Did you ever fire a rifle in a military training?

@lixiaos77 (1023)
Shijiazhuang, China
August 28, 2008 11:00am CST
When I entered a college I had to have a military training for one month. During the tough training the only interesting thing was to fire a AK47 rifle. I was excited when I heard that every one would had five bullets. The day we can use AK47 rifle come soon. I hold the rifle and aim at the target. The first fire startled me because there was a loud noise and the muzzle unexpectly jumped up. My mind went blank and I continue to fire. After two loud noise the rifle wouldn't work even though I kept press the trigger. But there were only 3 bullet in stead of 5. I was very disappointed. Finally I heard the soldiers who trained us took away another 2 bullet for their pleasure. Did you ever fire a rifle in a military training?
3 responses
@repzkoopz (1895)
• Philippines
28 Aug 08
yep. luckily! c',) it was our senior year in high school. we had our week-long bivouac in one of the local military camps. the 6th day was our firing day. cadets were given 5 bullets. fortunately for us officers, we were given 7 bullets (though i still think it should've been 10). we used M16 rifles on the firing range and all we had to shoot was a poor can of sardines. i sure was happy because i made all the shots, though my left ear was kinda buzzing. c",)
@lixiaos77 (1023)
• Shijiazhuang, China
28 Aug 08
I admire you that you can enjoy the shot. If I can fire 5 times I will not regret. But the trainer took away 2 bullets and enjoy the shot themselves.
@Ldyjarhead (10161)
• United States
28 Aug 08
I served in the Marine Corps for more than 21 years so yes, I fired the rifle a number of times, and also the pistol (the .45 and 9mm). I always enjoyed firing on the rifle or pistol range and did quite well, except for when we had the old .45 that were rusty and shaky and I have small hands so it doesn't fit me well. I can shoot expert with the 9mm and also with the M16 rifle. I had the opportunity to shoot with some friends last year and fired the AR15, which is the same as the M16 we used in the military. It was awesome, and I outshot the rest of the guys!
• Singapore
28 Aug 08
I wished I could try AK47. I served the army for mandatory national service and I managed hold and fire M16 rifle during Basic Military Training. Then when I was posted to a unit, I get to use SAR21 rifle. Its slightly heavier than M16 but the built in scope makes it easy to hit the target. For night night shoot we can use its built-in laser aiming device to aim and shoot at the target. Man I really miss army days where I can hold a rifle and shoot while training.