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I served in from 1985 to 1994. Went to boot at Great Lakes, followed by Submarine school in Groton, SWSE "A" school and Missile technician "C" school in Dam Neck. Served aboard the USS Benjamin Franklin SSBN 640 and USS James Madison SSBN 627. Stationed at POMFLANT Weapons Station as part of the Arduos Sea Contengent.
 

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USN '57-'66 RD1 (Twice) ;-( RD-A, RD-B, Instructor school Philly. Phibron 3, WestPac twice, Mineron 8 - Pandemus & Bulwark. Did the 8 week run-up to the blockade out of Gitmo. Photographing incoming mariners with missiles & misc cargo on deck.

Pulled the plug after 3 yr shore tour and spent 26 yrs as a LEO. Now I golf, fish, hunt, shoot, refurbish VFW Garands used for funerals & tour the U.S. on my Harley. The last time I punched a clock was serving three years as my VFW's quartermaster. Still haven't learned to 'never volunteer.'

I participated in PPC matches years ago, but got the bug to restart actively shooting several years back. My son gave me an MAK-90, he'd bought while serving on the Dallas P.D., it sat in my closet for nearly 20 years, then I got the urge to modify it--it was flat out fugley in it's ban configuration, thumb-hole stock, et al. Since then I've purchased a DDV4 16" AR and also assembled an 18" & 20" with 1:8 & 1:7 twists respectively. Both with adjustable gas blocks and quick release flash hiders, as does the Daniel Defense, for suppressors.

(After buying the DD I thought, self, you should be able to build an AR for a lot less money than retail. Not true, my plan went immediately awry, as I couldn't justify building anything less than first class rifles. I wanted the 18 & 20 inch barrels to compare the performance of the three lengths and twists with various bullet weights, styles and distances)

Recently I bought a Ruger Precision Rifle in .308. It and my Savage 10T are both fitted for suppressors also. While I truly like my Savage, the RPR is pure magic. Presently I am waiting for a Viper barrel vise from Brownells, so I can swap the OEM RPR forend with the Seekins 12.5" which had the flat bottom. My RPR, right out of the box, gave me a .414" MOA group, at 100 yds, using Federal 175 gr match ammo. But, even with a POD-lock on my Harris, it still wants to wobble a hair--I want that flat bottomed forend for a rock solid rest. I'd have gone for the Seekins 15" but, they're as scarce as hen's teeth.

BTW, I own an Ruger MarkIII with a Bushnell TR-25 red dot on it. I shoot 50 rds a week with it, over the winter. Keeps my hand in and is less expensive than my 9mm or .45 ACP Colt.

I'm outta here, sorry for being so verbose, didn't mean to turn roll call into 2000 reports. Fuel oil and water levels are sat, sweepers done & trash is at the fantail.
 

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My wife and I both proudly served in the USN from the late 1940's through the end of the Korean War.
 
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These are photos of my wife and I and of my squadron VP-871 and VP-19 PB4Y2 and P2V aircraft

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USN 1986-1989, boot camp San Diego, Class A school Great Mistakes, IL, Class C School Dam Neck, VA, USS Forrestal CV-59
 
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