Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Range Report: Parris Island

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Kalashnikov, Dec 22, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Kalashnikov

    Kalashnikov Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    Messages:
    399
    Well for those who might remember me, would remeber that I was off to MCRD Parris Island for boot camp a few months ago. I can now say that i have successfully complete basic training and have EARNED the title of United States Marine. It's an awesome feeling, I wish i could find the words for it. For those who are interested my MOs is 2311, Ammunition and Explosive Ordanence Disposal. Anyways like I said this is a range report. I scored 238 out of 250 (for those familiure with the Marine Corps KD course of fire). 3 points away from company high shooter. Well its good to be back,

    Semper Fi
     
  2. Fly320s

    Fly320s Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    1,828
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Congratulations on becoming a Marine. :D

    You have received probably the best rifle training available. Remember it for as long as you live and it well serve you well.

    Enjoy your time off. Merry Christmas.
     
  3. Kalashnikov

    Kalashnikov Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    Messages:
    399
    Thank you very much.

    As for the rifle training, the biggest thing that they taught me that I had no idea about was trigger control. I never knew it was a slow steady squeeze, I always just squeezed. Makes sense now that i think about it but at the time...:banghead:

    Semper Fi
     
  4. AirForceShooter

    AirForceShooter Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2004
    Messages:
    2,758
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Congratulations

    I always hated the term squeeze.

    AFS
     
  5. Lambo

    Lambo Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2005
    Messages:
    299
    Location:
    Bel Air, Maryland
    Kalashnikov Thank You for your Service. Our Republic still exists because of young boys like yourself and old men like me!!!! OOH- RAH
     

    Attached Files:

  6. obiwan1

    obiwan1 Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2003
    Messages:
    495
    Location:
    Miami, Fl.
    Semper Fi. Congrats and welcome. 238 is a very nice score. You must have had an exceptional platoon to be beat with that score. I was high man with a couple of points lower but that was many years ago and with an M14. Always remember - there's Expert, and everything else. Shooting Expert is one of those checkmarks for advancement. :cool:
     
  7. JamisJockey

    JamisJockey member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2003
    Messages:
    2,745
    Location:
    Northern VA

    Great shooting Marine. Welcome to the fraternity. Its small, but distinguished.

    Jason Dunaway, CPL, USMC (1992-1997)
     
  8. Kalashnikov

    Kalashnikov Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    Messages:
    399
    Well thank you all for the kind words but I'm just doing my duty, thats all. Humility aside though I'm very proud and honored to have achieved what I did. As far as my platoon goes we had 19 failures and the platoon high shooter got a 239, which pisses me off slightly. We still took 2nd as far as company though. To be perfectly honest though I'm kinda ashamed of my platoon, all my drill instructors said we were the worst because we had no team work, which was true. Infinate potential, but no willingness to use it. I'm trying to find some platoon pictures but it's a little taxing right now so maybe later. Also I recived a Romanian SKS and M1 garand as graduation gifts, so I have a couple of questions. Is there an online source for wolf 7.62x39 ammo? Everywhere I've looked has it out of stock and on back order. Also is the M1 ammo sensetive or will it eat any 30-06?

    Semper Fi
     
  9. 6inch

    6inch Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2005
    Messages:
    119
    Location:
    Boonies of North Central Florida
    Semper Fi brother.

    Congrats on firing Expert but take it from an old 0311. The best shots in combat are usually not the best on the range. That's a whole new ballgame. :)

    RVN. '67-'68.
     
  10. pcf

    pcf Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2003
    Messages:
    862
    Location:
    Arlington, TX
    Haha, don't take it personally, it's in the DIs' personality to be a-holes no matter how well you do. Are's had some rather un-highroad type things to say about us too.

    Enjoy your leave, remember you can now walk around anywhere you want without permission (especially at home), don't have to have your heels together when you eat, and it's okay to turn your head and stare at girls.

    (BTW chicks dig blues even all you have is a NDSM)
     
  11. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2002
    Messages:
    9,846
    Location:
    Kampong Cham, Cambodia
    Welcome to The Marines
    OORah
    Semper Fi
    75-79
     
  12. Kalashnikov

    Kalashnikov Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    Messages:
    399
    thats such a shame that I'm engaged, I cant go out and pick up chicks in them.:(
     
  13. molonlabe

    molonlabe Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2004
    Messages:
    873
    Location:
    Mountaineer country WV
    Stick with 150ish gr Mil Ball ammo for the M1 unless you are reloading. Then you need to use the right powder. Military ball is best. It has a finicky pressure curve that needs to be correct. 4895 is the preferred powder with some people using 4064. The bullets uses vary from 150gr to 168gr match king that I use.
    Can’t speak for the communist block gun, never owned on. Spent too much of my life fighting them.
     
