The Marine Corps SOTG M4 Qual – Get MEU Ready

The Marine Corps SOTG M4 Qual – Get MEU Ready

 

50 yards, 50 rounds, 2 Magazines, 2 Targets and a shot timer.

This is a challenging dynamic qual to up your CQB shooting.

If you really want to put some hair on your nuts, try running this with a transition to pistol thrown in.

 

Know Your Weapons: Mannlicher M1895 Rifle

AUSTRIA-HUNGARY’S M-95 Rifle

 

“The M95 proved itself one of the finest battle rifles of the First World War. It weighed around a pound less than its equally lengthy peers and was slim and almost delicate by comparison. The soldiers who carried it appreciated its light weight but the Allied soldiers facing the M95 in the icy Alps and trenches took note of its high rate of fire compared to their turn-bolt action guns. The M95 was capable of 30–35 rounds a minute while turn-bolt actions were generally limited to 15–20 shots a minute. The simplicity of the straight-pull’s forward-backward bolt operation certainly made it easier to master than a turn-bolt action, which requires twice the number of motions to cycle. In addition, the upward motion to lift a cock-on-opening bolt handle — for example the Lebel, Berthier, M1903 Springfield, Carcano — is physically more difficult and more disruptive to the aim. The British SMLE, which cocked on the forward stroke like the Mannlicher, was the M95’s closest rival in speed of operation.”

 

Know Your History: Russian Invasion of Finland, The Winter War 1939-1940

H/T VikingLife Blog

 

 

Never under estimate a people that want to defend their culture and homeland.

Holding out for three months against the might of the Soviet War Machine is not bad.

Of course you cannot discuss the Winter War without discussing The White Death, Simo Hayha.

Simo Hayha is proof that cultivating the mantra “Every Man a Rifleman” Works!

History has proven time and time again, that to produce deadly snipers and soldiers, nothing can replace the self-sufficient and practical hunting/gun culture in which they were raised.

Their prowess with a rifle was directly related to their upbringing and the traditions handed down from their fathers.

Nothing could be a better teacher than that!

Shooting Your Enemy’s Leaders Seems To Work (In Cyrillic, At Least)

Shooting Your Enemy’s Leaders Seems To Work (In Cyrillic, At Least)

 

I am all about learning lessons from the current Goat Rodeo in Ukraine to apply here at home where the real enemies are.

One of those lessons is this:

EVERY MAN a Rifleman!

Because the Most Dangerous Thing in the World is a Dedicated Man and his Rifle!

Because it’s not just about Shooting People, it’s about Shooting the RIGHT People.

 

Train Frequently and Prepare Accordingly.