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I’ve Read Every Army Weapons Manual, now what?

For Tactics, Techniques, and procedures Thursday, we are going to be discussing how we reference outside resources to make weapons mastery training for our Paratroopers more efficient. As leaders, we should never stop learning. Commanders at various levels have come up with reading lists of publications they feel will make their subordinate leaders more efficient… read more »

Fossil Friday: One Record Fire Attempt to Rule Them All

  For Fossil Friday, we are going to be discussing an idea whose obsolescence is due: Multiple attempts to qualify with a weapons system. The reference for this discussion is Division Pamphlet 600-2, and the 82nd enduring range trending reports. When soldiers take an Army Physical Fitness Test for record, they get one attempt. If… 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 »

Dry Fire Validity

  “As there is no ammunition, every day when they come here for training, the shooters just aims the gun, pull the trigger to hear the ‘tick’ sound, and that’s all,” – Nguyen Tan Nam, coach of the 2016 Socialist Republic of Vietnam Shooting team For Training Tuesday, we will be looking at how incorporating… read more »

How do I interpret a Zero Target?

For Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures Thursday, we are talking about techniques for interpreting the New Army Approved zero target and coaching our Paratroopers. The reference for this discussion is Appendix E, TC 3-22.9, change 2, dated August 2017. The new zero target has been discussed in previous posts. However, to use it effectively, you have… read more »

Zeroing Discussion Part Two: Why we Boresight at 10 and Zero at 25

  For Walkthrough Wednesday, we are continuing our discussion on how to zero the M4A1 Carbine and coach our Paratroopers through the zero process. Specifically, we will be addressing how to boresight. The reference for this discussion is appendix E, TC 3-22.9, Change 2, dated August 2017. As a refresher, the borelight is an eye-safe… read more »

How do we address Capability Gaps?

  For Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures Thursday, we are talking about how we as NCO’s and Soldiers can influence how we address the capability gaps in our equipment and training. At the 2017 Sportsman’s Hunter’s Outdoorsman’s Trade show, I had a conversation with both the lethality branch of the Maneuver Center of Excellence and a… read more »

The Zeroing Process for the M4A1

For Walkthrough Wednesday, we are going to begin a discussion on how to zero the M4A1 Carbine and coach our Paratroopers through the zero process. The reference for this discussion is appendix E, TC 3-22.9, Change 2, dated August 2017. Zeroing a weapon is not a training exercise, nor is it combat skills event. Zeroing… read more »

Zeroing the M4A1 Carbine

For Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures Thursday, we have a video demonstrating techniques for marking and interpreting the New Army Approved zero target. The reference for this discussion is Appendix E, TC 3-22.9, change 2, dated August 2017. The new zero target has been discussed in previous posts. However, to use it more efficiently, you have… read more »

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