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Interesting Read on Marine Corps Qual

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Hispeedal2, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Hispeedal2

    Hispeedal2 Nay Sayer

  2. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    With 0bama's planned cuts to military spending and force reduction?
  3. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    I learned a long time ago that there better be a well trained cadre when the expansion has to happen. Not so sure Panetta is awake.
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  4. CaboWabo5150

    CaboWabo5150 Lost in the woods

    Optics on the qualification range ?? Really ?? I qualified expert every year with iron sights.. I can see adding a new portion to the scoring... Maybe a rapid fire with optics, or longer distance ( 600+ yards ? )

    Although to be fair, I guess technically I had optics too.. BCD's for those of you who know what those are...
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  5. hot diggity

    hot diggity Monkey++

    Optics for initial qualification? Disgusting. As a retired Marine, former Primary Marksmanship Instructor and current RSO I have seen a shift from
    basic marksmanship to combat stooting over the past 15 years or so. The trouble is that as range to the target increases that basic marksmanship training becomes more essential. Makes no difference if the target is paper or enemy.

    Optics are wonderful, but without solid basic marksmanship skills they'll just make it easier to see that you're missing the target.

  6. GrandpaDave

    GrandpaDave Monkey++

    Couldnt help but smile at the the mention of the M45 Close Quarters Battle Pistol.
    that puppy is not your daddy's .45...
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  7. Redneck Rebel

    Redneck Rebel Monkey++

    What happened to "Every Marine a Rifleman"?
  8. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Dunno, but in my mind, you can't be one without a good understanding of irons. There's no substitute for co-witnessing the irons with the glass. I never had to qualify with a rifle where I was, and that may have been a good thing knowing what I know about my eyes. These days, I can still hit what I'm aiming at if I have the chance to get the sights set the way I want them.

    One course of fire I ran a couple years ago, the red dot fell off. Finished the course with irons, didn't lose a point on that run.
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  9. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    All Marines are still riflemen first,we just need to get the politicians the hell out of the way.
  10. Redneck Rebel

    Redneck Rebel Monkey++

    I hear tell that a 55gr dose of lead works wonders on certain infections.
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