I always enjoyed live fire exercises on the ship's fantail. It was one of the perks of the job. We fired the M14 rifle, M60 machine gun and M1911A1 service pistol on the USS Stein (DE 1065) in the mid-1970s. The USS Cocopa (ATF 101) had a couple Thompson submachine guns in its armory in 1972.
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