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Posted: 10/28/2006 6:28:38 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2006 6:29:39 AM EST by M4A1OwnsYou]
Just wanted to let you all know that I am alive and well. Just made it to AIT at Fort Gordon, GA. We have a weekend pass so I figured I'd waste a few on the internet and say hello to everyone. Qualified as 33/40 Sharpshooter and Expert Grenades. Two of those shots were really disappointing, such as trying to memorize target order and forgetting to hit the bolt catch on the first target from the kneeling. :( I can't believe I did something so dumb like that haha. I'll be here for the next 3 months so I'll probably be posting every now and then.

By the way, for those who don't remember me, I left for BCT at Fort Benning on August 10th. Graduated from there Thursday, and got to see my family which was really nice.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 6:33:16 AM EST
Stay safe.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 6:34:21 AM EST
Great job and welcome back!

Link Posted: 10/28/2006 6:35:35 AM EST
Thanks for the update and best of luck in AIT
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 6:36:46 AM EST
You Da MN ! stay safe
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 6:37:17 AM EST
Thanks. Appreciate it guys.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 6:37:45 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 6:45:24 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 6:48:26 AM EST
hows the kneeling they didn't have that last time I qualified...(38)
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 6:48:56 AM EST
whats your MOS?
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 6:50:38 AM EST
nice job. tip: don't try to memorize target order, just engage what pops up...use both eyes to watch your lane and try to keep your weak eye open when you fire for this purpose. you'll hawkeye next time...
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 6:51:25 AM EST
Good to hear from ya!

Link Posted: 10/28/2006 6:57:20 AM EST
Get some and stay safe youngun.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 7:04:37 AM EST
Good luck at AIT.

Stay safe.

Link Posted: 10/28/2006 7:08:41 AM EST
Expert Grenades eh?

I guess I'm God Of Grenades then.

Glad ya made it ok and good luck at AIT!
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 7:09:52 AM EST

This is great news.

Please keep us informed as you go along. Stay safe.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 7:30:56 AM EST
Welcome back
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 8:00:27 AM EST
Ok, who are you again?

Naw, just kidding. Good job and be safe!
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 8:16:46 AM EST
Keep up the good fight!
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 8:29:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By Covert8645:

I guess I'm God Of Grenades then.

Is 8645 supposed to be your MOS?
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 10:19:19 AM EST

Link Posted: 10/28/2006 6:25:25 PM EST
I'm ashamed of Chris, he didn't tell you guys the good stuff! I thought most of you would appreciate this little excerpt

They issued us the M16A4 with a detachable carry handle, and the KAC railed handguards. We used Aimpoints for a short period of time, as well as the infrared PAC4 with night vision goggles (NODS). Fucking badass. The only way to put it. Also, the .50cal with the infrared laser and NODS is even more awesome. We did a couple night fires, and caught the range on fire with tracers.

They let the recruits have the A4's with KAC systems? Rock on!

Someone asked his MOS... he's radioman. He was going to be Indirect Fire Infantry but there was an issue with color blindness or something like that.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 12:07:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2006 12:14:46 PM EST by M4A1OwnsYou]

Originally Posted By FordGuy:
nice job. tip: don't try to memorize target order, just engage what pops up...use both eyes to watch your lane and try to keep your weak eye open when you fire for this purpose. you'll hawkeye next time...

Thanks. Yeah that's pretty much what I did, but I memorized the first couple in each posistion. Honestly, it didn't help that much, except for the 50R and 50L since they're out of your line of sight due to the distance apart. For the most part, I just shot what popped up. Scanned with both eyes open, closed one eye when they popped up, and bam, sight picture. I had a really bad nose laceration at the time as well. I was suprised how it didn't affect me that much. Basically, negligence on some dumbass' part led to me getting hit in the face with the muzzle of an M16 and the blank fire adapter's ring tearing through my nose. It was pretty horrible. My nostril was pretty much hanging and needed to be stitched back. So my nose to charging handle was basically my right nostril on the charging handle since the left one was all messed up. Fortunately, this happened before zeroeing so I could actually zero my rifle with that stock/cheek weld.

By the way, I'm a 25C, and thanks again for the kind words guys. It's great to hear from you all again.

Oh, and yes, they issued us the A4. They had the most ridiculous upper/lower receiver wobble I have ever seen. Even the damn bolt carrier had a lot of wobble inside the upper. Suprisingly, the Colt I had was pretty damn reliable, except for magazine malfunctions since they get thrown in the dirt, etc. Some people had FN's and they really seem to mix and match parts. I don't recall what kind of barrel the Colt had but it didn't have Colt markings on it I don't believe. It was a gov't profile 1/7 chrome-lined.

And thanks again for the membership, Kenny(fivespeedf150)! I owe you man. Today might be the last day I have internet access for a little while. Not sure yet, but until next time, take care of yourselves. I'll be home for Christmas probably, which is December 19th-January 2nd, so I'll be posting more often then, and I'll actually get to shoot my M4gery again! I'm sure I'll have the opportunity to post again before then though.

PVT Hubbard out.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 12:11:45 PM EST
Welcome back!!
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 12:12:16 PM EST
Welcome back!!
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