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  • Hand rifles are generally not considered to be guns, and the appropriate term to describe one is rifleman (which is gender non-specific, -man is used for men and women alike.)
  • Heavier rifles which are intended to be used against anything more than a single person can be freely called guns, and the operator can be called a gunner. This can include .50 caliber or greater anti-materiel rifles; recoilless rifles; or some assault rifles.
  • An air gunner operates any of a range of flexible-mount or turret-mounted machine guns or cannons used in an aircraft.
  • Machine guns are typically manned by machinegunners rather than gunners, or they are often referred to by their weapon, i.e. the first machinegunner in a section might be called #1LMG (Light Machine Gun,) the platoon machine gunner might be called 1GPMG (General Purpose Machine Gun,) but these only apply when they are currently carrying the weapon. E.g., if a light machine gunner hands off his weapon to join a reconnaissance (recce) party, than the person who takes his weapon would then be called #LMG.
  • Those who carry submachine guns or shotguns don't have a specific term to describe them, and are often referred to by their role (Military Operations on Urban Terrain (MOUT) soldier or urban infantry,) or are simply called light infantry.
  • Gunner (abbreviated Gnr) is a military rank in Royal Artillery regiments, equivalent to private or private first class in the U.S. forces. The rank equivalent to corporal is Bombardier.
  • In the U.S. Marine Corps, a Chief Warrant Officer serving in the Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) 0306 "Infantry Weapons Officer" is given the special title "Marine Gunner". The term gunner in informal speech) is also commonly used to refer to or address a warrant officer regardless of rank or technical speciality. It is usually considered inappropriate to use the term in formal situations, or where there is a lack of rapport or familiarity with those dealing with a warrant officer. This should not be confused with the informal term Gunny, an abbreviation which only refers to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant, Grade E-7, a Non-Commissioned Officer ranking immediately above a Staff Sergeant and below a First Sergeant or Master Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.

The word has also several uses in non-military contexts. RGA redirects here. ... A gun is a common name given to a device that fires high-velocity projectiles. ... The Royal Air Force Regiment (RAF Regt) is a specialist corps within the Royal Air Force, responsible for capturing and defending airfields and associated installations. ... For other uses, see Rifle (disambiguation). ... An anti-materiel rifle is a rifle that is designed for use against military equipment (Matériel) rather than against other combatants (anti-personnel). Generally speaking, they are large-caliber rifles chambered for a powerful cartridge. ... M67 recoilless rifle. ... The AK-47 is the worlds most common assault rifle. ... Corbelled corner turrets at Newark Castle, Port Glasgow. ... A machine gun is a fully-automatic firearm that is capable of firing bullets in rapid succession. ... A small cannon on a carriage, Bucharest. ... A machine gun is a fully-automatic firearm that is capable of firing bullets in rapid succession. ... An MP5A4 (fixed stock and 3-round burst trigger group), a popular modern submachine gun A submachine gun is a firearm that combines the automatic fire of a machine gun with the cartridge of a pistol, and is usually between the two in weight and size. ... It has been suggested that Break action be merged into this article or section. ... MOUT/FIBUA simulated in US Army exercise Urban warfare is warfare conducted in populated urban areas such as towns and cities. ... Infantry of the Royal Irish Rifles during the Battle of the Somme in World War I. Infantry are soldiers who fight primarily on foot with small arms in organized military units, though they may be transported to the battlefield by horses, ships, automobiles, skis, or other means. ... A Private is a soldier of the lowest military rank (equivalent to Nato Rank Grades OR-1 to OR-3 depending on the force served in). ... RGA redirects here. ... US Military In the U.S. Army, Private First Class is the third lowest enlisted rank, just above Private and below Corporal or Specialist. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... For Bombardier Group, Canada see: Bombardier United Kingdom Bombardier and lance-bombardier are British Army ranks used in the Royal Artillery instead of (respectively) corporal and lance-corporal. ... United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is the second smallest of the five branches of the United States armed forces, with 170,000 active and 40,000 reserve Marines as of 2002. ... Two Bermuda Regiment Warrant Officers. ... A Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) is a job classification in use in the United States Army and Marine Corps. ... Two Bermuda Regiment Warrant Officers. ... Gunnery Sergeant insignia (U.S. Marine Corps) Gunnery Sergeant is the seventh enlisted rank in the U.S. Marine Corps, just above Staff Sergeant and below Master Sergeant and First Sergeant, and is a staff non-commissioned officer. ... Spanking (or smacking, whacking, etc. ...

  • A gunner, especially in medical schools, dental schools, law schools, and other professional schools, is a person who is competitive, and overly-ambitious. A gunner will compromise peer relationships in order to obtain recognition and praise from instructors and superiors.
  • Gunner is also the name of a cocktail enjoyed by British expats in Hong Kong and other parts of the Far East and India. It consists of equal parts ginger ale and ginger beer with a dash of Angostura bitters. It is regarded as a non-alcoholic drink, although Angostura bitters is 44.7% alcohol by volume. It is famed for its refreshing qualities and is drunk in large quantities in the summer.
  • The Gunners is a nickname for Arsenal FC, a London football team (which was originally founded by workers at the Woolwich Arsenal). It is also the nickname for the Edinburgh rugby team.
  • Gunner can refer to an American football player who specializes in quickly running down the field to tackle a kick returner during kickoffs and punts.
  • The Gunner is a popular nickname given to former Pittsburgh Pirates announcer Bob Prince.
  • Gunner is also a class in some Final Fantasy games, such as Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

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Gunner was born near Alameda, California, and his breeder's son, a marine gunner instructor, made a gift of him to Fighter Squadron 11, the Sundowners, of Carrier Group 11.
Gunner 7 would listen as "Doc" answered the telephone tilting his head as if trying to determine if the outcome of the call would be a ride in the country.
Moranville, upon finding Gunner in her bed decided that this was too much, but as she reached to move him his quiet growl informed her that he intended to be their bed partner- and he was for the rest of his life.
gunner - information on gunner at Answers.com (866 words)
Gunner (abbreviated Gnr) is a military rank in Royal Artillery regiments, equivalent to private or private first class in the U.S. forces.
A gunner, especially in medical schools, dental schools, law schools, and other professional schools, is a person who is competitive, and overly-ambitious.
Gunner is also the name of a cocktail enjoyed by British expats in Hong Kong and other parts of the Far East and India.
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