Service Weapons

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rrgramps
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Service Weapons

Postby rrgramps » Sat May 17, 2014 7:18 am

What did y'all use when you were in the service or as a civilion cop?

Stateside, as an AFSP, I carried an M1 carbine and S&W model 15. In Vietnam, I was issued either an M16 or M60, depending on my daily assignment. Occasionaly, a 50 cal machine gun. Daily carry was our S&W, when assigned to LE. I was in LE for the remaining 1-1/2 years of the 4 years I was in. I was discharged in February 1970.

As a deputy, I carried a Sig p229, and a Remington model 870 in the trunk. I retired from the sheriff department in 2011.

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Re: Service Weapons

Postby erle » Sat May 17, 2014 12:11 pm

[quote="rrgramps"][quote]I was discharged in February 1970.[/quote] [/quote]

Thank you for your Service!

I was too young for WWII and was in College and Seminary by the time of Korea & Vietnam.

I appreciate the time & sacrifice you & others made to protect & provide the Freedoms we have enjoyed in America.

Thank you again!

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Postby GhostlyOne » Sat May 17, 2014 2:54 pm

Carried M1911 24/7 during my time with Uncle Sam's Flying Club. Had access to M1 Carbine, as well as M2(?) 50's tripod mounted.

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G1

Postby carload9 » Sat May 17, 2014 5:32 pm

G1. ,,, sgt singer ret.,, told me he thought he remembered training with some m1 carbines in 38cal. I said what? He said yea, l remember them. I said: like to have one of those. He thought they had been made special for training. Hes ret viet nam.

Thanks to all of ya.

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Postby McKee Boykin » Sat May 17, 2014 5:32 pm

As a Deputy I carried a Glock and a mini Glock. I never liked either one of them. I also carried a Rem. 870 and an AR-15. Both of which I like.

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Postby myloadm61 » Sun May 18, 2014 10:29 am

Vietnam era, aircraft crewchief, M-16, 38 or 45 when flying, and the trusty M-60 on the aircraft.

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Postby rrgramps » Sun May 18, 2014 11:19 am

myloadm61 wrote:Vietnam era, aircraft crewchief, M-16, 38 or 45 when flying, and the trusty M-60 on the aircraft.

Which AFB?

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Postby GhostlyOne » Sun May 18, 2014 1:08 pm

myloadm61 wrote:Vietnam era, aircraft crewchief, M-16, 38 or 45 when flying, and the trusty M-60 on the aircraft.


I also was Vietnam Era, flew out of Misawa AFB, '61 - '65. Ran the triangle from N. Japan, S. Korea, Philippines. Sort of miss it every once in a while.

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Re: G1

Postby GhostlyOne » Sun May 18, 2014 1:11 pm

carload9 wrote:G1. ,,, sgt singer ret.,, told me he thought he remembered training with some m1 carbines in 38cal. I said what? He said yea, l remember them. I said: like to have one of those. He thought they had been made special for training. Hes ret viet nam.

Thanks to all of ya.


Our M1Carbines were all in .30 IIRC. Seems to me I may have heard of some .38's, but then again, I suffer from CRS so maybe not.

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Postby myloadm61 » Mon May 19, 2014 9:02 pm

rrgramps, Army helo's, 101st Airborne(Airmobile), Camp Eagle and Phu Bai 69-70

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Postby Sparky45 » Mon May 19, 2014 10:27 pm

I'm proud of each and everyone of you that served in that era. I was a Navy Corpsman specialist in Operating Room Technology. I was in for four years and served the last two (1967-69) on the Island of Guam. Got to watch the 52's leave off the Island in the early morning and come back in the evenings.
I salute all the brave men who served in country; very difficult times.

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Postby myloadm61 » Tue May 20, 2014 11:23 am

Yes and thanks to the Navy hospital ships, w/o them we would have lost a lot more.

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Postby doranj » Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:50 pm

My old man served in WWII. He never talked about it & I never asked. I was born in 67 while a lot of you were oversees. Never joined the service, prolly should have. Thanks is not enough for all you vets out there. Thankful for the freedoms we have today if Mr president doesn't f things up more. Thank you all for you're service.

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Postby Hawkmoon » Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:08 pm

U.S. Army, 1966 thru 1968. Trained with the M14, issue weapon at my stateside duty post was the M1 Carbine, and in Vietnam we carried M16s.

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draft

Postby carload9 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:16 pm

There was a lottery draft in 71', got a high #. Went to phoenix after H school for a job. l think nam was over 72' or so.


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