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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-27-2018, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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Question What kind of rifle did you use in boot camp?

We had M16 out in the field in the Coast Guard but in Coast Guard Boot Camp they gave use M1 Garand's. We were a service that use many a hand me downs.. You should see the 1911 we had aboard our cutter to use... There was no more bluing on the guns.. LOL but they still shot fine.. I'm sure the Gunners Mate change all the parts out on them to make them shoot well..

I have always had a place in my heart for the Model 1911... My dad was born in 1911 and I had to carry the Model 1911 to perform my CG duties...

So much so that I purchased a Model 1911 GI Springfield Armory... Ha Ha mine sure didn't look like that GI when I was in the CG! I new and parkerized etc...

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M 1 Garand. After I made Petty Officer on board ship, I had to qualify with the 1911 .45.

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Heads up guys...CMP is getting 10,000 true USGI 1911's from the US Army to sell at some point in the semi-near future.
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Heads up guys...CMP is getting 10,000 true USGI 1911's from the US Army to sell at some point in the semi-near future.
what do you have to do to get a chance for one?
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Go to the CMP's site and find the requirements for eligibility to purchase.

I believe at this time, the Army is releasing 10,000 pistols. The CMP has a process in place for how they'll take orders and what they'll do for when/if more than 10,000 orders come in. No pistols will be sold in the North or South stores as they did with rifles. All by order only.
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I,ll keep my springfield 1911-A1, it fires anything I run threw it with out any problems. I think I paid 350.00 for it.
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M-14 in boot camp and then M-16 in the FMF.

But I was the designated M-79 (blooper) guy and carried a .45 as well - but this was only for a very short time.

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Trained and qualified with the M-14 in boot camp.

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M-16.................

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In USCG if the outdoor range was closed we shoot some real neat 22 rimfire rifles indoors too.
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