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body_armor IAR2 Corporal Ryan Salacinski, a native of Laurel, Montana, and a guest member of the Marine Corps Shooting Team, shoots his weapon May 6 during the Australian Army Skill at Arms Meeting 2015 at the Puckapunyal Military Area, Victoria, Australia. AASAM is an annual, international combat-marksmanship competition hosted by the Australian Army, May 6 to 22. The MCST is comprised of 12 Marines with Marine Corps Base Quantico and Marine Rotational Force - Darwin to represent the Marine Corps in this year’s competition. Salacinski is a sniper with 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, MRF-D.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Marcin Platek/Released) Capture 635936551830204089-5051977-1007 south-korea-military-exercise 635914060329876117-MAR-marksmanship-course-1

M27 DM role, front sights ditched, and other Marine Corps News

Two articles recently came out in the Marine Corps Times (which has absolutely no affiliation or endorsement by the USMC) concerning a variety of small arms related topics. The first one is a sort of M27 qualification that some Twenty Nine Palms battalions participated [Read More…]

TFBTV: USMC Rifle Range Qualification


On this episode of TFBTV, Miles Vining takes a look at how the U.S. Marine Corps goes about the annual rifle qualification process that every Marine undertakes every year. Qualification is not only important for keeping up the fundamentals of marksmanship, but also plays into a Marine’s [Read More…]

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Marines Return to Colt

Matthew Sturdevant has published an article at Military.com about the USMC return to the 1911 pistol … The newest Colt .45-caliber pistol is touted for its durability and design. It is tested to make sure it can be dropped in water, covered in mud, immersed in [Read More…]

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Shooting while Sea Sick

The USMC is running experiments to see how well Marines can perform certain tasks, including shooting, whilst sea sick during an amphibious assult. Marine Times reports … Can you fire your rifle while puking? Inquiring minds at the Naval Surface Warfare Center [Read More…]

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The Hog Saddle

The coolest product I saw this year at Shot Show was one that I almost did not see.  Its easy to miss things at Shot Show simply because of how many products are being shown, but this product, The Hog Saddle by Shadow Tech LLC caught my eye.  As I walked down the line [Read More…]

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Johnson Automatic Rifle

Forgotten weapons writes about the Johnson Automatic Rifle … However, it had one particular feature that made it attractive to the Marine Corps paratroopers – the barrel could be easily removed and replaced, using just a cartridge. This made it into a much [Read More…]

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Barrett M82 Snipers

These photos of Marine snipers were taken earlier this month during Operation Moshtarak (Helmand province, Afghanistan). Kit Up has published a post discussing the photos.