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Ep 6: Sharpshooter (Every Singaporean Son)

August 29, 2019

[MUSIC/SONG] E-ve-ry soldier must learn to shoot When bad guy come no need to scoot Sergeant teach hold breath,aim and squeeze But target too small, every shot still miss Recruits
(bantering) 2LT Shamsul: From what I can see, they’re actually very nervous and it’s perfectly natural that they feel nervous since it’s their first time shooting. However, there are instructors, the commanders are here to teach them, to calm them when they shoot. Recruit Daryl: I’m excited about it, but I’m also a bit nervous because I’m aiming for company’s best shot. Yes, I was a shooter in school. Air-rifle, air-pistol. The experience of using the air-rifle and air-pistol in school have taught me how to control my breathing… my posture… and there’s a lot of… theory about how to lean your weight and so on and so forth. Recruit Nabil: The fact that I’m holding a gun that can take someone’s life is… quite unnerving… I feel quite nervous… because we’re actually using live rounds… as compared to, you know, shooting at the IMT where… if you do a mistake then… nothing consequential really happens. The section really wants me to be company’s best shot… So they ask me to do it for them and I hope I can do so but… It’s actually quite a lot of pressure on me. Instructor: Get ready! I didn’t manage to shoot all the 8 shots. IA! IA! Instructor: Up! One! Take out mag! Take out mag! Take out mag! Block! I was spending most of my time clearing the jams and things like that. Recruit: How many IAs do you have? 8. As in what kind of IA? Half ease. I still managed to fire the 8 shots, which I… managed to fire off, still managed to hit the target… Which I think… has boosted my confidence somewhat for this re-shoot at least… even though it’s raining… my glasses are fogging up… we’re sweating all over, its very humid right
now. Recruit: Clear! Third one on your left okay? For the first magazine… I chose the wrong target. So, even though I managed to shoot down the… the target… it’s not mine. So, that contributed to me not shooting a lot. Platoon Sergeant: Okay, re-shooters listen up! Okay? Same thing! You write your rank, name. But this time you only draw 3 mags… of 4 rounds. Clear? (Recruits going for re-shoot “Yes, Platoon Sergeant!”) Come. Recruit Daryl: It was quite demoralizing at first since I had to go through it all over again. PA System: Station 2. Take on standing position. Yes, I haven’t missed any shots yet and I hope to keep it that way. Instructor: Come! I want to check clear! I’m still waiting with trepidation for the night shoot. So far I think the day shoot has been… an interesting experience… Because it’s not as smooth-sailing as I expected it to be, at the same time it wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be. Because… I was quite worried about this from, like say… weeks back. Well, I think that if I can maintain the composure that… that, that I had for the previous round… for the night training… then I think it should be fine. Instructor: This is an actual test… (Live-firing) Recruit: why? Recruit: why? 2nd recruit: IA. IA mah… So after I heard from Douglas that because I had to re-shoot… due to my 8 IAs, that I was being classed as a re-shooter, that means I won’t be able to get company’s best even if I shot a perfect score. So that made me very demoralized and I didn’t really want to go on with the shoot, so I just… tried to get it over with. There are many aspects to being a soldier… your physical fitness… your technical handling, your shooting skills… And this one is the one I’m most confident about and yet I didn’t manage to, get what I wanted… so, it’s quite disappointing. I’m quite happy that at least I passed. But at the same time, quite disappointed because to get marksmanship you should get 26, and it’s so unfortunate that the last 2 rounds that I was supposed to shoot… I experienced an IA. On the bright side… I’m glad that I didn’t misfire or… or breach any of the rules… in the range. [Music/song]


  • Reply kofee09 October 8, 2011 at 8:41 am

    @IAmReinrex2 nope im in ncdcc. y should i be jealous

  • Reply Mel October 25, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    @IAmReinrex2 NCC??? HAHAHA

  • Reply Audi Khamis October 28, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    @IAmReinrex2 once you're in the army, then you know how it is like. Thats if the army wants you.

  • Reply mllcg November 1, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    does the SAR21 really suck to the extent of 8 IAs?

  • Reply munkeemoo November 7, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    @mllcg it depends on how you treat the weapon. if you clean and oil it properly, it should fire well. Same for M16. these guys are recruits, so maybe they not so good with the basics yet. don't think it's a SAR21 problem.

  • Reply Antony Ang November 22, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Now NCC is changing to the Pixel… I am sec 2 NCC next year… Sec 2,3,4 nvr change only Sec 1 form next year onwards get Pixel… but if they get into trouble,misbehave in public,the public will think that those are NS man and will put all the blame on SAF instead of NCC. So what if they got Pixel? The 2nd Gen Camo No.4 alot of people have die for the country while wearing it. Really i have to teach the sec 1s next year how to behave in public.

