Got to go to the range for our annual weapons qualification. Technically, I only have to qualify on the M16 rifle, but we decided to go a second day and qualify on the M9 pistol as well. Like the bumper stickers say about fishing, “A bad day at the range beats a good day at the office.”
Day 1 was the M16
First you zero:
Then you do the actual qualifications:
You were supposed to spread your shots around, only do four shots per target. My weapon kept jamming, and I’d lose count of which ones I had shot how many times. The result was that the poor sucker at 150 meters really got it good.
They give you 40 rounds; I got 32 of them on the targets. Minimum to qualify is 24. Not the best I’ve ever done, but not bad, either.
Day 2 was the M9 pistol.
No zeroing with this one; the pistol’s sights are not adjustable. You just point and shoot. They give you one human silhouette target, and you have to get as many in the black as possible.
I didn’t break any records on this one, but shot the hell out of that guy’s spleen:
I think this proves I’ll never be a villain.
It’s a good thing, too. If I was a stormtrooper, Han, Luke and Leia would be dead as hell.