Meter Battlesight Zero

2 Back Figur« 76—Continued.

<21 Progress booklet. Each soldier should be required to maintain a progress booklet throughout his marksmanship training. The booklet should contain hia 25-meter targets, firing data card, shot group analysis card, field firing scorecards, and target detection answer sheets. With this in-

-formation, instructors can review a soldier's performance and accurately identify those areas that are causing difficulty. c. Remedial instruction.

111 Purpose. During some phases of marksmanship fundamental training, a few soldiers will have more difficulty understanding and applying the various techniques than others. To provide the extra instruction required by the less skillful firers without delaying the progress of the entire unit, u concurrent, remedial training area should Im> used. If a separate range is not available for this concurrent training. * number of firing point* should be set aside on the 25 meter range for thin purpose.

fai In practically every instance, the sise and configuration of shot groups will identify those firer» having difficulty. Once they have been identified, assistant instructors should be assigned to provide individual remedial instruction. Only the l»e*t qualified instructors should be designated to conduct remedial instruction. They must be well grounded in marksmanship fundamentals, alert to common shooting errors, and have a thorough understanding of how to quickly correct these error*. In some ease*, the instructor can determine the cause of the firer's deficiencies simply by discussing the problem with him and examining his »hot group* and other data contained in the progress booklet. However, in the majority of cases, the instructor must closely observe the soldier fire several round« before the cause of his errors can be determined.

(b) Time is a definite factor in remedial instruction. While a firer is receiving remedial instruction, he will, of necessity, miss the regularly scheduled training of his unit. In view of this, the kiHtructor should provide intensified training on those subjects the firer has missed, before he rejoins his unit.

f* l If the instructor determines improper trigger control to be the source of the firer's difficulty. he may be able to correct this simply by telling the firer his specific error. A firer who flinches can sometimes overcome this tendency by lining earplugs. However, if these procedures fail to produce the desired results, the M2 aiming device can be used to improve trigger control techniques. This device is fitted over the rear sight so the instructor can observe the same sight picture as does the firer (fig 771. The instructor sees a reflected image of the sight picture, the effect of the firer's trigger control on sight alinement, and whether the firer is correctly calling his shot; e. g. if the firer correctly call» the »hot "right," it will appear to be left in the device. To gain the most benefit from the device, the instructor must look directly into the device and continuously adjust his position as necessary. The instructor must watch closely for any sudden changes in sight picture the moment before firing. Any such sudden change will indicate that the firer is either flinching or bucking. This device may be used during any phase of preparatory marksmanship and is particularly valuable In conducting remedial instruction.

frfJSo far as possible, the ball and dnmmy exercise should be used extensively throughout remedial instruction. Initially, some types of exercises, such us positions and aiming, are better conducted without live ammunition. However, regardless of the training technique used, each soldier should be required to fire several ball and dummy exercises before being returned to the regular class. The instructor must closely supervise this firing to insure that the soldier has, in fact, overcome his difficulties. In the ball and dummy exercise, the instructor loads a dummy round or a live round into the rifle. The firer must not watch the instructor load his rifle, since the value of the exercise is based on the firer not knowing if a live round is in the chamber. The firer is told to aim, apply the steady hold factors correctly and fire. The instructor observes the firer's eyes and face for evidence of flinching, the trigger finger for improper trigger control, and the back and chest for improper breathing technique». When a soldier attempts to fire a dummy round, any of these errors will become apparent to an observant instructor.

Soldier With M14

Figur* 77. M 2 uinung device.

(el There are two exercises which may be used lo effectively teach aiming. The first exercise is Conducted using an aiming bar, and the second a rifle rest, target box, and disk.

(31 First aiming exercise. The aiming bar {fig 781 is designed to teach sight alinement and placement of (he aiming point. Continuous visual checks are made by the assistant instructor to insure that the firer applies the correct principles of sight alinement and placement of the aiming point. This exercise is conducted as follows:

(m) The firer moves the rear sight on the aiming bar until he considers the sight alinement to be correct. The assistant checks the result. If the alinement is incorrect, the assistant determines the error and makes the necessary corrections. If the alinement is correct, the assistant moves the sight to cause a misalinement and returns the aiming bar to the firer. The firer must then correct the misalinement. Assistant instructors should con* tinuously check the performance of assistants and firers. This exercise Is continued until the principle« of correct sight alinement are clearly understood.

i^In the second step of the exercise a small metal target is placed on the aiming bar, and the soldier is required to complete the sight picture placing the aiming point in correct relation to the sight alinement. As in the first part of the exercise, the firer's completed work is checked by the assistant, and both are continuously checked by the assistant instructors. The assistant again corrects the errors of the firer. If the sight picture is correct, the assistant moves the target and sight to cause improper sight alinement and placement of the aiming point. The firer must then repeat the exercise.

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