  • Reply Dragneel Kenpachi November 23, 2011 at 3:09 am

    @AuditionGuy258 agree with u lol^^ im from fuhua ncc^^ next year im also going to be a part B ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Reply feralist, the Filthy Casual November 27, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    @coccafedang That's because they're in the basic level of military training, so whatever is going on they are always taught and reminded that safety is always the ultimate priority

    Its a different story when you're posted out into a unit though

  • Reply Derek Wang December 1, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Ooook, I don't quite see how you can feel the pressure of combat simply by hearing a rifle being fired/firing a rifle. I am regularly near guns with calibres measure inches, not milimetres, so I guess I might be suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder soon then.

    Anyway jokes aside, by and large the soldiers featured in this series are recruits, between the ages of 17 – 20. This is basic military training, so they do appear a little raw ๐Ÿ™‚ With new soldiers, firearm safety is always a concern

  • Reply Antony Ang December 14, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Target small. and the crosshair's dot is even more fking SMALLER!!!!!

  • Reply Harun Rashid December 21, 2011 at 1:58 am

    @AuditionGuy258 Yes please i see them everytime in NCC Campus. Its a disgrace if they dont behave.

  • Reply ignitesplash January 12, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    @missdawan no la depends on how fucked up ur unit range ic is.

  • Reply cloudstrife23ac January 22, 2012 at 2:58 am

    @myfunkychannel dude, every able bodied male in singapore does military. screw spectacles, they're not important.

  • Reply LordStoldark January 22, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Hmm… i'm a sharpshooter in my current reservist unit despite i'm wearing spectacles, and I know nothing but watching youtube and fixing computers. Got my marksmanship in my weapon familiarization test on last training (24/24). =P

  • Reply visualskyman January 23, 2012 at 1:55 am

    i managed to do Night shoot with SAR21 during my final reservist, its definitely much better then m16, it cool that now they have digitalize the scoring part,

  • Reply Martin Vivekananda January 23, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    @visualskyman may I ask how many reservists a soldier must do?until what age?

  • Reply Bryan chan January 24, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    great memories shooting:) and the long hours waiting for the night shoot~~~

  • Reply NIGARAYSMOSH February 20, 2012 at 10:48 am

    the SAR 21 is like the copy of TAR 21 design and created by tarvor

  • Reply OHP77 February 20, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Why have a lot of other countries started using transparent magazines, while the US does not? Is the only advantage of trans mags to see how many rounds are left in your spare mags? I assume they are also more expensive which would be another reason we don't use them.

  • Reply Dong Yi March 7, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    @killer00630 totally agree..anyway both somehow copied the design from AUG

  • Reply Dong Yi March 8, 2012 at 8:05 am

    I have a question, they jam that frequently is it because they didn't maintain it well or it's the rifle's problem..?

  • Reply noelsoong777 March 10, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    @killer00630 both weapons systems were developed separately. Even if they did copy each other it does not make a difference because the accuracy of the gun depends on the shooter.

  • Reply DJ Anchlusszeit March 11, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    @wtfisalex Maintaining of rifle

  • Reply DJ Anchlusszeit March 11, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    @LOLlipopHQ actually 1/4breath out.3/4 to breathe out and shift aim

  • Reply PlayerTwo March 19, 2012 at 11:07 am

    wait..they are shooting 100m with a scope?!?

  • Reply Andrew Clarke March 26, 2012 at 10:53 am

    There is actually a shooting range in singapore. Its called the singapore gun club at 990 old chua chu kang road. You should go there sometime you dont even need to be citizen or PR to go. Also age limit is 12 and you can shoot a semi auto m4. Also no gun shops in singapore? have you heard of chye watt seng at golden mile shopping center and hock ann sports? those are gun shops in singapore. So I think I KNOW what im talking about. And Yes there are 3,000 registered gun owners in singapore .

  • Reply Mdsaiful Azman April 5, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Nothing's copied. It's a bullpup gun, ok?

    There is different types of bullpup guns than just a SAR-21.
    Don't say we copy it.

  • Reply Dong Yi April 6, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    I agree with you for most of the parts, but um Chye Whatt Seng n Hock Ann sports are selling air rifle only ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Niez Ember April 22, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Lol. Its Joe Poon!

  • Reply Issac Pot April 23, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    nightshooting using laser and tracer to aim is plain dumb..

  • Reply roman29230 May 1, 2012 at 3:55 am

    they all wear glasses, are all singporean man that have really bad eyesight… guess they like playing game so much isn't, i guess that really hinder them combat if they loose they glasses

  • Reply Marcus Chia May 8, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    What about lefties?

