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SubstanceP
01-19-2009, 3:26 PM
I have very limited handgun experience but am competent. I have NO experience with rifles/ARs.

I would like to employ an active duty or ex-Marine living in the San Diego area to train me in the use of my Cal legal AR-15.

Hopefully this will help out a soldier who may need the extra cash and help me get up to speed using my rifle.

Contact me by pm and please be willing to provide references.

Thanks.

smokingloon
01-19-2009, 3:36 PM
just FYI, Soldier = Army & Marine = Marine.

I'm sure there are many Marines that will teach you the basics for free. Well maybe lunch.

What are you trying to learn? Slow fire with iron sights, acog, mount, etc?

Jicko
01-19-2009, 3:44 PM
Just attend this class!

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=141024

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SubstanceP
01-19-2009, 4:15 PM
just FYI, Soldier = Army & Marine = Marine.

I'm sure there are many Marines that will teach you the basics for free. Well maybe lunch.

What are you trying to learn? Slow fire with iron sights, acog, mount, etc?

I'm learning from scratch. Literally! When I say newbie, I'm talkin' newbie. I'll spell out objectives via pms.

I do understand that "Soldier = Army & Marine = Marine" and I meant no disrespect for those serving in the Army. However, I live in the San Diego area and most soldiers here are Marines.

As to compensation, I'd prefer to pay a reasonable wage. While I'm the furthest thing from a Socialist, I can afford to spread a little around. And, I think everyone should be reasonably compensated for any legitimate service or product they render.

usp45
01-19-2009, 4:24 PM
[smokingloon]What are you trying to learn? Slow fire with iron sights, acog, mount, etc?I think you mean M.O.U.T.

strangerdude
01-19-2009, 4:47 PM
Something I learned from my Marine buddy, they are never ex-Marines, once a Marine always a Marine. But if your wanting to learn the basics just watch instructional videos on youtube.

Darklyte27
01-19-2009, 5:07 PM
I charge airfare for 2, a minimum 4 star hotel and 2000$ :clap:

6172crew
01-19-2009, 7:04 PM
Go to Creedmore sports and ask around, thats the high power shooter guys who sponsor the Marine rifle team MCRD.

CavTrooper
01-19-2009, 7:25 PM
I do understand that "Soldier = Army & Marine = Marine" and I meant no disrespect for those serving in the Army. However, I live in the San Diego area and most soldiers here are Marines.


No, you dont understand, there are Soldiers and there are Marines. Marines are not Soldiers, Soldiers are not Marines.

Just a tip, if youre hoping for a Marine to help you out, dont call him a Soldier, he wont appreciate it.

Darklyte27
01-19-2009, 7:36 PM
No, you dont understand, there are Soldiers and there are Marines. Marines are not Soldiers, Soldiers are not Marines.

Just a tip, if youre hoping for a Marine to help you out, dont call him a Soldier, he wont appreciate it.

Thanks, I knew someone would say it, I couldn't cuz Id look bad drilling a civilian hehe.

smokingloon
01-19-2009, 8:06 PM
?I think you mean M.O.U.T.

yes sir.

sgtb
01-19-2009, 11:47 PM
I have very limited handgun experience but am competent. I have NO experience with rifles/ARs.

I would like to employ an active duty or ex-Marine living in the San Diego area to train me in the use of my Cal legal AR-15.

Hopefully this will help out a soldier who may need the extra cash and help me get up to speed using my rifle.

Contact me by pm and please be willing to provide references.

Thanks.

I'm a former Marine Sergeant and rifle expert. I can help you out one of these days for free. I just shot today... so i need a little break but i might be available in a couple weeks to a month

USN CHIEF
01-20-2009, 7:35 AM
Why is this only limited to Marines and Soldiers? What about Navy? I am a rifle Expert and also a Small Arms Instructor and I am in San Diego. A service like this, I can provide free of charge.

ocabj
01-20-2009, 11:50 AM
No disrespect to Marines, but just because a person is a Marine, it doesn't mean that person is a great shooter nor capable of providing marksmanship instruction.

