I have been playing with OTC gun troops for about 6 years now; I have done 4 courses Camps and 5 KG6s. So what I say is based on experience. For the last few years I have noticed a distinct change in OTC gun troops. Some Gun troops are finding it harder to get the bods in. Some are finding it harder to keep them in and I think I know why. For a start to do any thing on the Guns now you must be qualified. Even the numbers 4, 5 and 6 need gun level one to compete in kg6, which takes up a whole terms training. Normally I would say great, I love the guns. But allot of the people join the troop for other reasons. It is now becoming harder and harder to even get the Guns in the first place to actually to this training. So if every new person must be gun trained and we have no guns whatâs the point? Live firing is restricted pretty much to kg6 and courses camp, and blank ammo is becoming rare. Places on Brief Encounter are becoming fewer too. I thank the RA for the support they have given in the past, and the excellent BSM's and SMIGS they have sent us. But I think that they must at some point and say we just donât have the resources to continue. May be CO's of OTC are now starting to think the same? Any thoughts?