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Old July 8, 2012, 07:47 PM   #76
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Navy.
In 1960's, qualified with M1 Garand.
Later in USN competitive shooting, S&W 41 and 1911 accurized by San Diego Marksmanship Unit.

Still love the Garand, and have a Springfield made in 1942. A marvelous design.
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Old July 8, 2012, 08:02 PM   #77
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M16A1
M16A2
M4
M203 GRENADE LAUNCHER
M2 "Ma Duece'
M60
1911
M9
AK 47
PKM
glock 17
155mm Arty
105mm Arty
M249
240B
Mk19
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Old July 8, 2012, 10:12 PM   #78
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uncle sam let me shoot some great toys

All the small toys were great but my favorites were the big toys..I started with the 102 then went up to the 105 and then the M109 and the 8inch and before it was put to sleep the 175...then I was assigned to the 1bn/18th Field Artillery at ft.sill...till I went to Germany and got to play with the M109A1....oooohhhh those were the days.....
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Old July 9, 2012, 06:56 AM   #79
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I worked with arty three out of the 4 yrs while in the Marines started out with the old 155's WW2 "Pigs" as the gun bunnies called them and upgraded to 198's. Then my last stop was 29 Palms for two years and we had Vietnam era M109's. But never got to fire the 8 inchers we could hear them as they fired overhead though there were behind us few thousand yards or more.
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Old July 10, 2012, 08:55 PM   #80
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.38 S&W model 10. M16A1 and M60, a "Blooper" for those that are old enough to know what that was and...oh forgot the big crew served morter as well.
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Old July 10, 2012, 09:17 PM   #81
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The Breeze mostly.

I had some of the longest conversations about nothing in the middle of a workday. It blew my mind how much time I spent talking about nothing. I learned how to kill an entire day with meetings.

And uncle SW taught me how to shoot down crappy ideas. I can now tell you 100 reasons why most ideas won't work. I used to be foolishly optimistic.
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Old July 10, 2012, 09:18 PM   #82
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And to be more on topic, I did not receive a single days worth of instruction on firearms. USN MSC.
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Old July 11, 2012, 01:55 PM   #83
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1996, 36 rounds total live practice with AK47 in the Bulgarian army, maybe another 1000 before that during my high school years - we had a range in the school basement and I was the only one interested.
Many thousands of .22 at the same range, the retired colonel running the program was exited to have somebody there.
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Old July 14, 2012, 01:12 AM   #84
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USMC, 1987-1993, 0331 (Machine Gunner):

M16A2
M7 (bayonets! haha!)
M1911
M9
M3 (grease gun!)
M203
M60E1
M60E2
M249
Mk19
M2
M2HB
M79 (no kidding!)
M870
M224 (familiarization)
M72 LAW
M136
SMAW
M18A1 Claymore

Got to play with in Gulf War One and various exercises:
L85A1
AKM
AK47
FNFAL
HK MP5
HK M5SD
HK MP5K
FAMAS
C7
K2
Sterling (who knew!?)

Also had fun with det cord, various grenades and knives galore. Ah, endless government ammo...........
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Old July 14, 2012, 02:42 AM   #85
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M4
M7 (bayonets! haha!) briefly
M9 very seldom
M203
M240B( beast of burden)
M249
Mk19
M2
M2HB
M870
AT4 (familiarization)
M18A1 Claymore

US Army Infantry 2007 2010

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Old July 15, 2012, 10:50 PM   #86
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Sgt Fathead what no grenades? Forgot to mention those. Man that first short throw was an eye opener!!!
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Old July 17, 2012, 11:04 PM   #87
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Shot the M1 Garand great except at 300 yards.