There are lots of great High Power Rifle shooters in all branches, as well as civilians. And even then, not all of them are capable of imparting their marksmanship knowledge to another, effectively.

Backcountry
01-20-2009, 12:07 PM
Why don't you just man up, join the Marines, and not try to cut corners?

xibunkrlilkidsx
01-20-2009, 12:08 PM
just FYI, Soldier = Army & Marine = Marine.

I'm sure there are many Marines that will teach you the basics for free. Well maybe lunch.

What are you trying to learn? Slow fire with iron sights, acog, mount, etc?

free food and booze gets you a LONG way with them.

And if you let them meet your sister well you just made a new best friend.

Not just marines. but former army or some nacy guys have pretty good skills. Just as long as Chief brings a med pack with him you should be ok.

And im sure there would be a few people that would be willing to help at the San diego meet on Feb 7th.

USN CHIEF
01-20-2009, 12:22 PM
No disrespect to Marines, but just because a person is a Marine, it doesn't mean that person is a great shooter nor capable of providing marksmanship instruction.

There are lots of great High Power Rifle shooters in all branches, as well as civilians. And even then, not all of them are capable of imparting their marksmanship knowledge to another, effectively.

How long were you in the Marines?

nick
01-20-2009, 12:34 PM
Why is this only limited to Marines and Soldiers? What about Navy?

Oh come on, be serious :)

ocabj
01-20-2009, 1:18 PM
How long were you in the Marines?

I wasn't.

Army GI
01-20-2009, 1:59 PM
I don't like the way this is headed.

45DAVID1
01-20-2009, 2:46 PM
I'm in the Air Force. I can't teach you Army or marine shooting skills but I can teach you how to hook-up with Air Force chicks and give you the skills needed to make a good cup of coffee and some good food.

sgtb
01-20-2009, 2:54 PM
How long were you in the Marines?

Chief is basically the man.


I'm in the Air Force. I can't teach you Army or marine shooting skills but I can teach you how to hook-up with Air Force chicks and give you the skills needed to make a good cup of coffee and some good food.

hahaha... glorious.

nick
01-20-2009, 5:15 PM
I'm in the Air Force. I can't teach you Army or marine shooting skills but I can teach you how to hook-up with Air Force chicks and give you the skills needed to make a good cup of coffee and some good food.

I'll take it! Wish they taught that in the Army :)

tango5
01-23-2009, 9:14 PM
No, you dont understand, there are Soldiers and there are Marines. Marines are not Soldiers, Soldiers are not Marines.

Just a tip, if youre hoping for a Marine to help you out, dont call him a Soldier, he wont appreciate it.

Nor do you call a Soldier a Marine. We don't take kindly to that, lol.

B.D.Dubloon
01-23-2009, 9:55 PM
It's like calling a co "guard".

wcnones
01-23-2009, 11:30 PM
Well, to get this back on track....I'm happy to help. I wasn't a PMI (Primary Marksmanship Instructor), but I was a rifle and pistol coach while in the Fleet. Be warned, though - I've been out of uniform for almost 10 years (aside from a very short revisit after 9/11), and won't be as high-speed/low-drag as some current active or reserve Marines.

All I ask is that you don't make me drive to San Diego -- I'm in Upland, about 2 hours north of S.D., and live very close to a great outdoor range that can serve as a good stomping ground.

PM me if you are interested - just know that i teach the Marine Corps way, which means you'll be snapping in quite a bit.

Oh, and the only ex-Marines are the ones with DDs; all others are Former Marines.

tankerman
01-23-2009, 11:56 PM
You're right about that, my uncle was an instructor while in the Marine Corp. and I'm embarrassed to go hunting with him.
No disrespect to Marines, but just because a person is a Marine, it doesn't mean that person is a great shooter nor capable of providing marksmanship instruction.

There are lots of great High Power Rifle shooters in all branches, as well as civilians. And even then, not all of them are capable of imparting their marksmanship knowledge to another, effectively.

