10+ Year Member
- Aug 31, 2009
- Attending Physician
I saw his post last night and my first thought was to wonder which person would be the first to post something pissy, petulant, and negative.Life is good when the DD 214 is in hand!
Actually those trousers should be unbloused and covering down most of the boot. Also I hope those boots are Nomex, trooper. I'll get off my ALSE high horse now.Tuck those pants into your boots, soldier.
Mmmm hmmm. It's just sad that in a thread about enjoyable diversions while in the military, that the very best thing you could think of was the day they let you leave.PGG -
Thin skin? Don't read or respond to my posts. I said nothing inflammatory like you did.
What were y'all shooting? Standard issue M-16? Sniper rifle?Mmmm hmmm. It's just sad that in a thread about enjoyable diversions while in the military, that the very best thing you could think of was the day they let you leave.
Back on topic, I posted this in another subforum the other day, but it fits here.
The Navy gave me TAD orders to go shoot the Atlantic Fleet, All Navy East, and later the national matches -
Quantico, VA -
And Camp Perry, OH. Sunrise and Colors on Viale is always something to remember.
Service rifle, aka NRA/CMP highpower. They're AR15s, externally the same as a M16 - fixed stock, 20" barrel, iron sights. They've got some internal modifications to make them match worthy, like a heavier and better barrel, a free-floating handguard that doesn't contact the barrel, sights that are finer with more precisely repeatable adjustments, adjustable 2-stage triggers. Semi-auto only. Sometimes people add weights added to the stock or handguard to move the balance point. We also use better ammuntion, typically 77 and 80 grain match bullets instead of the 55 grain M193 or 62 grain M855 (green tip). The issue M262 ammo (the .mil's long range 5.56) is very good but most of us handload our own.What were y'all shooting? Standard issue M-16? Sniper rifle?
No idea. I didn't really start shooting much until my GMO time with the Marines. I remember some of my classmates said it was possible and they'd done it. Maybe via the Naval Academy?pgg, would you happen to have any advice on attaining weapons qualification (pistol/rifle) and their respective ribbons while at usuhs? Who to talk to, range locations, places to practice, etc.?
Not PGG, but I'll throw my two cents in anyway.pgg, would you happen to have any advice on attaining weapons qualification (pistol/rifle) and their respective ribbons while at usuhs? Who to talk to, range locations, places to practice, etc.?
The Norfolk range burned down a few years ago because some guy shot a tracer into the shredded rubber backstop. True story.Not PGG, but I'll throw my two cents in anyway.
There isn't/wasn't a great option in the DC area. Most people who did it while at USUHS seemed to knock it out while on rotations at places that have range availability. Norfolk used to (unsure if still does) have a range at Camp Allen that would offer qualification courses for both on a very regular basis in the evenings.
Other options would be during your summer operational experience after MS1 year if they still require it.
Better late than never! Can't make this stuff up ...PROHIBITED AMMUNITION:
Green, Black, Red, Orange Tip
Doesn't mean it is publicly accessible (even to military) or offer qualification courses. My guess though is they go to Quantico.DC has Marines, so there has to be a range somewhere.