Most interesting--BAR-it actually walked AWAY from your shoulder. After 3 or 4 rounds, you had to pull it back to your shoulder.
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Old July 18, 2012, 01:38 AM   #88
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M16a2
M4
M2
M203
Mk19(this was my favorite by far)
M249
M240b
M9
M24
M82a1
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Old July 18, 2012, 09:59 AM   #89
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USAF 2011

M16A2
M4A1

Looking forward to learning more.
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Old July 18, 2012, 10:23 PM   #90
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11b 8/2002-01/2011

M16/M4 family of weapons
M249 (carried it for three years, loved it!)
M240
M2
Mk19
M242 Bushmaster 25mm cannon
M203
AT4
M79 (familiarization fire during Basic, they just happened to have one at the M203 range)

Courtesy of the Iraqi National Guard:
AK47
RPK

Courtesy of the Bundesweher:
G36 rifle
MG3

Qualified Silver for the Schutzenschnur.
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Old July 20, 2012, 03:01 AM   #91
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Only M16A2 and M9 for me, I need to start making friends at the range haha.
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Old July 20, 2012, 08:22 AM   #92
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Quote:
M16A2/A4/M4
M9
M203
M249
M240
M2 .50BMG
M79 (Had the pleasure of shooting one overseas)
AT-4

Might of been one or two others, but the only firearms I shot 'somewhat' regularaly was the M4, M9, 249, and 240. If it makes a difference, we got to go to the advanced course on how to call for fire, and request CAS...

-Max.
Forgot to mention the HK UMP40, HK P2000, and an 870 while doing a training exercise with the US Border Patrol. The UMP was by far one of the most fun I have shot to date.
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Old July 20, 2012, 11:20 PM   #93
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1966-1986 USAF, basic training M-16, Air police school M16, S&W Model 15 combat masterpiece, 12 Gage shotgun, M-60 machine gun, hand grenade. Advanced weapons training before deployment to Vietnam all the above plus M-79 grenade. Qualified on all weapons listed.plus others along the ways. First issued weapon was a M-1 Carbine. I was also trained to defend the Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic.
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Old July 25, 2012, 11:11 AM   #94
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19D, 2005, OSUT, Ft. Knox

Qualified Expert on an "M-16A2", but I believe most of y'all would call it a "franken-gun"

Qualified Sharpshooter on a worn out M-9

Expert on grenade, bayonet, and auto-cannon. (25mm on the Brad)

Learned all there was to know about fighting as an Armored Vehicle Crewman and a Mounted Scout. Three years later I went down range and rode about in a Humvee carrying an M-4A1/-203 and an M-9.

Got to fire for familiarization the following: M-249, -240, Mk-19, M-2, and M-60.

Thanks to the ANA I got to shoot a multitude of Russian cast off AKs and an Egytpian marked .303 Enfield.
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Old July 27, 2012, 09:19 PM   #95
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M-16 .. I was in the AF ....
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Old July 29, 2012, 12:03 AM   #96
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Pahoo, You're going back there. I got the M-16 with attached grenade launcher and the M 60 machine gun.
I was only a lowly E.F. so I was never trained on, nor issued a sidearm.
Thankfully I never had to use either one.
Oh yes, like B'Bill, I was A.F.
Hey, we looked like a pretty snazzy Greyhound driver in those blues you know.
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Old July 29, 2012, 04:20 PM   #97
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All I ever got from the USN was .45 on a plain old 1911a.

I did qualify with it, rather than just shoot a few rounds like many sailors. For guys like me (electronics technician) small arms training wasn't "important" so you had to befriend the gunners mates.

Of course, if you had a brain in your head in the military you learned to befriend a lot of people, the cooks, the dispersing clerk, etc. there were all manner of people you wanted as your friend.
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Old July 30, 2012, 04:38 PM   #98
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M16A2
M4
M249

Watch your lane.
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Old July 30, 2012, 05:16 PM   #99
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Army 1960-1966, Recently obtained a set of my service records from the St Louis Center...was suprised to see what I had long forgotten about what I qualified on during thos days 52 years ago

My DD-214 shows

Expert- M2 Carbine
M1 Carbine
Shotgun (M-97 trench)

Sharpshooter-
M1 Garand
" " Rifle Grenade

Marksman-
B A R
45 acp Pistol

Orientation- not qualification- ( one hour plus one session of range firing at Bien Hoa) courtesy of VMAAG and the 5th SFgroup who were willing to teach anyone to shoot stuff.
60mm Motar
30 cal. air-cooled MG
M3- Grease Gun
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