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APPENDIX B

UNIT TRAINING PROGRAM

This appendix provides guidance for conducting unit marksmanship training and the marksmanship proficiency examination.

B-1.   SEQUENCE OF TRAINING

The segments of the unit training program are conducted in the following order:

a.   Introduction.

b.   Preliminary marksmanship instruction and dry fire.

c.   Practice qualification.

d.   Day record firing (includes NBC record firing).

e.   Night record firing.

B-2.   INTRODUCTION

Trainers briefly describe the weapon and its history. Then they conduct the actual training. The total time allotted for this segment of the unit training program is 3 hours and 15 minutes.

a.   Disassembly and Assembly. Specific time allotments are as follows:

(1)   Detailed disassembly requires 25 minutes.

(2)   Operator maintenance, to include inspecting, cleaning, and lubricating (10 minutes each), requires a total of 30 minutes.

(3)   Detailed assembly requires 25 minutes.

(4)   Detailed disassembly and assembly require 50 minutes. (An optional practice exercise requires additional time.)

b.   General Data. Specific time allotments are as follows:

(1)   Minimum and maximum ranges require 15 minutes.

(2)   Identification of the five standard types of 40-mm ammunition and their purposes requires 30 minutes.

(3)   Target engagement requires 10 minutes each for area and point targets (20 minutes total).

B-3.   PRELIMINARY MARKSMANSHIP INSTRUCTION AND DRY FIRE

Trainers briefly describe this segment of the unit training program. The total time allotted for this segment is 3 hours.

a.   Fundamentals of Marksmanship. This has three parts:

(1)   Assuming proper position and grip, aiming, and squeezing the trigger requires 30 minutes.

(2)   Loading, reducing stoppages, and clearing the weapon requires 30 minutes.

(3)   Zeroing requires 30 minutes.

b.   Dry-Fire Practice. This also has three parts:

(1)   Aiming requires 30 minutes.

(2)   Setting and changing the sight requires 30 minutes.

(3)   Zeroing requires 30 minutes.

B-4.   PROFICIENCY (PERFORMANCE) EXAMINATION

Trainers use the proficiency examination to test and evaluate what soldiers have already learned. The time allotted for this segment is 1 hour.

B-5.   DAY RECORD FIRING

The total time needed for each firing order is 1 hour and 18 minutes. The ammunition requirement for Firing Table I is 20 rounds of TP.

a.   Reviewing preliminary marksmanship, which includes aim, sight picture, and trigger control, requires 30 minutes.

b.   Conducting the function check, loading, applying immediate action, clearing, and observing range safety require 15 minutes.

c.   Introducing grenade launcher firing, which includes sensing, adjusting sights, acquiring targets, and scoring targets, requires 15 minutes total.

d.   Conducting day record fire (Firing Table I) requires 18 minutes.

B-6.   25-METER FIRING AND NIGHT RECORD FIRING

The time allotted for this segment of the unit training program is 2 hours and 15 minutes.

a.   Introducing this segment, which covers 25-meter firing with the AN/PVS-4, requires 15 minutes.

b.   Grouping and zeroing require 1 hour.

c.   Conducting night record fire (Firing Table II) requires 1 hour. The ammunition requirement for this firing table is 3 rounds of HE.



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