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Quantico Marine Base - Virginia

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Old 05-22-2007, 09:00 PM
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Re: Quantico Marine Base - Virginia

I e-mailed the club info address today and asked if DOD contractors were eligible as regular members. Does anyone know, or is it DOD government civilian only?
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Old 05-29-2007, 08:16 AM
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Re: Quantico Marine Base - Virginia

Franky...concerning a security issue for Quantico....I think the present CG has his head in the right place requesting ID and club membership proof before coming on base and is to be commended for his thinking! 100% of the remaining bases in the US should follow his example! Sad to say...the majority of locations which might need to be more secure...have leaders that have their heads so far up their rear ends that ....well...it's dark up inside there and very difficult to observe what's going on!!
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Old 05-29-2007, 01:58 PM
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Re: Quantico Marine Base - Virginia

Hi Bob,

How's it going? We've met at R-4, maybe it was March 18. . . I occasionally help Sean with the rifle classes, etc. and was down to help out with the Wounded Warrior Garand/DCM shoot on R-305 a few weeks back.

I was there this past Sunday too, shot some break-in/test groups on R-305 awhile, then went over to R-4 for 600 & 1k.

I've been going to QMCB for several years and have always showed my club card and D/L at the gate. Never been checked, always that chance.

The beatings will continue until morale improves.
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Old 05-29-2007, 02:45 PM
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Re: Quantico Marine Base - Virginia

How are you doing Ed.

It is refreshing that the Quantico Marines are one of the few groups of people in the nation that don't crawl under their bed trembling every time a leaf falls off a tree. I have never been checked. I suspect the gate guards look at my DC plates and then the bumper sticker and then my grey hair and decide that I am not much of a threat to national security. That is insulting in a way. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

I think the Wounded Warrior Garand/DCM shoot is a really fine thing and everyone is doing something to actually help the kids.

Looking forward to June F-class. Hope Bounty Hunter and Dave King bring their old time sniper rifles. That would be fun to watch them shoot. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 05-30-2007, 12:05 PM
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Re: Quantico Marine Base - Virginia

we had an interesting occurence at one of the gates couple years ago.

With I-95 bisecting the base it seems lonely travelors (often with drugs) like to get off and come to the gates. One night it seems that one was at the gate and decided to run through it on the Mainside instead of being questioned. Bad mistake, little did he realize no place to go and only two exits, both guarded by armed Marines.

After chasing him around a while, they herded him back to the back gate which was barricaded at this time. He rams the barricade, which wrecked his car, got out with a pistol and started a shootout and running through the woods. One of the MPs shot at him 9 times with a Beretta M9 hitting him once in the arm. Next day I was discussing the incident with the PMO and in a friendly Army/Marine jab at each other, I commented that he needed to run that Marine back to the range after 9 shots and only hitting him once, where as the PMO stated "You don't think that he was standing still do you?"

Since then, M4's Shotguns and other appropriate weapons have been added to the mix for guards.

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Old 06-07-2007, 02:16 PM
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Well, I sent in my membership form along with my DD214 showing Vietnam service to qualify for the 'combat zone' category, and got my membership card in the mail today. I always knew that year in 'nam would come in handy for something some day.
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Old 07-19-2007, 04:32 PM
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The 1000 yard range will be open on Sunday from 9:00 on. You will need to come at 9:00 if you want to check your 100 yard zero. As time goes by we move on back so you have to shoot from where ever we are.

This will be great opportunity to check the drops on new loads and to test new equipment. Hunting season approaches and it is not every week you can get access to such a facility.

You will need to bring your own targets and stands!!!!!

All of you goofy gun people are welcome to come and provide entertainment for the rest of us.

The price for non-members is $10.00. Remember to bring your possum sandwiches because there is nothing to eat there except humble pie.
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