Phase I Reflexive Fire Training

Reflexive fire training provides the fundamental skills required to conduct short-range marksmanship. It involves the practical application of all four of the fundamentals of SRM. All soldiers must receive a go on the task Conduct Reflexive Firing, before proceeding with training. Reflexive firing should be conducted as refresher training as often as possible to insure that soldier's skills are always at the highest possible level. This is a perishable skill that must be constantly reinforced.

a. Reflexive Firing Targets. Targets can be locally purchased (FBI style) or manufactured by the unit (bowling pin targets). E-type silhouettes may be painted as shown in Figure 7-38.

Reflexive Fire Target
Figure 7-38. Dimensions and placement of bowling pin targets.

b. Range Setup. The range must be at least 25 meters in length with identification marks at the 5-, 10-, 15-, and 25-meter distances. Each lane should be marked in a way that prevents cross firing between lanes. A lane safety-coach is assigned to each lane to observe and evaluate the soldier's performance as well as ensure the safe conduct of firing. All firing cues are given by the tower or line safety.

c. Conduct of Training. Each soldier will conduct a dry-fire exercise and a blank-fire exercise prior to conducting the live-fire exercise. The dry-fire and blank-fire exercises will give the soldier the repetition needed to successfully engage targets quickly and accurately. Soldiers start at the 25-meter line at the low ready facing the targets. The soldier is then told the engagement position (for example, facing left, turn right) and, once in position, is given the cue to fire. The soldier must, on cue, assume the proper firing position and stance, place the selector lever on semi, use the correct aiming technique for the target's distance, and engage the target. After engaging the target the soldier will continue to cover the target to reinforce firing until the threat is eliminated. Rounds fired after the time standard will be scored as a miss. The number of rounds fired after the time standard will be subtracted from the total number of hits the soldier has scored. The soldier will be evaluated on a "GO/NO GO" basis based on the standards in the training and evaluation outline (T&EO) and scoring table. Soldiers must complete a blank fire iteration before being allowed to live fire.

(1) Each soldier will identify and engage the proper targets at ranges from 5 to 25 meters from the stationary position, while turning and walking. Soldiers must score a GO on the familiarization firing tables (Table 7-3 and Table 7-4, page 7-44) before attempting to qualify.

NOTE: All rounds must impact on the E-type silhouette. Hits are defined as being in the lethal zone (bowling pin).

(2) All tables are fired at night, with and without protective mask, and using automatic fire for familiarization. The tables are also fired using night vision devices. The standard for protective mask firing is 60 percent day and 50 percent night. Unit commanders should conduct training continually to first establish and then sustain levels of proficiency in reflexive firing.

NOTE: If the soldiers will be engaging targets with either lasers, optics, or the protective mask, they should complete all steps using the same equipment. Do not have the soldier's familiarize with iron sights and then fire the live exercise while wearing the protective mask.

POSITION

ROUNDS FIRED

DISTANCE (meters)

METHOD

TIME STANDARD

LETHAL ZONE HIT STANDARD

Straight ahead

4

25

Single shot

None

3

Straight ahead

4

10

Single shot

None

3

Straight ahead

4

25

Controlled pair

None

3

Straight ahead

4

10

Controlled pair

None

3

Table 7-3. Familiarization (stationary).

POSITION

ROUNDS FIRED

DISTANCE (meters)

METHOD

TIME STANDARD

LETHAL ZONE HIT STANDARD

Facing left; turning right

4

25

Controlled pair

None

3

Facing right; turning left

4

25

Controlled pair

None

3

Straight ahead walking

4

start at 15

Controlled pair

None

3

Straight ahead

4

5

Controlled pair

None

3

Table 7-4. Familiarization (moving).

Table 7-4. Familiarization (moving).

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    How do I conduct reflexive fire marksmanship?
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