04 Jan '14, 3pm

Become a badass shooter: Tips on elevating your game from Marine Corps pistol champs #USMC #Rah

Become a badass shooter: Tips on elevating your game from Marine Corps pistol champs #USMC #Rah

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, VA. — The Marine Corps’ premier marksmen, members of the Marine Corps Shooting Team here, are not what one might expect. There are infantrymen among them. But many of the team’s champions, including two of the best pistol shooters in the nation, come from non-combat-arms fields. Among them are Staff Sgts. Jonathan Shue, a 2161 machinist, and Chad Ranton, a 5524 musician. While their primary military occupational specialties have little to do with shooting or combat, one would be hard-pressed to find anyone in MARPAT who could outgun them. Shue, a shooting team instructor and competitor, recently brought home his ninth pistol award after winning the North Carolina State Championship. Ranton, also an instructor and competitor, became the national .22-caliber pistol champion this summer during the National Rifle Association championships at Camp Pe...

Full article: http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140104/NEWS/301...

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