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Old June 22, 2011, 02:28 PM   #1
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Sorry Marines

Dispite having to field a make up team because of deployments the Army Marksmanship Unit stomps everybody at the Interservice Pistol Championships
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Old June 22, 2011, 03:46 PM   #2
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Com'on Kraig, you only posted that for the last pic, trying to show that old guys can still beat the kids .
I used to love being able to hit hard at 1000 yards. As I get older I find hitting a mini ram at 200 yards with the 22 oddly more satisfying.
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Old July 16, 2011, 10:59 PM   #3
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But the question is how would the Marines do if they had an entire unit dedicated to training for and participating in competitions. The AMU is seriously cool, but the Marines don't seem to allocate resources for that sort of thing.
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Old July 17, 2011, 05:34 AM   #4
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Sgt. 1st Class James Henderson, USAMU, was crowned champion after dominating the field, ...


“This is a true testament to being the best overall pistol shooter (in the military),” he said. ...
Did he actually say that about his own performance? True as it may be, that strikes me as uncharacteristic self-praise for a military member to utter in public.
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Old July 17, 2011, 08:38 AM   #5
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Why does the Pistol champion hold an M1 on the award stand?
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Old July 17, 2011, 09:41 AM   #6
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As I recall, the winner is awarded an M1 as a trophy.
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Old July 17, 2011, 07:35 PM   #7
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When the National Guard first started the Wilson Matches, (National Guard Championships) they were using M14s and 1911a1s. The Winner of the Rifle Matches received a nice trophy M14 and and pistol team winner go a trophy 1911.

The ATF threw a hissy fit saying the M14s were machine guns. The NGMTU gave the winner of the M14 a permanent hand receipt, the rifle wasn't his but he got to keep it. After that the NG went back to giving M1s.

Never heard of anyone getting machined gun down with a special presentation grade M14 but Hey, we know ATF is all knowing.
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Old July 29, 2011, 02:59 PM   #8
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I'm waiting on a trophy M1 for shooting done in a pistol EIC. No trophy 1911s, I think Bill Clinton had all the excess stock 1911s chopped in half. Thanks Willie!
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Army winning matches

You keep winning the matches, we'll keep winning the wars
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