  14. Lambo

    Lambo Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2005
    Messages:
    299
    Location:
    Bel Air, Maryland
  15. HankB

    HankB Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2003
    Messages:
    5,226
    Location:
    Central Texas
    A "stock" M1 Garand should not be used with most commercial ammo - it's a matter of gas port pressure.

    The ODCMP has genuine USGI ball ammo available at a good price, gibrass.com also has suitable USGI ammo available, this packed in Garand clips.

    There are two types of Korean ammo which are suitable for the Garand - the "KA" headstamped stuff works well, but is corrosively primed. The "PS" stuff is non corrosive, but there are reputedly a couple of defective lots circulating around.

    There's also an aftermarket gas plug available - it allows you to selectively "bleed off" some gas. With one of these installed and adjusted properly, virtually any .30/06 ammo may be used without beating the heck out of the op rod.
     
  16. Rich K

    Rich K Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2004
    Messages:
    552
    Location:
    SE Michigan
    Welcome to the Brotherhood! You are now a member of the finest Military Organization in the world.Semper Fi,and OOORAH.USMC-74-78-0311.
     
  17. BullfrogKen

    BullfrogKen Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2005
    Messages:
    14,886
    Location:
    Lewisberry, PA
    Semper Fi Marine. EOD, huh? (Thinking back to how many lifer EOD guys had all 10 fingers . . . )

    My first night back home, I woke up, had to visit "the head". I got out of the rack, walked right into a wall. I tripped over things, fished around, and searched the walls with my hands wondering what kind of new game was this the Drill Instructors were pulling on us . . .

    Then, I realized I wasn't in a squad bay anymore. Good thing, too. Because whoever was on firewatch that night was asleep. . .
     
  18. Rezin

    Rezin Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Messages:
    347
    Location:
    Bucks County, PA
    Semper Fi. You are now one of the elite! Wear it proudly!

    USMC 89-92
     
  19. Kalashnikov

    Kalashnikov Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    Messages:
    399
    I thought the exact same thing the first night I woke up. I looked around the hotel room and though "why the hell did the drill instructors put sheets over the windows? and wasnt I on the top rack?":confused:

    As far as my fingers go, my senior drill instructor asked if I liked having all ten. I replied as long as i have both trigger fingers I'll live to be a happy man :evil:
     
  20. tegemu

    tegemu Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2005
    Messages:
    988
    Location:
    Orange Park, Fla.
    Semper Fi Marine, This old Senior Chief sends his congratulations and I am proud of you. No one but a Marine can wear that Eagle Globe and Anchor, Honor and Treasure it. I wish I could shake your hand. Good Luck and God Bless.
     
  21. Steve in PA

    Steve in PA Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2002
    Messages:
    2,568
    Location:
    NE PA
    Welcome to the brotherhood, Marine :D
     
  22. CAPTAIN MIKE

    CAPTAIN MIKE Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2003
    Messages:
    750
    Location:
    Home of the Brave
    ...Right ON ...

    Good for you. Thank you for your Service to our COUNTRY.
    Now...drop and give me 50 for the Corps !!!
     
  23. jojo

    jojo Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2003
    Messages:
    370
    Location:
    Kansas City, MO
    Congratulations Marine, well done.

    Sgt USMC
    75-80
     
  24. oneshooter

    oneshooter Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2004
    Messages:
    1,322
    Location:
    TEXAS, by God
    Congrads!!! A long road that few have traveled. What you have learned will be with you for life.
    Semper Fi Brother

    Oneshooter
    0311 E-5 USMC 1970-78
    Livin in Texas
     
  25. MikeIsaj

    MikeIsaj Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2005
    Messages:
    878
    Location:
    North of the City of Brotherly Love, West of The P
    Congrats Marine, and welcome to the greatest fraternity in the world. 238s an excellent score in boot camp. Expect to add another 5 - 10 points next qual. Fleet weapons are in better condition and less stress. Remember what you did to earn that Eagle, Globe and Anchor. Be proud, make us all proud!
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page