19 June 2016 XXXIX

Khamsin Molossia News

On Sunday, 19 June 2016 XXXIX the Molossian Naval Infantry engaged in weapons training to improve their overall state of readiness. On a warm summer day the Naval Infantry set out for their rifle range in the foothills of the nearby Molossian Alps. Setting up on a dusty hillside, they began with archery practice, using the Chief Constable's compound bow and two longbows. Following that the Naval Infantry practiced bayonet charges against practice dummies resembling East German soldiers. Next, the troops participated in weapons training and target practice. The weapons used initially were Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifle Muskets, the standard firearm of our Naval Infantry. The Enfield is a muzzle-loaded, black powder rifle, that fires a .58 caliber bullet; it can be complex to use for the uninitiated. Nevertheless our troops quickly gained proficiency in the weapon, hitting their targets accurately every time. Following musket practice, the Naval Infantry practiced using a few more modern rifles and pistols. After several hours, our troops as a whole were considered to be accomplished in the use of their weapons and the training mission was declared a success. We are proud of our Naval Infantry and are confident in their ability to defend our homeland with ease and skill.

Weapons Practice Camp.

Bowman At The Ready.

Archery Practice.

The President
Takes Aim.

Young Bowman.

At Attention.


The East Germans
Haven't A Chance!

Muskets Firing.

More Muskets.

Young Musketeers.

The First Lady
On The Firing Line.

More Modern Rifle.

Armed And Dangerous.

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