  • Reply B-Random May 12, 2012 at 12:41 am

    they ALSO are trained to use their right hand all the way…

  • Reply Marcus Chia May 12, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Aww man.. thanks for info

  • Reply Andrew Clarke May 14, 2012 at 10:56 am

    no chye watt seng has guns but they dont show to normal people who walk in. You actually have to ask to see the guns and u show your permit

  • Reply roman29230 May 23, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    run for your life… nerdyyy soldier!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Anthrax92007 August 18, 2012 at 6:50 am

    God Damn, theyre having a lot of stoppages.

  • Reply Jay Chang September 4, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    The difference between M4 and SAR-21 is the full sized barrel that the bullpup design can handle while still maintaining a shorter overall length

    Velocity and Accuracy is kind of related to barrel length… the shorter it is
    the less it is for both of them…

  • Reply Damian Chua September 27, 2012 at 10:37 am

    er….what do you mean to have a marksman standard? to be able to qualify for sniper?

  • Reply aldrich lim October 7, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Glasses improved the eyesight

  • Reply fonggf October 17, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    most units are engaging targets from mid to long range, thus there is no need for a carbine-like weapons as it would not be able to engage targets at longer ranges and there is also no need for a sidearm as a typical infantry man will be equipped with 6 STAGNAG magazines (i.e. 6 x 30 rounds of 5.56x45mm ammo)

    it is also impractical for sidearms to be deployed as most infantry units are not handling urban ops (although most infantrymen are trained in the course of NS)

  • Reply dotaboy888 October 18, 2012 at 10:31 am


  • Reply Stewart Ang October 21, 2012 at 10:28 am

    I just did my own combat shoot during my most recent ICT. My detail scored 81% combined for day & night, making us marksmen. No reshoot needed. Every other detail had to reshoot & re-re-reshoot until at last, at around 2300 hrs, there were a few other details which scored marksmen. Btw, none of my officers got it despite numerous reshoots. Quite proud of ourselves cos we're after all NSMen, we don't see or touch, much less fire weapons except for that once a year or so.

  • Reply Owen Chua November 14, 2012 at 9:58 am

    How Many Days must we endure in bmt?

  • Reply inzenous November 30, 2012 at 2:34 am

    It looks like nee soon camp right behind is IMT if i m right

  • Reply IceGraalClassic December 24, 2012 at 12:14 am


  • Reply Jerome Tan January 14, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    0:45 However there are instructors the are commanders here to teach them, to CUM them when they shoot? Hahah!!!

  • Reply Nameless Deus March 26, 2013 at 9:39 am

    i got a marksman in IMT today, 22/25. tomorrow its my life firing

  • Reply commandant529 March 28, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    one question, are the recruits allowed to use the rifle sling to aid them in stabling the weapon during live firing?

  • Reply rehtafrey April 29, 2013 at 8:43 am

    300 meter rundown. that is the shit.

  • Reply ElementPaws May 12, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Is it the soldier's fault if they experience IA?

  • Reply Muhammad Yazid May 12, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Is it possible to use an object eg. tissue paper to cover the left eye when shooting? Cus i got right lazy eye and a left hander so not use to close my right eye.

  • Reply UNICORPOWERRRR May 30, 2013 at 12:41 am

    I heard my cousin said they will provide eye-patches and about the left hander I'm sorry you must you right hand for SAR-21.

  • Reply UNICORPOWERRRR May 30, 2013 at 12:42 am

    Nope. It's just the bullet fail to escape from the chamber. It's just like using a pencil and write it will occasionally break as the pencil lead is not manufactured properly.

  • Reply MrDoublerotation June 18, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Hi, may I know around how many percent get marksman for live firing? As in how many percent of the shooters

  • Reply J Mohd July 13, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Fogging could be a Big problem for our boys wearing spectacles when in the field.

  • Reply ptong226 July 18, 2013 at 4:23 am

    i think I like this sar-21 rifle. looks very comfortable to shoot from this video

  • Reply Leslie Soon August 31, 2013 at 3:31 am

    i think they are showing the BTP and not the advance shooting ones so there's no 300m run down shoot

  • Reply Mark Lee October 5, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    How far do these guys shoot? 300m? 500m?

  • Reply Ong Ben October 10, 2013 at 12:31 am

    IA is cause by the gun fault for not functioning better or the soldier fault ?

  • Reply alvin ching April 7, 2014 at 8:22 am

    if a recruit cannot squat due to some reason will they be Out of Course(OOC)ย 

  • Reply Scarlet Red B. Zero April 14, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Are there any sniper courses? What guns do they use ( if any ) probably the sasr

  • Reply pymrhap893 August 16, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Nowadays you can't clean your rifle in the bunk. It's always due to some idiot mistake.

