Call their bluff
Navy dudes in here have mentioned that they fly combat sorties with their ammo separate and sealed, and it's a big no-no to open it. No idea if that still goes on but I figured I'd tease them. I flew with a round chambered every single time, and I'm pretty sure I would make a point of ripping open the ammo and chambering a round if I was faced with such a policy.
Is that because of the CAG that shot a RR chair? We didn't have to do that way back in the dark ages.It's all fun and games until they send you home for doing that . . . don't know if they'd follow through on the threat, but that's what we were told at an AOM in no uncertain terms.
Agreed. Of course, the solution to someone having a "desk pop" is to prohibit any familiarity with their issued firearm.It's absolutely bonkers that we think members of an armed force can't handle loaded weapons in a combat environment.
If it works for you, more power to you. The problem is that for some of us, the ergonomics completely suck. The safety works backwards, and whoever designed the pistol seems to have assumed that all the users will have huge gorilla mitts. So the double action trigger pull is too long and too heavy, and it's harder to reach the mag release. It's more like hating butter pecan or rocky road; some people legitimately don't like it.Personally never understood the M9 hate. It's like hating vanilla ice cream. It does the job. I shot the Sig and the M9 back to back once (at the 50 yard line!), and shot the M9 better -though that could be a function of being more used to it. That said, it's getting old, and we could use an update for material condition reasons, if nothing else.
Dumb for not having them in 5th fleet.The only time I ever flew armed was during earthquake response in Haiti. Then it had to be condition 4 and concealed (i.e. in your helmet bag) The magazines were in a MAF bag with a piece of ordie tape over the top round. Even in 5th fleet, we did not fly with sidearms.
I flew with two different P-3 squadrons from 2000-2005 and everyone onboard had M-9s.Who in the Navy is still using the M9? I haven't seen one in the realm of aviation since the late 1990s.
Yeah, I find that my eyes find the iron sights as soon as I bring the pistol up and then I search for the red dot. Just need more practice I guess.It takes some practice to be sure! As a long time IPSC/USPSA competitor, I jumped in on the new equipment divisions created for slide mounted optics and boy was it difficult to adjust as first - RMR on M&P Pro Series. After some coaching and practice, once I learned how to index the gun and bring the sight to my eye and not my eye to the gun, well things started connecting and the reflex enabled optic enabled speed and accuracy above what I could get with the best of iron sights!