Good thing I loaded up a bunch of ammo (158 gr 38 Sp wad cutters), cause we ran through a bunch. You old guys will appreciate that I way outshot the Army Ranger. But we were using my guns mostly. Worse for him however is that when we finished up with the usual One Shot Challenge, his GF (my lovely 100 pound granddaughter) out shot him by about 1/4 inch. We had a ball, trash talking and putting up new targets. Hopefully, his unit wonít hear about him being outshot by the GF. He would lose some cred for sure. Heís a Captain. So young. Were we ever that young?
Really nice young man. He may well wind up as a grandson-in-law, and I sure hope he does. Heíll be based soon at Scofield on Oahu soon. He has not yet been in a hostile environment, though he has been to Chicago.
I asked about his duty weaponry, and he has the usual M4 and carries the Beretta M9. He said some units, like the 82nd Airborne have the new duty pistols. He also mentioned that a lot of units still are issued the old M16 with the carry handle upper. As for rifle qual, they have to qualify with iron sights and the optical sights.