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This guy my brother knows, I don't know how they met...but he has been over to the house a few times. Seemed all right. But today, I spent a large amount of time with him....and he is a moron.

My brother works on Wichita, I live in Cheney....about ~30 miles apart. And I went to see my brother today(he convinced me to donate plasma for ammo money) and this guy watched their kids while he and I went to do the bloody thing.

We got back, and I said something about how I was going to go buy ammo. His ears perked up, and he mentioned something about being in the NAVY, and wanted to know if he could get behind the trigger. I of course, said yes. I went to (gasp!) Gander to buy some ammo. UMC 250 brick of 9mm was on sale for 69.99 so I grabbed it.

Also, a 550 round brick of 22lr is up to $35 now...what the eff?

He rode back home with me, my brother drove his truck because he just bought it...and still isn't used to the standard tranny. The whole time all he did was talk about the NAVY, not being eligible to join, I always like to listen to stories. But after listening to him talk, I quickly realized he was full of shit. He said he used the BMG to "Snag an infidel at 5000 yards" and "Seen the pink mist from between his eyes" I'm not sure, but I think that is the line from Jarhead. He talked about how much he knew about guns, made some comment on what I could do to make my truck better...blah blah blah.

I was ready for him to get out of my truck after that long drive.

We get here to the house, I feed my 'gator. then grab my PT92 and head out. We stop by the gas station so he can buy some chew(gross) and the only ID he has on him is his NAVY ID. So I know something is legit. More BS on the way to my range...

We get there, he don't know how to load a magazine. Then couldn't get the slide to breech. Then made a 24" group at 15 yards. Then rattled something off about how he shouts different guns at the range, and they come loaded....

I'm not too up to date on the NAVY. And correct me if I'm wrong. But NAVY people don't go over seas do they? They stay on the sub and do their NAVY things there? And I KNOW that all branches of the Military train with firearms, well enough to the point to where they can load, cock, and shoot a firearm.

Then all the way home he talked about how he is a better shot with an M16, and he will bring his home sometime and we will go shooting....


I don't know...I give up on people. That is why I have so many pets I guess.
 

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We get there, he don't know how to load a magazine. Then couldn't get the slide to breech. Then made a 24" group at 15 yards. Then rattled something off about how he shouts different guns at the range, and they come loaded....

I'm not too up to date on the NAVY. And correct me if I'm wrong. But NAVY people don't go over seas do they? They stay on the sub and do their NAVY things there? And I KNOW that all branches of the Military train with firearms, well enough to the point to where they can load, cock, and shoot a firearm.
When I was in the Navy in the 80's the only time I ever picked up a firearm was in basic training. It was a 1911 chambered to a .22LR, and we were handed the gun and 5 loaded mags. That's it, never picked up another firearm while enlisted.

As for overseas, your over a sea all the time in the navy. But when the ship pulls into port you can leave the ship for specified lengths of time (unless you are a snipe).

How'd this guy pass the ASVAB?
 

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We get there, he don't know how to load a magazine. Then couldn't get the slide to breech. Then made a 24" group at 15 yards. Then rattled something off about how he shouts different guns at the range, and they come loaded....

I'm not too up to date on the NAVY. And correct me if I'm wrong. But NAVY people don't go over seas do they? They stay on the sub and do their NAVY things there? And I KNOW that all branches of the Military train with firearms, well enough to the point to where they can load, cock, and shoot a firearm.
When I was in the Navy in the 80's the only time I ever picked up a firearm was in basic training. It was a 1911 chambered to a .22LR, and we were handed the gun and 5 loaded mags. That's it, never picked up another firearm while enlisted.

As for overseas, your over a sea all the time in the navy. But when the ship pulls into port you can leave the ship for specified lengths of time (unless you are a snipe).

How'd this guy pass the ASVAB?
It was probably an ASVAB waiver... J/K.
 

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Having a brother in the Navy currently, he told me that in Basic, they SHOWED him an M-16 and an M-14, put it down and told them "You'll never touch one of these your entire career, unless you're a Master at Arms, so we're not going to bother teaching you how to shoot it."

He's never touched a firearm his entire 10 years in the Navy.
 

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All I had to do was qualify with the 1911 .22 in order to pass basic training. I don't know if they still do that now or not. But that was in the 80's and we never picked up another fireame while I was enlisted.

Now that you say that, I do think I vaguely remember being shown an M-16 and am M-14 and being told about the same thing... "most of you never see one".
 

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I have a high school freind whos navy (machinists mate) and he said hes never fired a weapon in basic or on duty. the only time you see firearms out on baord his ship is when munitions are being loaded or offloaded, or any kind of top secret document or item is being removed or installed on board. IIRC hes on board a missile frigate of some type.

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OK I was in the Navy from 79-85, sea duty from 81-85. Now I was a ASROC guard, so I pulled duty watch with 1911 .45 every 3 days and had to Qualify every year. During security alert I manned a M-60 machine gun in front of the ASROC launcher and had to qualify with it every year. I was a computer tech so not sure why we got picked, but it was us, operations specialists, gunners mates and some boatsman mates that pulled that duty. I did 2 Med. cruises and went to ports from Spain to Greece and everwhere in between. I was in the Tin Can navy, not Subs. from the story your telling I would be bustin his chops right off the bat. ["Snag an infidel at 5000 yards" and "Seen the pink mist from between his eyes"] that's 2.9 miles and he would have to have a 50X scope at the least. [Then rattled something off about how he shouts different guns at the range, and they come loaded....] that might not be BS, the gunners mate loaded the mags and issued them. [Then couldn't get the slide to breech] that's total BS. [ better shot with an M16, and he will bring his home sometime ] Don't know about that one, we weren't issued any guns unless we were duty watch, security alert, practice at sea or qualify. So i would say his story was pretty stinky!
 

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My son recently returned from the sand box and being a corpsman(Navy medic assigned to Marines) gets to shoot everything the Ma rines use. Got in trouble once with a Lt. Comdr. and had to clean the platoon's weapons for 30 days. Just think of all those nice weapons he got to handle, I just wish he wouldn't rub it in :grinwink:. Oh yeah, this thread was about stupid people, well I figured out why Marine units have corpsman, to keep the troops alive until they get to combat. No offense to you jarheads who have served well, but bored young Marines( swabbies, flyboys, groundpounders, and shore patrol as well) can think up some stuff. :cantlook: I won't mention anything here, don't want to give anybody ideas :-X. Former Flyboy :devilsidesmile:
 
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