Season 2 - Episode 10: SWAT vs. GSG9

Bob Hubbard

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Episode 10: SWAT vs. GSG9

SWAT Team: Jon Darrah (9 year SWAT veteran), Steve Gordon (Metro SWAT operator)
SWAT Weapons: Benelli M4, LWRC-PSD, Remington 700, Taser Shockwave
GSG9 Team: Michael Nagel (former German infantry), Damien Puckler (GSG9 combat instructor)
GSG9 Weapons: Remington 870, H&K G36, H&K PSG1, Stingball Grenade

SWAT Kills GSG9 Kills
Close Range Benelli M4 80 Remington 870 81
Mid Range LWRC-PSD 227 H&K G36 136
Long Range Remington 700 271 H&K PSG1 205
Special Weapons Taser Shockwave 0 Stingball Grenade 0
Totals 578 422
  • The GSG9, anti-terrorist German team was powerful with German engineering; lighter and faster weapons. However, with the HK G36 Assault rifle, they only completed their simulation in 1 minute and 27 seconds. The United States SWAT team was a considerable foe, and proved their worth by rescuing their hostage, killing three enemies, and saving three bystanders in 1 minute and 20 seconds. The SWAT's LWRC-PSD utilized higher caliber bullets, therefore killing with much more damage in less time earning the advantage in middle-ranged weapons.

  • With their Remington 700, SWAT destroyed the skull of its target whilst shooting through the left eye. The GSG9 Heckler & Koch PSG1 however were able to kill their target by shooting through the right eye and saving their hostage from kidnapping and being spattered in blood. In addition, it was more accurate to its precise target by about 1/8 of a centimeter, so it earned the advantage in long-ranged weapons.

  • The GSG9 Stingball Grenade was tested in a room with test figures, but hit only one of its targets. The Taser Shockwave was an impressive weapon with 36 Tasers together. At 25 feet, it managed hit all five of its targets while only deploying half of its arsenal. A test with a Taser, on a live target, brought down the target non-violently. Therefore, the Taser won the Special Weapons advantage.

  • The GSG9's Remington 870 is a pump gun so it cycles slower, while the SWAT's Benelli M4 Super 90 is semiautomatic, allowing quicker follow up shots. In the first test, the SWAT team destroyed its six targets in less time. In the second test, the GSG9 was far more devastating and accurate, destroying the target's head in 17.35 seconds. The Benelli was also accurate, delivering a kill in every shot, and making it in 11.25 seconds. Finishing their target both times in less time, the advantage went to the Benelli.

Josh Oakley

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SO this was kind of cool, but it didn't make sense to me that whis was on the Deadliest Warrior. I thought it was cool seeing both organizations. However, they are police forces. In general, deadliness is not the goal. And it really doesn'tfit into the overall theme of the show.