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Old 7 July 2018, 20:48
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Originally Posted by Macka View Post
MA only requires, by law, the normal 50 round "Q" course, one time per year.

Many departments adhere to this. Many, including mine, don't. We shoot at least 4 times per year. And it's not just 50 round and go. We do rifles, pistols, two man drills, low light, daylight, getting in and out of a car, blues flashing, sirens going, etc.

If it's raining, too bad.
I don't know if you've seen some of the stuff I've been doing but getting guys to go to awesome classes nearby, for free has been almost impossible.
"The real problem was being able to stick it out, to sit in an office under the orders of a wee man in a dark gray suit and look out of the window and recall the bush country, the waving palms, the smell of sweat and cordite, the grunts of the men hauling jeeps over the river crossings, the copper-tasting fears just before the attack, and the wild, cruel joy of being alive afterward. To remember, and then go back to the ledgers and the commuter train, that was impossible. He knew he would eat his heart out if it ever came to that."

- "The Dogs of War" by Frederick Forsyth
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