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Sad Day

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Rammer80, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. Rammer80

    Rammer80 Beaverton Member

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    Just cleaned my guns today after an outing. last time im gonna be shooting for about a year+. I leave in 17 days for the United States Navy.
     
  2. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    It may be a sad day for you, but it is a great day for all of us here in the U.S. Thank you for your service. Stay safe. God bless. :thumbup:
     
  3. 56kninja

    56kninja Portland Member

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    Did you just enlist?

    Good luck.
     
  4. RevJimII

    RevJimII Lane County, Or New Member

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    First, thank you for volunteering to serve. Now, don't be too sad about not shooting the weapons you own.. have you SEEN what you get to utilize in the armed forces??

    :thumbup:
     
  5. Rammer80

    Rammer80 Beaverton Member

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    i enlisted back in Feb. And thanks.
     
  6. Wenis

    Wenis Tri-Cities, WA Member

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    I regret not enlisting when I was younger. I still have a moral sense of duty boiling inside, so I volunteer my time every week. Those who have the ability to help the greater good, should. So I too, thank you.
     
  7. 86-0134

    86-0134 north willamette valley Member

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    God bless and thank you. You are among Americas finest. I sleep easy knowing the caliber of men and women who are keeping my family and I safe!
     
  8. whphel

    whphel Lake Stevens Member

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    God speed and truly, Thank you for your service.
     
  9. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Good luck, get some pirates for us. :)
     
  10. dario541

    dario541 medford, or 97504 Member

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    Hooray for you! Please keep in touch. The internet is one of the modern marvels of this age.
     
  11. bwells

    bwells Longview Member

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    Don't worry. You'll get to shoot while you're at boot. When I went through in '01 we got a total of three live rounds. :laugh:

    Where are you off to after basic?
     
  12. Rammer80

    Rammer80 Beaverton Member

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    Pensacola Fl. and its more now cause they got rid of service week so theres more PT and more live ammo shots.
     
  13. meanmike58

    meanmike58 oregon Member

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    I tip my hat to you!
     
  14. sillyrabbit

    sillyrabbit Salem, Oregon Member

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    Congratulations! and Thank You for volunteering to serve our great country. Should your family left behind here, need our help, let us know and I'm sure we can help look after yours as you look after us. Be Safe and return!
     
  15. Mutoman

    Mutoman North Bend Active Member

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    Couldn't have said it better Sillyrabbit! That goes for me too!
     
  16. raindog

    raindog Portland, OR Active Member

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    I'm curious...what do recruits shoot in Navy boot camp? The M9 pistol? 16" Mark 7 naval guns? ;-)
     
  17. Rammer80

    Rammer80 Beaverton Member

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    M9 and mossberg 500 12 gauge. they stopped shooting the m16 since they dont use them on the ships anymore. who needs a long range rifle in a small confined ship??
     
  18. raindog

    raindog Portland, OR Active Member

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    Well, the Nimitz carrier top is about 300M in length, though I'd hate to try a shot even with a Remington 700 sniper rifle...ship moving, windy as ****, etc.

    But yes, of course, you are right for 99% of situations.
     
  19. Rammer80

    Rammer80 Beaverton Member

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    True but still. who's gonna be needing to take a shot end to end?
     
  20. bwells

    bwells Longview Member

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    We shot the M9 in the live range, and the M9 and 500 in the simulator. When I was on a carrier, all of our topside insecurity watches carried rifles when we were in port.