Posted June 30, 2016 3:33 pm by Comments

By Eric R. Poole


During 1998, I was stationed with a Marine detachment at the U.S. Army Ordnance Center and School in Aberdeen, Maryland. I had spent most of my small arms repair education alongside soldiers learning to do a similar job for their branch of service, and I filled my downtime at the Aberdeen ordnance museum. Two-thirds of the way through this intensive study, Marine armorers broke off to learn systems that were specific to the Corps’ small arms inventory. Many of these tools for war fell under a category classified “Peculiars,” and this segment of training, among others, covered the repair and maintenance of a new shotgun from Benelli.

Each week at armorer school concluded with a graded written exam and a skills test to demonstrate …Read the Rest

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