  • Reply Naveen Jeet September 12, 2014 at 8:06 am

    If only Malaysia's National Service was like this. Surely, more teens would be jumping to go for it because it's legit military work. I know I would be. (:

  • Reply Mark Lee September 25, 2014 at 3:29 am

    100m? Do these recruits train to shoot at longer ranges such as 300m or 400m?

  • Reply David Low October 16, 2014 at 6:50 am

    My rifle jam when I was shooting in the prone position so I missed my shot

  • Reply Geoffrey Menna May 11, 2015 at 2:49 am

    Is English the main language in Singapore?

  • Reply Trey Guitteau September 5, 2015 at 6:17 am

    This video tells me how vital a country's culture is in forming new soldiers. Love Singapore and its people though! Half Singaporean myself.

  • Reply Zaiton Syed October 31, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    so fun

  • Reply therover65 November 22, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    During my time we had the CTSS – meaning run and shoot. Is that no longer used?

  • Reply Bro Brah January 7, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Will they import the sar 21 to usa?

  • Reply one fifty one February 8, 2016 at 6:56 am

    when I was ten, (now 11) I went to the singapore army museum and got marksman 3 times in a row from shooting from 10-20m pretty sure still can do it

  • Reply Castral February 12, 2016 at 10:35 am

    lmfao im in ncc and got a score of 19/24 x(

  • Reply WhippySnippy March 8, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    shot a hog and 5 kangaroos with a hunting rifle from 300m away, wonder how I'll do in the range with the SAR during NS

  • Reply Harby Avila April 23, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Why is everybody wearing glasses?

  • Reply Bansiang Ong May 1, 2016 at 9:18 am

    I got 30/32 at mmrc. Score sheet still with me!

  • Reply Dylan Chew June 4, 2016 at 6:41 am

    I went to the discovery centre and tried the shooting range. 17/40 hits 15/17 kills. Offhand

  • Reply Collinnn _n September 10, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    I went to Phuket a few days ago and tried the .35, and my accuracy was 89%!And I am only 11 yrs old

  • Reply Blake Rees September 18, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Lol their farthest target is 100m.

  • Reply Performing Autopsy September 22, 2016 at 1:02 am

    why was this so embarrassing to watch

  • Reply 13thSystem November 21, 2016 at 10:20 am

    Are these recruits? or is this mandatory training for civilians like in Israel?

  • Reply Mizuki Hattori March 28, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Will the army provide a left handed rifle? I'm a Left-eye dominant.

  • Reply ziyik loh August 13, 2017 at 5:05 am

    i wish i was a sharpshooter…..

  • Reply Jemon Banana August 25, 2017 at 6:04 am

    100m ._.

  • Reply Will Hendrix October 13, 2017 at 5:22 am

    I remember when I first shot a gun. 10 years old

  • Reply Sam Wong May 27, 2018 at 2:24 am

    Lousy design…………..

  • Reply Coastalsquire May 30, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    somehow it led me to thinking to just spray and pray

  • Reply Ming Shu Lee June 9, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    Marksman no money in bmt. Doesnt matter the result or whatever

  • Reply pngmick June 20, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    Singapore has national service I think. Good idea.

  • Reply Smart Man July 1, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    "Singaporean son"!!!. Hahaha๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„. Which father will tekan & charge their own sons and send them to Detention barracks??? You think of such a lie to trick people? "Singaporean Sons".Hahaha. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  • Reply Jason Sanchez July 8, 2018 at 12:54 am

    When the guy said I was a shooter I school heโ€™s lucky he doesnโ€™t live where Iโ€™m from because that would raise some alarms

  • Reply :/ thonk August 5, 2018 at 2:49 am

    pink guy

  • Reply 7RQ89 September 24, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    Dirty rifles and screwed up rounds so many IAs.

  • Reply 7RQ89 September 24, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Range during basic training in 1980s-90s was classic with the M16 and CTSS with 300m and yes the butt party too.

  • Reply moon๋‹ฌ์Šคํƒ€star September 29, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Me : hold a gun saw what am I holding shaking faint

  • Reply SteamMac October 7, 2018 at 5:14 am

    Was Daryl firing left handed at 3:52???
    Im a lefty and worried wether sar21 can left hand shoot cos i heard that sar21 is right hand only??

  • Reply William Diep March 17, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    They may be,able to afford good weapons but Singaporean soldiers look like wimpy weekend warriors.

  • Reply HD DenoZard May 18, 2019 at 3:39 pm


  • Reply n June 15, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    Singapore Military is very serious about shooting and markship training. The have invested alot in facilities to train their soldiers to shoot well comparable to the U.S.M.C There was challenges where the shooter have to finish each stage of shooting activities in a short amount of time and the reaction given was insufficient to aim and shoot at the target.

  • Reply Lee shao ming August 15, 2019 at 9:04 am

    When excuse smoky and dusty environment, would u be able to do btp?

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