Trip Start Sep 01, 2005
163Trip End Dec 04, 2006
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The claustrophobic tunnels were small, dusty and dark
A scary highlight was when I held the M60 gun, made famous by Rambo, and pulled the trigger, DOOF! My heart skipped a beat and raced at 140 BPM. Even though I was pulling the trigger I still jumped after the 2nd and 3rd bullet. On the 4th pull of the trigger I thought what the hell and kept it down. DOOF! DOOF! DOOF! DOOF! DOOF! DOOF! DOOF!!!!!!! Speechless, I took off the Sony Headphones that didn't protect my ears and stepped away from the gun. To be behind such a powerful machine gun was strangely enjoyable but at the same time frighteningly scary because the amount of damage that it can cause. In my mind it is definitely a WMD (weapon of mass destruction)
As the M60 was bolted down I opted to have a go at the infamous AK47 which you actually could aim at the target in the open air firing range. The five bullets I shot never hit the wooden target, but it was so far away I couldn't tell even if it did. I was truly shaken and deaf by the end of it. The last 15 minutes I had delved into the dark side and emerged relieved to be back alive. I felt so displaced I needed to hug something or someone, thanks Paul.
All sorts of guns were on offer including the M16, M1 and a few others. A grenade will cost you $30. To shoot a bazooka would cost you $200. And the sick-minded twisted people can buy cows to destroy. Apparently you can drive a tank in Cambodia for $1200.