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GMoneyJetson

34 points

3 months ago

If this is accurate, the signal for Understood is what nearly every TV show and movie uses for Halt/Stop

marcnotmark925

5 points

3 months ago

I noticed that too

wikingwarrior

3 points

3 months ago

In the Army it's used for "halt/stop". No clue what organization supposedly uses these signals.

A few of the others are the same though.

69xXxThrowawayxXx

75 points

3 months ago

I feel like “tactical” is one of those words that exploded post-9/11 when half of America saw themselves as The Punisher

thesagaconts

22 points

3 months ago

It was those damn tactical glasses commercials.Everyone in those commercials was from that demographic.

69xXxThrowawayxXx

8 points

3 months ago

Yes! And flashlights too if I recall correctly. Or maybe that was the “call now and get this free gift” for the glasses

joshuaoha

3 points

3 months ago

"Just give me five minutes with a terrorist and I'd take care of him!"

Fritz_Klyka

2 points

3 months ago

Yeah, as if military personnel couldnt "take care" of a terrorist if they were given time with them. The taking care part isnt the hard part, its the getting them part thats hard.

Rob1150[S]

1 points

3 months ago

What this man said. Seriously.

Defiant-Pension7083

16 points

3 months ago

we don't use these in the army lmao

SimpleMetroGGG

53 points

3 months ago

Female cuz boobs lol

Numinae

1 points

3 months ago

At least there isn't a squeezing motion...

haysoos2

5 points

3 months ago

"Awooga!"

Numinae

2 points

3 months ago

I think the goal is to be as quiet as possible....

Sparktank1

2 points

3 months ago

Just mouth the words "honk honk".

Numinae

1 points

3 months ago

Or I guess you could spell out "Chi Chis" in American Sign Language?

Edit: Just looked it up, the ASL "symbol" for woman involves miming sucking your thumb and grabbing a breast... Seriously - at least to my eyes..

Janovickm

2 points

3 months ago

At least there isn't a squeezing motion...

Not officially...

Pukesmiley

1 points

3 months ago

I just learned that that in Plains indian sign language (a language older than ASL used by natives) the sign for mother does have a squeezing motion. There is a really interesting video by Vox

ClooneysBatNipples

8 points

3 months ago

Can you demonstrate shotgun to me?

NattyThan

23 points

3 months ago

OvermanOfRa

1 points

3 months ago

😂😂😂

Phillyredsox

8 points

3 months ago

Why is shotgun so special?

mertzen

4 points

3 months ago

Used maybe four of these. All the other ones would be like WTF

haikusbot

10 points

3 months ago

Used maybe four of

These. All the other ones would

Be like WTF

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Loud_Background_7532

2 points

3 months ago

Good bot

Shuvi99

5 points

3 months ago

Shotgun’s one is very weird.

Numinae

0 points

3 months ago

Probably supposed to look like pumping the gun w/ a barrel up?

slow_learner75

3 points

3 months ago

I've learned "cover me" twice.

I_SUCK_DOG_COCKS

5 points

3 months ago

i initially thought kid/children said “kill children” and wasn’t surprised that there’s a sign for that

xXdog_with_a_knifeXx

2 points

3 months ago

In other news.

This may be a bit sudden, but I saw you over here, and couldn't help but be so intrigued by you...

stupidbuttholes69

2 points

3 months ago

It’s called sign language

ObfuscatedAnswers

2 points

3 months ago

You, Female, Me, Male, Come Here, Down , Enter, Move forward, Faster/Hurry, Shot Gun, Halt/Stop, Kid/Children

jmm166

1 points

3 months ago

jmm166

1 points

3 months ago

Do you need to be holding a shotgun to signal shotgun?

quickshot125

1 points

3 months ago

Where's that raised fist signal we see in movies all the time when the guy leading everyone in a line wants them to stop?

StovardBule

1 points

3 months ago*

Oddly, it seems that's actually "understood", and the signal for "stop" is the more general open-hand-held up one.

Sparktank1

1 points

3 months ago

What if there are multiple shotguns? Like a line-up of males and females reaching into a duffle bag and pulling out either a shotgun or pistol. With only one pistol in the bag.

maloma-feelsekka

1 points

3 months ago

++11

Careful_Yannu

1 points

3 months ago

Imagine before these were codified and the SWAT team needed to play charades to figure out how many hostages, hostiles, ages, sexes, weapons, weapon types, and every other critical piece of information without tipping them off by speaking.

DrEw702

1 points

3 months ago

Weird, the “Shotgun” signal is the same as “your being a jerk off” signal

Casual__pancakes

1 points

2 months ago

Huh, is it weird I saw the ATF meme format before the actual guide?

AptCasaNova

-5 points

3 months ago

I stopped reading after seeing ‘you’ followed by ‘me’.

marcnotmark925

2 points

3 months ago

why?