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Flightdeck shoot prepares Weapons Co. for combat: Photo Essay

21 Dec 2002 | Lance Cpl. Alexander Whitney 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Marines from Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Bn., 2nd Marines, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) conducted a live-fire shoot on the flightdeck of the USS Nassau (LHA-4) this month. During the shoot, the Marines conducted quick action drills where they worked on firing single shot, double taps on the targets. Double tap shooting is where a Marines fires off two rounds in quick succession in attempt to hit the target in the same spot.They also worked on weapons failure drills, strong arm, and weak arm shooting where they got practice shooting with both hands. They also added in a little shooting on the move, which made for a good day of training.