View Full Version : I am a trained shotgunner I am, I am

November 2, 2012, 01:08 AM
I received a copy of my Marine Corps personnel file that I had requested to back up a benefits claim. I had to prove that I was in the Republic of Vietnam. One of the few records I gleaned from it showing presence in RVN was a record of completing the shotgun familarizaation course at a range called "MCAS, Chu Lai, RVN". I don't even remember ever shooting a shotgun in the Corps, but I recall shooting an M-16 out at the bomb dump. I wish I could recall what I shot.

November 2, 2012, 09:38 AM
i was trained in proper shotgun safety and proficiency by a marine corp. drill instructor... i called him papaw...somehow i will never forget that, does that count?

November 2, 2012, 10:04 AM
Some days I have trouble remembering what I had for breakfast, let alone something decades ago.

November 2, 2012, 11:49 AM
Ok, I hear you ...............now go prove it to me on a Trap Field ....( and they aren't even shooting back at you ...)....

November 2, 2012, 05:52 PM
The mind ages quickly. I remember going to the bomb dump for weapons familiarization twice. Once was with the recently released m-16 and I thought the other was the M-60 machine gun. So much form my combat readiness.

November 2, 2012, 06:27 PM
I was out shooting Skeet today ...and managed a nice 97 ...( out of 100 ) not 200, so quit you're laughing ....

So there is hope for you ...because if I can do it ...anyone can do it ( even a Marine...):D

November 2, 2012, 09:39 PM
But Jim, I hear the targets take one look at you and break from fright.:eek:

November 3, 2012, 04:20 AM
I hear the corps are interesting...lol

November 3, 2012, 03:14 PM
Ok, ....that is probably true ....;)

November 4, 2012, 04:03 PM
Just a bunch of fun guys:p