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B.E. Meyers BOARS-M2

B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. is pleased to announce the release of a revolutionary new optics and accessory rail system called the BOARS-M2 (B.E. Meyers Optics & Accessories Rail System) for the M2, M2A1, M3 series .50 caliber heavy machine gun platforms. The BOARS – M2 mount is a low-profile mounting solution that offers a… read more »

Buyer Beware: Selecting Your Everyday Carry Tourniquet

Authors: Andrew D. Fisher and Will G. With the increase in Active Violent Incidents (AVIs) over the last few years and the shared lessons learned (LL) from the U.S. and Canadian militaries’ experience in Afghanistan and Iraq, there has been an explosion of life-saving devices hitting the market. Nothing has become a larger issue than… read more »

Zeroing the Close Combat Optic (CCO), Part 1:

We are continuing our discussion on the M68 Close Combat Optic, or CCO. The reference for this is TM 9-1240-413-13P dated May 2013, and TC 3-22.9, Change 1 dated January 2017 To recap our discussion from last week, the close combat optic (CCO), M68 is a non-telescopic (unmagnified) reflex sight that is designed for the… read more »

How to use Excel for Training Management

For Training Tuesday, we are continuing our discussion from previous weeks. How do we capture information from large groups of people? What is the most effective way to show this information in a way that we can make sense of and identify trends? For the sake of this discussion, the metric we will be capturing… read more »

Pistol Draw and Presentation

    We are continuing our discussion about the shot process. Specifically, we will be addressing the shot process as it applies to the pistol. As mentioned previously, there is a new Pistol Manual for the Army. It is TC 3-23.35 (Pistol), and it will be our reference for this discussion. One of the Major… read more »

Fossil Friday: The ALT-C Qualification

For Friday, were going to discuss a new topic: Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures that are obsolete or fossilized. This week’s Fossil Friday topic is the 25 meter scaled target qualification, or ALT-C. References for this discussion are TC 3-22.9, change 1 dated January 2017, and the Draft Integrated Weapons Training Strategy (TC 3-20.0) TC 3-22.9,… read more »

The M68 Close Combat Optic

For Tactics, Techniques and Procedures Thursday, we are continuing our discussion on optics. Specifically, we will be discussing the M68 Close Combat Optic, or CCO. The reference for this is TM 9-1240-413-13P dated may 2013, and TC 3-22.9, Change 1 dated January 2017 The close combat optic (CCO), M68 is a non-telescopic (unmagnified) reflex sight… read more »

External Ballistics Terms:

For Walk through Wednesday, we are continuing our discussion on ballistics. Specifically we will be talking about external ballistics. The reference for this discussion is TC 3-22.9, change 1 dated January 2017. External ballistics is the study of the projectile from the time it exits the barrel to the moment before it impacts the target,… read more »

How to Generate the TRACR Reports for use.

For Training Tuesday, We are continuing our discussion about the trending report data available in the TRACR program on most ranges of Fort Bragg. To recap, the trending report is the computer taking the selected iterations for a specific course of fire like Table VI (Record Fire qualification for M4/M16) and allows the unit to… read more »

The Army Doesn’t Need a Battle Rifle

The Army recently published an RFI (“request for information,” basically a non-binding request for companies in the industry to send them spec sheets and estimated pricing for an item) for a “interim combat service rifle” with a 16-20″ barrel, chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO, presumably to replace or supplement the M4 until a new weapon system… read more »

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