Here's a patch for your buddy's gun bag,
I haven't shot a firearm in over 6 years. The last time was in navy Boot Camp, where you shoot a pistol (I don't even remember what kind.) 6 times and a 12 gauge once. It wasn't really the combat training I had in mind, but then again, I joined the Navy so what was I to expect? It's funny, I'm not sure how true this is, but I guess they had to shut the Navy Boot Camp firing range down because it was indoors and after years of recruits in there firing off rounds the walls were coated with gunpowder and became a serious fire threat. This intel was relayed to us by an E-1 who just go to the fleet, so don't quote me on it. But if it is true, it's probably a good idea they closed it down. I remember when I was in line to shoot the 12 gauge at a paper target from 15ft away, the recruit before me somehow shot the ceiling like 4ft before the target. It would have been a bad day if that did somehow start a fire, we hadn't even started our Damage Control training yet!
We're not operators over here, man, but we can sure tie some square knots like you wouldn't believe.
Love you all,