Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children are getting a new, reinforced pack frame, eventually, theoretically, perhaps! Which is good, because as 2nd Marine Division’s small-arms yogi, Chief Warrant Officer Christian P. Wade, quickly demonstrates in his newest Gunner Fact or Fiction video, you could bend the crap out of the old standard-issue pack frame with the lightest of efforts. (They also don’t handle the cold very well, it turns out.) But how’s the new gear hold up to Wade’s punishment? Reader, I am so glad you asked.

Wade — who in previous video installments has demonstrated how to cook bacon on your rifle suppressor and load your 5.56 mags with ridiculous speed — now endeavors to show us whether the new Corps pack frame can stand up to the punishment that he and Sgt. Major Bryan Zickefoose dole out to it:

What punishment, you ask? Nothing crazy, just dragging it at high speed behind a Jeep Rubicon; running it over with said Rubicon; and dropping it in a loaded pack from a cherry-picker… repeatedly.

That’s when the Marines grab their AKs.


Even after eating a couple dozen rounds of 7.62, “The… pack… won,” Wade grudgingly admits. “You can still wear this thing, after all that. It’s still usable.”


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So, what? You’re going to stop trying to wreck that thing now? Hell, no. “Gunner, you know what they say,” Zickefoose jokes. “Nothing is Marine-proof.” Let’s just say that the pack loses eventually, but believe me, you’re gonna wanna watch how.