Vietnam: L Co Ranger with a chrome P38.
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So that’s what happened to “Goose” from Top Gun. He DD338’d to Big Green.
I think he stole the gun and stache from some porn star.
He looks like a 3rd world dictator from the 1980’s.
Patton, eat your heart out
AND a fast draw holster. Dropping Charlies like they’re hot.
Bad IMINT. He’s carrying Megatron….
Is that a Doxa on his left wrist?
Probably. That’s BDP status.
Sorry, what does “BDP” mean?
Blood Diamond Pants. MP.Net Meme.
Damn I miss Mp.net….
Big Pimpin Indeed!!!!
The chrome or nickel plating was something that a lot of guys were doing because of the corrosion protective qualities for Vietnam. I knew a multi-tour type who went over in the early part of the war, like before the LBJ build-up, as an enlisted adviser, and when he went back for subsequent tours, he took a sidearm with him that he’d had plated, specifically because of the corrosion problems he’d encountered on his first tour. I saw the pistols he had taken, one S&W revolver and one Browning High-Power, and went “WTF…?”, which led to the explanation. Additional comment he made was that if he’d been able to figure out how to get his issued weapon done the same way, he would have.
Back then, the modern coatings simply weren’t available, and the nickel or chrome plate option was pretty much it. Some guys felt that the increased corrosion resistance and reduced need for maintenance were worth the loss of camouflage effect…
MIND BLOWN…..nothing better than real world experience to back this one up
Lt. Dangle was born again hard, who knew?
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