This may very well be the best rifle throw, ever. In this drill performance a member of the Hans Majestet Kongens Garde (His Majesty the King’s Guards, HMKG) chucks an M1 Garand – bayonet affixed – blindly over his shoulder. Another soldier, standing about-face to the thrower, turns and stretches out his hand at the last moment, catching the rifle midair.
The HMKG normally serves two primary functions: to act as the Norwegian King’s bodyguards and to provide defense to the Akershus Fortress in Oslo.
In this video another HMKG twirls a rifle, seemingly at the speed of light. Well done, Norway. Well done.