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  1. #11
    wolfhunter Guest
    HardCorps, we don't care how they do it in Hollywood.

    Seriously, yes, I went through Parris Island, and later went back to act as a Coach at the rifle range. You separate Aiming and Sight picture/Sight alignment? Exactly what do you do in the "aiming" stage?

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    Paris Island, Class of '78 myself.

    Those 'Hollywood' Marines do things strange!
    Do they really issue pink panties out there?

    ---------------

    The 'Long Range Marksman' classes were an eye opener!
    I 'Thought' I knew how to shoot before the Marines, but they actually taught me how to shoot accurately.
    I'd never heard of a 'Bone Rest' until then
    (17 year old Indiana farm boy that knew EVERYTHING when I got to boot! I had a rough life for about 12 weeks until I learned how much I DIDN'T KNOW... those last 4 weeks weren't too bad after I got a clue!),
    Although I had been doing a version of 'Bone Rest' for years (Incorrectly, but not by much).
    It's the little changes that make the most difference, and I'm glad the DI didn't loose interest in me until I got it right!
    Although at the time, I thought I was being picked on, he saw potential and later called me a 'Natural' and recommended me for LRM training...
    Wasn't good for much else but manual labor, but I could punch holes in paper targets!

    I still catch myself counting breaths before I squeeze one off 30 years later!
    They REALLY install muscle memory and repetition into you!

    I can't say it sucks, I normally hit what I aim at, and I still can hear the ring of that steel pot when I move a loaded rifle on the range!

    Nothing like a Drill Instructor with a billy club ringing that steel pot when you do something wrong!
    (Steel pot hangs a date on me!)
    Nothing else in the world makes a sound like a steel pot when the DI rings it for doing something wrong, and you NEVER forget that sound!

    You can ALWAYS tell a Marine shooter by the way he sets up for a shot!
    We all do it EXACTLY the same way!
    Could it be fear of hearing that steel pot ring if you screw up leg position or hand grip?

  4. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by wolfhunter View Post
    HardCorps, we don't care how they do it in Hollywood.

    Seriously, yes, I went through Parris Island, and later went back to act as a Coach at the rifle range. You separate Aiming and Sight picture/Sight alignment? Exactly what do you do in the "aiming" stage?
    I knew the Hollywood grief was coming.

    Aim - acquire the target in the sights

    Sight Alignment/ Sight picture - the target will become a blurry ball right over the top of the post.

    Don't ask me but that's what they taught us. The only target I ever saw actually blur over the top of the post was the Able target.

    PS - that was way back when Christ was a Corporal, as they say
    An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
    Winston Churchill

  5. #14
    handgonnetoter Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by HardCorps53 View Post
    Hey wolfhunter, just curious if you went through Parris Island? I went through San Diego. Range was at Camp Pendleton. They taught us slightly different.

    Breathe

    Relax

    Aim

    Sight Alignment/Sight picture

    Squeeze

    Semper Fi
    Yea, I'm a "Hollywood" Marine too.

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    Thats awesome thanks for the post!

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    great write up wolf.
    I don't carry a gun because I hate the government.
    I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.

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