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Was anyone a Small Arms/ Artilery repairmen while they were in the service?

I'm in the process of joining the army and would like some firsthand experience on this position. I have always been very interested in working with and customizing firearms so I think this would be a good job for me.

Asked By: DK51 - 12/16/2007
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I was a Combat Arms Instructor in the Air Force for about 8 years. We are one of the few branches that can tear down and fix any weapon in our inventory at each base. I know other branches have to send their weapons to Depot, or regionalized repair facility. Alot of other branches were pretty amazed that we were... More
Answered By: Mac - 12/16/2007
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I was a gunner's mate in the Navy. I can tell you that customizing any weapon is essentially a no-no in the military. Swapping broken parts out is one thing, but making changes to the operation, or swapping parts with commercially available ones is frowned upon, unless they can be replaced easily. For instance, a new... More
Answered By: Curtis B - 12/16/2007
 
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