Record I Record I Record Firing I Firing I Night I I H I Firing

<21 Table 2—The firer engage« single and multiple target exposures from the foxhole supported firing position.

131 Table 3—The firer engages 10 single target exposures from the prone unsupported firing position.

HI Table 4—The firer engages single and multiple target exposures from the prone unsupported firing position.

U) Foxhole position phase of Record Fire I.

1. After receiving an orientation and completing preparations in the ready area, the soldier moves to the firing area. The soldier moves to his designated lane and stands or sits behind the foxhole facing away from the target area. On command, the firer hands his scorecard to the lane scorer and moves into the foxhole. There should be at least three sandbags at each foxhole bo the firer can adjust the emplacement to fit the conformation of his body. After making these adjustments, the firer should be given time to search his lane, using those techniques learned in target detection training. Target* must notbe raised while the firer is performing this warch. However, the lane search will familiarir.c him with the terrain, likely target locutions. and most important, place added emphasis on previous target detection training.

2. On command, the firer is issued one magazine of 10 round* and loads his rifle. The target control operator then gives the command WATGVI YOUH LANES. Immediately following this com man (I. the target operator begins raising and lowering targets according to the time and sequence prescribed by the scorecard (fig 118). Ten targets ore presented to the firer in each table of Kccord I und he may fire only one round at each target. Upon completion of Tables 1 and 2 of Kccord I. to include alibi firing (d below), the target control operator requires a safety clearance of the firing line. At this time, the firer clears his rifle and returns unexpended ammunition to the lune scorer. The lane scorer checks to insure the rifle is clear and dirccts the firer to get out of the foxhole and assume a good prone position beside the foxhole.

lb) Prone position phase of Record Fire J. Tables 3 and 4 (*corecardl ure fired from the prone |ioftition. Tliey an1 conducted in the same manner a* Tables I and 2. with the exception that the firer is in the prone position instead of the foxhole |K»rtition. 1'pon completion of Tables 3 and 4 of Kccord Fire I. to include alibi firing, the target control operator requires a safety clearance of the firing line. At this time, the firer clears his rifle and return* all unexpended ammunition to the lane scorer. The lane scorer checks to insure the rifle is clear, hands the firer his scorecard. and directs him to the retired urea.

c. Record Fire //.Itecord Fire II consists of four tables of ten target exposures each (fig I I HI. The firer is issued rounds (four magazines of 10 round* each I anil i* in*tructed to engage each target with one round. Total possible points for Record Fire II i* 40. During Kccord Fire II the firer is required to engage single and multiple target* from the foxhole firing position Hublc I I and front an optional firing position while advancing from the foxhole towards the target line (table* 2. 3, and 4». Additionally, the firer is required to engage 10 quick fire targets (two in table 2. three in table 3, and five in table 4 L The quick fire target* are to be exported und engaged when the firer reaches a point of 2."» meters from the target line I para <>? h (31 la).

(II Foxhole position phase of Rccord Fire // (Table I). The foxhole position phase consist* of one table with both single and multiple turgct*. The conduct is the same as the foxhole position phase of Krcord Fire I.

(21 Optional position and move out phase (Table* 2. 3, and 4). When the firer completes the first table, he again receives the command to get out of the foxhole. This time, however, he is told to move to a standing position directly in front of the foxhole. The lane scorer takes up a standing posi' tion immediately behind the firer. On command, the firer is issued one magazine of 10 rounds and loads his rifle. The command to begin the exercise is MOVE OUT. On this command, the firer and scorer begin moving slowly toward the 50-meter targets. The target control operator begins raising and lowering targets according to the times and sequence prescribed by the scorecard. As the firer detects s target, he assumes a position of his own choice and fires at the target. As in the supported phase, he may fire only one round at each target. After firing at a target, the firer may change his position, but he must not move forward until he receives another command to MOVE OUT. While waiting for this command, the firer should continue to search his lane since other targets may appear. The firers should be on line with the 25-meter stakes prior to engaging the quick fire targets. During movements, the lane scorer continually cautions the firer to maintain alinement with firers in adjacent lanes and to keep his weapon locked when not firing. The procedures for clearing rifles are the same as prescribed for the supported firing phase.

d. Alibi Firing. Alibi firing is reserved for those firers who have encountered bonafide alibis. An alibi is to be awarded under the following circumstances:

< 1 ) Malfunctioning of rifle (e.g.. broken firing pin. double feed, failure to extract!, provided the firer attempted to apply correct immediate action to eliminate the stoppage. Alibis for malfunctions are valid only if they were not due to improper maintenance or failure to prepare the rifle for firing. A general rule to follow in awarding alibis for rifle malfunction* is to allow an alibi for each target appearing {luring and subsequent to the moment the firer applies immediate action, provided the target drop* before the »oldier can fire. However, if the firer was slow in taking action to reduce the stoppage, an alibi should not be allowed.

Fuultv ammunition.

i3i Malfunction of the target holding mechanism (e.g., target fails to appear, target remains in the Li I* position, or target appears and falls without having been engaged I.

<4i In no instance will an alibi be given when lh«» firer fails to detect and / or engage a targctl*) in the prescribed lime limit.

e. Conduct of Alibi Firing. If a firer is unable to fire at a target through no fault of his own, he receive* an alibi for that particular target. This mean* he will be given another opportunity to fire at a target. For best results, alibi firing should be conducted after each exercise. To conduct alibi firing, the target control operator first asks, "Are there any alibis?" Those scorers whose firers whose firers have bona fide alibis give an affirmative |sjgnal (raising their hands or holding up the flcorecardl. If there are alibis, the target control operator commands. ALIBI FIRERS WATCH YOUR LANES. Targets are then exposed singly. As a general rule, alibi firing should be conducted using midrange targets <150 to 250 meters), as the majority of the targets exposed during the regular exercises are located at these ranges. Since alibi firing can never approximate the identical target situation of the regular exercise, range personnel must insure alibis are legitimate before they are allowed. The firer should be allowed to fire only one round for each alibi. Alibis granted during engagement of quick fire targets must be fired at the same range (25 meters! using the same method of target engagement (quick fire). Quick fire alibi firing should be conducted separate from regular alibis with the target control operator announcing. "Quick fire alibis only."

/. Fire Commands. Simple, standardized fire commands are essential to avoid confusion and misunderstanding during the conduct of record firing. Type commands which may be used are as follows:

(11 Supported phases.

FIRES ASSUME THE FOXHOLE /PRONE POSITION.

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