Ideas & Concepts,

Gunslingin’ #3

For this installment, I am going to talk about data. Now, I am not, nor ever claimed to be, one of the Sniper types. I am sure by the end of this some Sniper Steve will be sitting around going “Actually…” which is fine. This is a short version of how I obtained and confirmed… read more »

Gunslingin’ #2

If you didn’t read my last article, hit it up here As I mentioned before, the next few articles are going to be focused on the shooting I have been doing this year. I have been really focused on the Precision Rifle Series Gas Gun, specifically Tactical. I ran the series with a mostly stock… read more »

Greetings from Primary & Secondary.

This is the first of what equates to a regular column here from me. I will be putting up articles every couple week on a variety of subjects but focusing on running a gun. I will do my best not to get too much into equipment as there are a thousand other people who can… read more »

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 »

Kneeling Unsupported: Why do I Need to Learn it?

For Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures Thursday, we will be discussing how to create a stable firing platform in the kneeling unsupported position. Learning how to create stability in the kneeling unsupported position is important, as our Paratroopers have difficulty with this position during Table VI (record fire) as it currently exists. Knowing how to create stability… read more »

How to Mount an Army Optic to an M4A1

For training Tuesday, we are talking about the mounting of optics to Army weapons. Specifically, we are addressing the mounting of the M150 Rifle Combat Optic to the M4A1. The reference for this discussion is M150 RCO TM 9-1240-416-13&P and CCO TM 9-1240-413-13&P. The first thing that the Paratrooper should do is  check the eye… read more »

Movement and the Pistol: A Technique for Training Moving Forward

For Manual Monday, we are continuing our discussion on Movement and the pistol. Specifically, we will begin to address what forward movement 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 »

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 »