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Designated Marksman Rifles

USMC DMR rifles

Recently I’ve been blessed to spend a lot of times with Marines. The owners of these rifles were amazing young men and I was fortunate to spend the better part of a week with them.

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SGT Thomas A. Baker, MOH

I recall reading his story when I was a kid. This portion stuck with me:

At his request, his comrades left him propped against a tree and gave him a pistol, which had eight bullets remaining. When American forces retook the position, they found the pistol, then empty, and eight dead Japanese soldiers around Baker’s body.[2]


At some point, I want to get a military handgun marksmanship award named in honor of Sgt Thomas A. Baker. I’m in a position, oddly, where I will probably be working with people that could make that happen. This is a public reminder to me to get it done!

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Southern Utah Practical Shooting Range re-opens

The new venue has towering berms and seems to hold water pretty well. The club has moved back in and is slowly ramping up operations. Glen Wong, my successor as President there, did an amazing job navigating tough waters. Washington County stepped up and invested. I think the end result will be continue to improve as the club gets stronger after being inactive for over a year.