There are a lot of books written and movies produced about real special operative soldiers. But what is true and what is fake? These brave men and women sacrifice so much, so who are these spec ops soldiers and what are their stories? Today, we’ll look at one real life spec ops story.

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Authentic Spec Ops Story: the Hunt for Hussein

Back in 2003, the world was a scary and confusing place. America was in the midst of two separate wars, and most civilians couldn’t keep track of who did what in which war. But for a group of spec ops, America’s biggest enemy since Desert Storm was about to be taken down once and for all.

That was the plan.


Task Force 20 was a group organized to take down President of Iraq and war-monger Saddam Hussein. They were a group of Rangers and Delta operators, two groups of Special Forces.

They followed a convoy from Mosul, Iraq by helicopters. The convoy was thought to have had Hussein himself on board, so by following it, they thought they could end it once and for all.

However, once the convoy crossed borders into Syria, they had to stop the helicopter pursuit. That was until the commander gave them special permission to follow the convoy on foot. The rest of the team had no idea that they were headed into Syria until the ground commander announced over the radio that they were.

The spec ops finally caught up with the convoy, and an attack ensued. The conflict didn’t last long at all, but at the end of it all, they realized the truth about this situation.


Hussein wasn’t even there.

Instead, several of Hussein’s cousins were there. The whole conflict, despite being a lesser-known event, was a little controversial.

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Once again, we will look at some of our favorite television characters and their weapons of choice. This time, we’re going to look at some of the guns in Breaking Bad, the critical hit AMC show about a high school chemistry teacher who gets cancer and a death wish. And once again, no spoilers ahead, so feel free to read on if you haven’t seen the show.

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Guns in Breaking Bad

Smith and Wesson 4506

The very first moments of Breaking Bad, you see Walter White pointing a gun towards the camera in a bit of a panicked hysterical state. We get a very close up view of the gun in this very iconic moment, and the gun, as it turns out, is the favorite of cops and criminals alike, the S&W 4506. This gun is the first stepping stone in Walter White and Jessie Pinkman’s descent into madness.         

Ruger LCR

What gun does Walter White use in the episode “Thirty Eight Snub?” Well, a .38 snub nose Ruger LCR. This gun is Walt’s very own gun, the first one he ever buys for himself. The Ruger LCR proves to be an excellent concealed carry weapon as Walter White, scared for his life, tries to go about his life with some added protection because a concealed weapon is a must for any criminal mastermind.

Beretta 84F

Now onto Jesse Pinkman: What is his weapon of choice? There is another iconic moment in the show where Jesse, similarly (but not coincidentally), points his gun up close and personal directly into the camera. It’s the last thing we see in one episode and the first thing we see in the next. A huge cliff hanger moment. That gun is a Beretta 84F, a semi-automatic .380 ACP caliber weapon.


Throughout different episodes, we are teased with a rather big gun. Without spoiling the show, if you’ve seen Breaking Bad, you know which part we’re talking about when we say seeing this weapon being used was worth the wait. The M60 is a monster of a gun that can shred metal and poke holes in brick buildings. That’s not really a spoiler; we don’t think.

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