Heavy Weapons Shoot
Location: USAMonday was our "heavy weapons" shoot. We qualified on pistols and rifles the week before, these were the armys "big guns" that they let us shoot....
MK19 Grenade Launcher. It is a weapon that "shoots" grenades...
This is the actual shooting range, this is the M240 machine gun...
Shooting the 50 caliber machine gun...a very distinct sound, shoots really big bullets a long way..
Shooting a machine gun from the "prone" position...i.e. on your belly!
This was the reflexive fire range, we actually ran across the field stopping and shooting at targets
An instructor follows alongside during your reflexive shooting just in case...
All of us practicing our "prone" shooting positions in the dirt!
A closer photo of the 50 caliber machine gun shoot!
Actual shooting of the grenade launcher
Again the Drill Sgts are nearby to monitor your shooting...
This is the pistol range we shot at the week before.. not nearly as impressive
These are the old tanks and "targets" we used to shoot at with the heavy weapons.