Shooter Gramps - Finally joined the group

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    Shooter Gramps - Finally joined the group

    I'm married to ShooterGranny and if I hadn't joined she would probably kick me out of the house. Actually, the only way I could view the neat photos that I wanted to see on the old airplane post was to join, so that's part of the reason too.

    After 22 1/2 years shooting or dropping every kind of ordinance imaginable from various jets it was quite different learning to use a firearm that I can hold in two hands! Despite rumors to the contrary the USMC never really taught me how to shoot a handgun, even though I had the medals to prove I was an expert with pistol and rifle. I hope the USMC is doing more combat handgun training now. Fortunately, I learned more in one week at the old Chapman Academy than in all my years in the Corps.

    From being "King of The Sky" to various jobs around the world I graduated to "ground school", with my last several jobs being at various local golf courses doing grounds maintenance. (Free golf too!) Then Granny made me really retire.

    Now all I do is shoot and bellyache...............when I'm not taking naps...............

    BTW - Thanks to all of you for your thoughts and prayers during my hospital stay a couple weeks ago.

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    First Mrs. Pittypat and now Shooter Gramps?

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    Welcome to the forum!

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    Welcome to the site from Maryland Shooter Gramps nice to have you here .
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    Welcome from the Palmetto State..
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    Welcome Gramps from Alaska.
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    Howdy! We've enjoyed having her as I'm sure we will you too! And of course, thank you for your service....old man.
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    Howdy from Ohio...good to have you in the house!
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    Welcome from North Carolina, is that an F-8 in the background of your avatar?
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    Guess I should welcome my own husband. Amazing that it took 2 full years of bugging him to move from a house to our present condo and it only took a few weeks to get him to join DC forum.

    To answer msgt/ret's question - yes.

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    Welcome it is amazing how I never took a nap in my adult life and now cant live without them

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShooterGramps View Post
    I'm married to ShooterGranny and if I hadn't joined she would probably kick me out of the house. Actually, the only way I could view the neat photos that I wanted to see on the old airplane post was to join, so that's part of the reason too.

    After 22 1/2 years shooting or dropping every kind of ordinance imaginable from various jets it was quite different learning to use a firearm that I can hold in two hands! Despite rumors to the contrary the USMC never really taught me how to shoot a handgun, even though I had the medals to prove I was an expert with pistol and rifle. I hope the USMC is doing more combat handgun training now. Fortunately, I learned more in one week at the old Chapman Academy than in all my years in the Corps.

    From being "King of The Sky" to various jobs around the world I graduated to "ground school", with my last several jobs being at various local golf courses doing grounds maintenance. (Free golf too!) Then Granny made me really retire.

    Now all I do is shoot and bellyache...............when I'm not taking naps...............

    BTW - Thanks to all of you for your thoughts and prayers during my hospital stay a couple weeks ago.
    Glad you're okay, though now I'll have to be a sneakier stalker... Good looking flyin' machine ya got there . Glad to meet you. :- )

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