This manual provides guidance for planning and executing training on the 5.56-mm M16A1 and M16A2 rifles to include the conduct of basic rifle marksmanship and advanced rifle marksmanship. It is a guide for commanders, leaders, and instructors to develop training programs, plans, and lessons that meet the objectives/intent of the United States Army rifle marksmanship program and FM 25-100.

This manual is organized to lead the trainer through the material needed to conduct training in IET and units. Preliminary subjects include discussions on mechanical training, the weapons' capabilities, and the principles and fundamentals of marksmanship. Live-fire applications are scheduled after the soldier has demonstrated preliminary skills. Initial firing will be a grouping exercise that leads to the soldier adjusting the sights on the weapon and to setting the battlesight zero.

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Unless otherwise stated, whenever the masculine gender is used, both men and women are included.

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