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Pistol Malfunctions as a Part of the Functional Element of Control

  For Manual Monday, we are continuing our discussion on control and the pistol. Specifically, we will address malfunctions and how to handle them for the pistol. Learning all elements of the shot process for the pistol is vital, as the M17 will be fielded to elements of the 82nd within the near future. The M17 will also be… read more »

Fossil Friday: Knowledge is power; would you like to know more?

  For Fossil Friday, we are going to be dispelling a very harmful myth: that of over-reliance on technology when it comes to learning. This applies to anything, but specifically we will be addressing weapons mastery. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a luddite who thinks that iron sights are the only way to go…. read more »

Fossil/Force Mod Friday: It’s Time to let go of Your Magazine

For Fossil/Force Mod Friday, we have a concept that is outdated and needs to go: hanging onto magazines long past their expiration dates. Along with that, we have a new tool that will help in that process. The picture below illustrates what the authorized magazines are for use currently. If you have magazines that have a… read more »

How to Check Feed Lip Width on Standard-Issue Magazines

As we mentioned in last week’s Force Mod/Fossil Friday post, there is a new Magazine Feed Lip Wear tool available for the standard-issue magazines for the M4A1. However, what are we to do if we don’t have access to it? For Walkthrough Wednesday, we answer that question. All it takes is the use of a… read more »

How to Assume the Low-Prone Unsupported Position

For Tactics, Techniques and Procedures Thursday, we’re going to be continuing our discussion about how to set up your standard-issue sling to provide more support. Many Paratroopers do not know how to use the sling to provide a stable firing platform. This is important, as the unsupported positions are generally where our Paratroopers have the… read more »

The Tolerance-Stacking of Errors and Zeroing

For Training Tuesday, we are re-posting an article by Ash Hess talking about zeroing your weapon effectively. Engineers talk about tolerance stacking when it comes to malfunctions of parts. It is the same thing when it comes to your zero. If you accept being off one inch at 25 meters, you will be off 12… read more »

Follow-Through as a Part of the Functional Element of Control

For Manual Monday, we are continuing our discussion on control and the pistol. Specifically, we will begin to address what follow through means for the pistol. Learning all elements of the shot process for the pistol is vital, as the M17 will be fielded to elements of the 82nd within the near future. The M17… read more »

Why 25 meter “qualifications” need to go the way of the Dodo…

For Fossil Friday, we are going to be discussing an idea that needs to go away: the reliance on the Alternate Course, C (ALT-C) table of fire for qualification. The reference for this discussion is TC 3-22.9 and Army Research Institute Study AD-A183 872. The alternate ‘C’ qualification table, or ‘ALT-C’ as it is commonly… read more »

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