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Old March 14th, 2015, 07:58 PM   #61
 
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As an Infantry Officer, I had the chance to handle quite a few weapon systems. I had to OIC a .45 range at GRAF in 73 for my battalion(2/30 IN) for familiarization. The gave me a .45 and M3 grease gun for any Battalion personnel that showed up wanting to shoot. Only 1 person showed and he fired about 20 rounds from the 1911 and left. I had never fired the grease gun. I fired over 4000 rounds that day. The Army did have some benefits.



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Weapons you used in the military?

I went to SAIROC in the Army... Small Arms Instructor and Range Operations Course.

At that course, I familiarized with every small arm in the inventory at the time. This included the M9, M16, M60, M240, M249, M2, M203, and the Mk19. Later in my career, I went through some specialized training which included the MP5, HK53, as well as the now common M4.

I still remember when my drill sergeant went around and asked us why we joined the Army... My answer was "Cool guns and free ammunition"

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Primarily the M-16 and M-60, 106mm recoil-less rifle, TOW anti-tank missile and the Redeye shoulder fired anti-aircraft missile. My decade was the 70's.
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M-16A1, M-16A2, M-60, M-249, M-240B, M-9, 1911, AK-47, RPD, M112 , M-203, M-2, 155mm Howitzer, LAW, etc.
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Old March 14th, 2015, 10:45 PM   #66
 
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At Fort Ord in Basic (1960)- Fired the M1 Garand at the Expert Level, then was assigned an M2 Carbine and 45 1911 when I went to Japan and RVN (61-63).
The Carbine was my duty gun in the Comm Center Defense roster, and the 1911 was my Courier sidearm when it was my turn to ride a bunch of classified documents 'somewhere' on an Air America flight.
I shot Expert with the M2 on semi-auto...couldn't hit sh*t with the lever flipped to full auto. With the 45 I did ok, all we did was quallify with it no levels of skill awards on record there.
I never touched an M14 until this past year (my age is now 73) when I got a brand new M1A National Match Stainless Steel model. Heavy S O B like the Garand, but it is one hell of a rifle.
I am ready to try "Phasers On Stun", before I turn out the lights !

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As a USN Platoon corpsman with The Marines in RVN my weapon was a 1911 as a sidearm, but I did get to fire all the squad and platoon weapons. I just didn't have to clean them. My favorite was the grenades...
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While in the 19th SFG(A): My duty weapon was an M4 Carbine, it was the sweetest gun that I have ever used.
It was smoking in my hands after 300 rounds on rock and roll: it did not jam or have a stoppage.
I fired an M9 Berreta for familiarization, and it is a nice gun, very accurate too.
I fired an Automatic Grenade Launcher during that familiarization, it kicks butt. I put a few rounds through a SAW.
I may be forgetting a few, but I had a blast during that "Airborne Jamboree".

As a 13B10, Cannoneer, I fired an: M2 Browning, M60, M16A1 and SP 109 155 mm cannon.
The M16A1 was a relic of Vietnam and worn out. I have never had more jams.
The 155 MM cannon was a blast though.
I was stationed in Germany and the older men would line up and dance a jig when the guns went by.
Russia and the Warsaw Pact were still the big enemy then.
The M2 .50 caliber was another blast, but it was tricky to take apart and clean.

I have been issued an M16A2 and it worked very well.
But, the it was disappointing, I did not like the limit of a 3 round burst.

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Does a 9/16 box end wrench count? As an aircraft mechanic, that's what I used the most; however, that didn't mean I wasn't qualified to carry or use a Remington 870, M-16, .38, or 1911. When I was stationed in the Azores, I was actually qualified to carry for both the Navy and the Air Force.
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I guess I'm really giving away my age. In 66 I qualified with the M-14 and M79. Familiarized in 67 with the 1911, m60, and LAWS rocket. Had to qualify with the m16A1 in 1969.
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Qualified on M-1 (reserves), M-14, M-14A2, and the M60. Shot the M-79, 1911 45 and the 50 Cal as part of 11B10 training at Fort Dix in 1967. We had training on the 3.5" recoilless and the law but never fired them??
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Qualified with the M 16. Brief stints with the M 60, 1911, LAW and some other weapons I can't remember.
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M1, bar. As a rifleman in Korea 1952. Fired 1911 in boot camp bur never carried it.
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