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Collective Firing Proficiency—Units delivering effective fire in a tactical setting. It requires individual skill plus command and control to engage all targets within an assigned sector.

Concurrent Training—Training that occurs at the same time other unit members are using the primary training facilities.

CookofF—A round that fires as a result of a hot chamber without the trigger being pulled. It can occur any time until the weapon has cooled.

Crack and Thump—A method to determine the general direction and distance to an enemy firer who is shooting at you.

Cradle—A vise-like mechanism that holds a weapon in a secured position for test firing.

Cross Dominance —A soldier with a dominant hand and a dominant eye that are not the same; for example, a right-handed firer with a dominant left eye.

Cycle of Operation—The eight steps involved in firing a round: feeding, chambering, locking, firing, unlocking, extracting, ejecting, and cocking.

Cyclic Rate of Fire — The maximum rate at which a weapon will fire in the automatic mode.

Dime (Washer) Exercise—A dry-fire exercise used to practice trigger squeeze.

Downrange Feedback—Used to describe any training technique that provides precise knowledge of bullet strike (whether hit or miss).

Diy Fire—A technique used to simulate the firing of a live round with an empty weapon. Any application of the fundamentals of marksmanship without live ammunition may be referred to as dry fire.

Dry-Fire Moving Target Trainer —A small motorized scaled target device used to teach the engagement of moving personnel targets.

Dummy Ammunition—A cartridge without a primer or powder. Primarily used for ball-and-dummy exercises on the live-fire line.

Effective Wind—The average of all the varying winds encountered.

Ejection — The step in the cycle of operation that removes the expended cartridge from the weapon out of the ejection port.

Elevation Adjustment — Rotating the front sight post to cause the bullet to strike higher or lower on the target

Expert—The highest qualification rating.

External Ballistics—What happens to the bullet between the time it leaves the rifle and the time it arrives at the target.

Extraction — The step in the cycle of operation that pulls the round from the chamber.

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