10 Grandpas who are more badass than you

Don’t ever underestimate the kindly (or crotchety) old man you’re trying to pass on the freeway or stuck behind in line at the post office. Chances are, that guy served his country in circumstances you can’t even imagine, thanks to the freedoms he’s secured for all of us.

Even if your grandpa didn’t serve, he managed to live and thrive in a world without cellphones, computers, and caramel macchiatos… and he only had three channels on TV! Behold ten gentlemen who are kicking asses and taking names way harder than you are (unless you’re, like, a Navy Seal or something).

10. This grandpa chasing a bear with a stick.

You haven’t even chased a teddy bear with a stick, Chad.

9. Super ripped model grandpa.

Muscle & Fitness captured him in all his glory.

8. Sharp shooter grandpa.

The greatest.

7. Whatever this grandpa is doing.

I don’t want to mess with anybody wielding THAT.

6. Your rules don’t apply to grandpa.

“If you live to be 83, son, you don’t give a rat’s ass what the sign says.”

5. “Grandfathers of the world, unite and take over.”

Grandpa’s story: “When I was a boy, my Momma would send me down to a corner store with $1, and I’d come back with 5 bags of potatoes, 2 loaves of bread, 3 bottles of milk, a hunk of cheese, a box of tea, and 6 eggs. You can’t do that now. Too many security cameras.”

4. Tattooed grandpa.

He’s got more ink that you’ve had hot meals.

3. Sir Grandpa.

Whatever is going on here took a lot of work…and nerve.

2. Train gymnast grandpa.

Britton’s grandpa doesn’t need your seat, mere mortal. He’s basically Spider-Man.

And the Number 1 most badass grandpa: Still-In-The-Marines Grandpa.

John Morgenstern has been patching up Marine helicopters from bullet holes and God knows what else for 50 years. His career is older than the average American, and he’s spent it serving his country. Now THAT’S a badass grandpa!

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