By Lars Dalseide | May 1 2012 15:25

Top Shot's Greg Littlejohn with Angela Barrett of Barrett firearms at the NRA Convention in St. Louis
Top Shot Greg Littlejohn posing with Angela Barrett of Barrett Firearms at the NRA Convention.

While at the NRA Convention in St. Louis, I talked with Top Shot finalist Gregory Littlejohn about his firearms background — this is what he had to say:

"Started shooting when I was three years old with my father. Pellet guns, .22, BB guns. Then it moves in to rifles, pistols, bow and arrows … all for hunting or plinking purposes. Soda cans or paper targets. Then I joined the military, was in it for nine years. I was security forces … basically an MP so I had to be certified on all the (firearms) that we could carry. It's a long list.

".203, M9 Beretta, M16A2, M16A1, M4, M870 shotgun, the 240, 249, M60, M2, Mark 19 … the list goes on and on. It's all for providing security for the convoys. So I have a broad spectrum of (firearms) experience. I was also a Firearms Instructor. And then, after I separate from the Air Force in 2007, I went into Federal Law Enforcement.

"There I carry a semi-automatic every day. I'm trained on an MP5, M870 shotgun again or Remington 870, Mossberg 500 - you name the tactical shotguns and I've got time on 'em.

"I've been full on, dealing with guns for a long time. "

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