, it was retained by a tension clip that left like 2-3 inches of plastic on top of your helmet. That damn plastic thing hooked right over a hydralic line or something on the ceiling of the bird.....nearly made me take my head off. I stumpled back looking stupd until I realized what happened, then got out.
The last guy off was my colonel....of all the guys to look like a dummy in front of huh....
Never say die!
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