Dec 13, 2010

Shooting experts eye multi-gun training

By Tony Lombardo - Staff writer
Posted : Monday Dec 13, 2010

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — A Marine’s rifle jams during combat. Rather than waste precious time, he throws it down, pulling out the pistol from his drop holster. When that’s out of ammo, he scans the ground, picks up an AK47 from a slain Taliban, and uses that to fire on the enemy.
This combat scenario is not far-fetched. It could happen to you. But are you ready for it?
Experts from Weapons Training Battalion at Marine Corps Base Quantico believe a new trend in shooting competition, termed multi-gun, could be key to better prepping Marines for combat. The battalion is looking to push this training far and wide across the Corps, to a base near you.

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