US Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Quonset Point, RI

Rifle Club Picnic


On 31 May 2003, the Sea Cadets of NCBC Division were invited to the annual barbeque picnic and shoot-off at the Newport Rifle Club, where the Cadets have historically performed their marksmanship training. Along with plenty of good food and company, the Cadets had the opportunity to inspect and shoot several classic and vintage firearms, from muskets, rifles, and carbines to percussion cap pistols and the celebrated Auto Ordnance "Tommy Gun."

For the images below, click on any photo to see a larger view. It will open in a new window - no need to reload this page.

Click on image to view at full size

Click on image to view at full size
The Newport Rifle Club.
Click on image to view at full size
The outdoor range.
Click on image to view at full size
LT Boll tries out the Tommy Gun.
Click on image to view at full size
The LPO dusts a target.
Click on image to view at full size
CWO-2 Kerwood sights the Mauser.
Click on image to view at full size
The leading NLCC Cadet and the trusty M1.
Click on image to view at full size
Cadets fire the M1 Carbine.
Click on image to view at full size
Firing the M1 Carbine.
Click on image to view at full size
The LPO fires the M1 Garand.
Click on image to view at full size
The Supply PO fires the M1 Carbine.
Click on image to view at full size
Cadets sight their targets.
Click on image to view at full size
Cadet braces for the Mauser punch.
Click on image to view at full size
Cadet gives the Mauser a shot...
Click on image to view at full size
...and likes it. More ammo, please.
Click on image to view at full size
NLCC Cadet rams the shot home.
Click on image to view at full size
Black powder = lots o' smoke.
Click on image to view at full size
Another relaxing round with the M1 Carbine.
Click on image to view at full size
The 9mm pistol takes a bit more grip.
Click on image to view at full size
Pump-action shotgun seems benign.
Click on image to view at full size
Oh yeah, there's a kick.
Click on image to view at full size
And another kick...
Click on image to view at full size
Bracing for the inevitable.
Click on image to view at full size
Self-assuredness leads to a steady hand.
Click on image to view at full size
Which carries over to all weapons handling.
Click on image to view at full size
Finally, the classic flintlock.
Click on image to view at full size
Five minutes prep yields .005 seconds of results.
Click on image to view at full size
Rigid wrists and straight arms make a lever.
Click on image to view at full size
Not a toy, handled with care.




 
Home
NCBC Standard Operating Procedures
Signup
Donate
Sponsors
Training
Contacts
Schedule
Events
Links
Directions
Frequently Asked Questions
Go to the NCBC Store page
Search this site