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Grouping: the Baseline

Judge me by your group size do you? Grouping TC 3-22.9 states “The goal of the grouping exercise is for the shooter to fire tight shot groups and consistently place those groups in the same location.” Many talk of shooting good groups and even more, sadly, talk about their weapons


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


Capturing the Work of a Company

  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? In our previous discussions, we’ve shown


Five on Friday – 16June2017

Photo Cred: DARC Instagram Happy Friday, everyone. Police Officers Face Cumulative PTSD Earlier this week, multiple sources were claiming that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Syrian air strike.  Now multiple sources are again reporting that al-Baghdadi met his demise at the hands of a Russian air


Eating Our Own

As I sit to write this the greater gun community is again up in arms over statements made in a video on a so-called news program. A 22 year Special Operations veteran and was recently portrayed as favoring  universal background checks and waiting periods for firearms purchases. There is also


Yes, Experience Matters.

Yes, experience matters. When I started in the armory at DSS in March of 2008, the FTU was burning through guns at a ridiculous rate.  I wasn't an experienced armorer.  I was a reformed Marine 0311 who was a recent graduate of gunsmithing school. I showed up with a degree


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)


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


Retrograde and Lateral Movement

For Manual Monday, we are continuing our discussion on Movement. Specifically, we will addressing Retrograde movement according to doctrine. Our reference for this discussion is TC 3-22.9 Change 1, dated January 2017. As mentioned last week, there are four major categories of movement according to doctrine. Forward, Retrograde, Lateral, and