Marksmanship Training Tasks

The following marksmanship training guide contains the current tasks that are trained in basic rifle marksmanship programs, during basic combat training at ATCs, and during infantry OSUT. It provides a basis for structuring unit sustainment programs. The unit normally trains by performing a diagnostic test of the tasks and conducts training only for soldiers who must improve their firing skills. Training is usually conducted in a shorter time frame than at IET.

Introduction to Rifle Marksmanship and Mechanical Training.

TASK: Perform operator maintenance on M16A1/A2 rifle, magazine, and ammunition.

CONDITIONS: Given an M16A1/A2 rifle, magazine, 5.56-mm dummy ammunition, and small-arms maintenance equipment case.

STANDARDS:

a. Clear and disassemble an M16A1/A2 rifle.

b. Inspect, clean, and lubricate the rifle.

c. Assemble the rifle and perform a functional check.

d. Disassemble the magazine.

e. Clean and lubricate the magazine.

f. Assemble the magazine.

g. Clean the ammunition.

TASK: Perform immediate-action procedures on the M16A1/A2 rifle to reduce a stoppage.

CONDITIONS: Given an M16A1/A2 rifle, 5 rounds of dummy 5.56-mm ammunition, and a 20-/30-round magazine.

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