Tuesday, August 25, 2020

"Meet the 'deadliest recruit on Parris Island'"

Marine Corps Times:

The new Marine scored 248 out of a possible 250 on Table 1 of the Marine Corps Rifle Qualification and followed it by a perfect 100 on Table 2, earning him the recruit record at Parris Island, South Carolina, under the modern scoring system.

Table 2, which consists of close range fire at multiple targets and moving targets, was added to Marine Corps rifle qualifications in 2005.

Prior to that change only Table 1, which consists of shooting from the prone, kneeling, standing and sitting position from 200 yards, 300 yards and 500 yards, counted toward the score for Marine recruits.

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“I was pretty confident that I was going to shoot very well, I wasn’t worried about it honestly”