The known-distance range is used for testing and marksmanship training. The firing task on a known-distance range is an intermediate step toward the firing task of a combat soldier. Program changes (pop-up targets) and ranges have provided a much better simulation of combat requirements. The soldier is provided information concerning the precise hit-or-miss location of every bullet fired. KD firing is conducted with a single, clearly visible target at a known distance, and the soldier can establish a position that provides a natural point of aim on that single target. While this is good for its intended purpose, overuse often results in KD training being more competition-oriented than combat-oriented.
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