Lateralus
01-24-2009, 4:08 AM
Im with the others on this one; Go to MCRD SD, sign the fun piece of paper, and get the full experience.

And dont go with Chief, youll have to wash all of your clothes.... twice... :D

Darklyte27
01-24-2009, 8:55 AM
Oh, and the only ex-Marines are the ones with DDs; all others are Former Marines.

what is this suppose to mean?

dwa
01-24-2009, 10:12 AM
what is this suppose to mean?

methinks ex marine=dishonarable discharge former marine=honarable discharge that may be why they throw a hissy fit when you call them ex jarheads! lol :)

USN CHIEF
01-24-2009, 1:01 PM
And dont go with Chief, youll have to wash all of your clothes.... twice... :D

WTF is this? You promised that you were not going to tell anyone you freak:eek::D

wcnones
01-24-2009, 8:14 PM
what is this suppose to mean?

Sorry for the cryptic post - DWA has it right, though. DD = dishonorable discharge, a punishment that strips the Marine right out of the soul of the convicted. From what I can remember, even those Marines eating Big Chicken Dinners (BCD = Bad Conduct Discharge, the next level up from DD) are still former Marines...

Darklyte27
01-24-2009, 10:19 PM
ahh ya, I steered clear from anything like that.. All Honorable and Good to go here.
Even got a commendation from GW Bush! yeehaw

glockster
01-25-2009, 9:48 AM
Nor do you call a Soldier a Marine. We don't take kindly to that, lol.

Understood. Very humble of you to not accept that prestigious title. :D

Fuzzy5
01-25-2009, 9:59 AM
Understood. Very humble of you to not accept that prestigious title. :D

ROFL. Exactly!

SemperGumby
01-25-2009, 11:31 AM
Something I learned from my Marine buddy, they are never ex-Marines, once a Marine always a Marine. But if your wanting to learn the basics just watch instructional videos on youtube.

There are "ex-Marines", they are the ones that kicked out of service. Everybody else are "Former Marines"

dwa
01-25-2009, 11:55 AM
Understood. Very humble of you to not accept that prestigious title. :D

ya i like the retain the ability to think, and not get fed in the a by the navy. i think everybody getting the same tattoos kinda lame also...:cool2:

glockster
01-25-2009, 6:57 PM
ya i like the retain the ability to think, and not get fed in the a by the navy. i think everybody getting the same tattoos kinda lame also...:cool2:

No need to get so defensive....we're only ribbing each other here.

SubstanceP
01-25-2009, 7:27 PM
Im with the others on this one; Go to MCRD SD, sign the fun piece of paper, and get the full experience.

And dont go with Chief, youll have to wash all of your clothes.... twice... :D

Yikes! They must be hurtin' if they'd sign up a one-eyed old fat guy. :eek:

Thanks again Chief! Sailors rule!

.................SubstanceP now running for cover........:)

USN CHIEF
01-25-2009, 11:59 PM
Yikes! They must be hurtin' if they'd sign up a one-eyed old fat guy. :eek:

Thanks again Chief! Sailors rule!

.................SubstanceP now running for cover........:)

LOL.. you got that right about the Sailors.

It was nice meeting you and going up to Broke Back Mountain this afternoon:eek::D

No but seriously, I am glad that you got the hang of it really quick and in no time you were hitting the target at 450 yards and you almost hit the one at 850 yards too with just the Aimpoint Red dot. That was amazing, you are a nutural marksman. Thank you for dinner too and hopefully I will see you again on February 7 for the Northern SD shoot.

dwa
01-27-2009, 2:04 PM
No need to get so defensive....we're only ribbing each other here.

so was i now im thinking i hurt your feelings :)

MiniFan
02-04-2009, 11:14 AM
I'm not a marine, but I was army infantry and I will teach you whatever you want to know for free so long as you drive out to where I am.

Stan08
02-23-2009, 5:28 PM
I qualify on both accounts: Marine & San Diego

Stan

www.stcrispian.com