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    I was quite surprised

    Well - favorably!

    My step son is in the Navy (just 7/12) and just gotten petty officer status. He is also just home on 2/52 leave and he asked a while ago - ''can we hit the range"

    We plan a session on Wednesday but - today we were chatting and I did not realize that he had already had some quite useful drills. Using of course Beretta 92.

    Apart from ''just'' punching paper traditionally - there is seemingly a very nice emphasis on safety and also some drills where they draw and shoot from retention - and others where they have 2 rounds in a mag and have to shoot those and speed reload.

    All sounds better than i had thought - so - Wednesday I think will be a fun session altho he'll have to manage with a SIG instead of Beretta - I don't think he'll mind

    Will probably write it up if time allows after.
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    Range time sure has changed over the last several years. When I went in in '92, we were still using converted .45's and shooting more than two rounds in a "one one thousand" was a no-no. Of course they didn't say that until I was called Wyatt Earp for shooting a .22 too fast.
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    I went through in '94... still the same tired *** 1911's fireing a .22.

    I got some range time on a Mossburg and the M9 on Aux Security force and Ships quals, but boot camp was a joke.
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    Nice to Hear...

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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    Well - favorably!

    My step son is in the Navy (just 7/12) and just gotten petty officer status. He is also just home on 2/52 leave and he asked a while ago - ''can we hit the range"
    We plan a session on Wednesday
    Will probably write it up if time allows after.
    Sounds like a fine young man. Here's wishing you both a great time at the range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    All sounds better than i had thought - so - Wednesday I think will be a fun session altho he'll have to manage with a SIG instead of Beretta - I don't think he'll mind
    Dunno.....Brother-in-law has a Sig 226 and I have the Beretta. When we go shooting together, sometimes I have to remind him that I really do need to practice with my own gun!
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    My step son is in the Navy (just 7/12) and just gotten petty officer status. He is also just home on 2/52
    OK I'll ask what is 7/12 & 2/52?
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    Apparently times have changed! When I was in the Navy, ('75-'79) you would go up on deck where a Marine would briefly explain the workings of the 1911A1 then let you fire five rounds off the side of the ship.
    Then you'd cross over to the other side of the fantail where another Marine would do the same with an M14.
    If you hit the water with all ten rounds you were a qualified armed watchstander.
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    OK I'll ask what is 7/12 & 2/52?
    Rick - sorry - it's shorthand for weeks or months ..... 7/12 = 7 months ... 2/52 = two weeks etc.
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    Nice to hear they are stepping up tactics/training for sailors. Have fun shooting.
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