Section I Preparatory Marksmanship Training

Preparatory marksmanship training for the MK 19 covers the firing positions, the MK 19 fighting position, use of the T& E mechanism, and manipulation exercises. Thorough instruction during the preparatory training and exercises helps ensure efficient use of time and ammunition during range firing. Use the basic sitting, standing, and kneeling positions during training and range firing of the MK 19. a. Sitting. When the tripod is used in the low or high position, sit directly behind the gun...

Figure MK target board

Machine Gun Range Card

Sight Setting and Laying Exercises. This first exercise teaches the soldier how to set the rear sight quickly and correctly Figure 4-10 . The second builds accuracy and speed in laying the gun on an aiming point, and allows extra practice in sight setting. Explain and show each exercise before beginning instruction. 1 Sight Setting Exercise. Explain that, by training the elevating screw knob, the soldier can make minor adjustments in elevation. All major adjustments are made by using the...