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February 8, 2013

Training straight shooters

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Senior Airman Brandon Elderkin, 56th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, shows Tech Sgt. Matthew Buchan, 56th Security Forces Squadron flight sergeant, how to clear a Beretta M-9 Jan. 29 during combat arms training at Luke Air Force Base. Elderkin is the instructor of the class and teaches members how to handle an M-9.

 
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Senior Airman Josh Byrd aims down the site of a Beretta M-9 while conducting an operations check during combat arms training at Luke.

 
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Senior Airman Brandon Elderkin explains safety rules to shooters during training. Instructors are required to read the safety rules to attendees before they line up to fire.

 
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Tech. Sgt. Brad Brown, 56th SFS combat arms instructor, instructs class members prior to the qualification test. The Beretta M-9 training class includes weapon disassembly and reassembly, proper weapon handling and firing technique.




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