Effectiveness Of Rapid Fire

When a soldier uses rapid semiautomatic fire, he is sacrificing accuracy to deliver a greater volume of fire. The difference in accuracy between slow and rapid semiautomatic fire diminishes with proper training and repeated practice. Training and practice improve the soldier's marksmanship skills to the point that accuracy differences become minimal. There is little difference in the volume of effective fire that would be delivered by units using much less accurate automatic fire.

NOTE: Learning rapid fire techniques also improves the soldier's response time to short-exposure, multiple, and moving targets.

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