We just received a letter from Maddogsson regarding rifle qualification at Marine Corps Boot Camp
As expected he qualified as a Rifle Expert, and will be able to wear that badge. His concern on the day before qualifications was the kneeling position, I am not sure why, but that would have been the position he has least fired from. We shoot pistols weekly, and rifles about 30+ times per year. He has plenty of experience with a large variety of weapons. He was very open to learning everything the Marine Corps trainers could teach.
Apparently, his platoon is has a few bad eggs who do not seem to like the Boot Camp experience. They pissed in a few canteens the other day, and, of course, the Drill Instructors found out, they have eyes in the back of their heads. The platoon was placed on lockdown resulting in constant headcount, and fire watch needing to report anyone leaving their rack!
Maddogsson was pleased with his shooting but disappointed that another in his platoon significantly out shot him. Heh. Competition will only sharpen his skills. While his platoon is full of problem children, in things like rifle qualification, Pugil Stick, etc they do very well. This time they performed and scored highest qualifying average. An equipment malfunction disqualified them, however. Too bad!