Small Arms Qualification Stories
Since OldVet felt the need to call me out on the EXTREMELY :biggrin2: rigorous and demanding standards of Air Force small arms "Expert" qualification here http://www.defensivecarry.com/forum/...ur-avatar.html, a few stories:
From the late 80's to the mid 90's when I had to maintain my small arms qualification, the criteria for "Expert" qualification was something like all of your rounds had to fall within either the bullseye or second ring. They would run you through a few timed scenarios, firing from various positions. On what I believe was my fourth qualification, the instructor scored my rounds as "Qualified". All of my rounds fell within the bullseye or second ring, except that I apparently missed the target completely with one of my rounds. I thought "that doesn't make sense", but since I had qualified and had previously qualified "Expert" three times, I didn't concern myself too much with it. Since they let us take our targets, later at home when I was looking at it closer I found that he had missed counting where I had double-punched one spot. You could barely make out where I was off about 1/16" from the previous round. Oh well ...
One of the guys in the squadron told us that on one of his qualifications the woman next to him, who had an administrative role, was struggling. He already had enough rounds on target to qualify, so he started shooting at her target. The instructor caught him and admonished him. Not sure what her final outcome was.
Feel free to add your own interesting or humorous qualification stories.