This manual provides guidance for planning and executing training on the mm Mseries rifle (M16A1/A2/A3/A4) and M4 carbine. It is a guide for. M16/A2 and M4 FM Learn with flashcards, games, and more — for free. Department of the Army. (, August). Rifle marksmanship M/M4-series weapons (FM ). Washington, DC: Author. Dyer, J. L., Schaefer, P. S., Bink, .

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This POP or reduced recoil could be the result of a round being fired without enough force to send the projectile out of the barrel. The coach should not use shot-group analysis as a stand-alone tool without observing the firer. To assume this position, the soldier faces his target, spreads his feet a comfortable distance apart, and drops to his knees.


An example of this overall process is illustrated in Figure and provides a concept of the flow of unit sustainment training. Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. From an unsupported position, the firer experiences a greater wobble area than from a supported position. This technique must not be confused with the procedure for correctly loading a magazine into the weapon due to the position of the bolt.

Tool tightening is recommended to ensure zero retention if the thumbscrew is metal. All questions concerning authorized qualification courses should be forwarded to: If destruction is directed, appropriate safety precautions must be observed.

The RAS provides a secure mounting point for various accessories that may be mounted top, left and right. The instructor- trainer must understand how to analyze shot groups correctly. Prone position of coach right-handed firer. How will it be conducted? The proponent of this publication is the U. This section proposes a rifle marksmanship training strategy as guidance in establishing and conducting an effective training program.


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FM 3-22.9 Rifle Marksmanship M16A1, M16A2/3, M16A4, M4 CARBINE

Mission-Essential Tasks FM stresses marksmanship as a paramount soldier skill. The purpose of the training extender is to elevate the accessory above the MILES laser during force-on- force training. Then he adjusts his body to bring the rifle and sights exactly in line with the desired aiming point. The user may only remove the lower assembly to perform preventive maintenance checks and services PMCS. The hammer strikes the head of the firing pin, driving the firing pin through the bolt rivle the primer of the round.

Firing Figurepage Knowing precisely where all bullets are hitting or missing the target, the poor firer with instructor-trainer assistance can improve his performance and the good firer can bring his shots to target center.

Preliminary subjects include discussion on the weapons’ capabilities, mechanical training, and the fundamentals and principles of rifle marksmanship.

However, an individual or unit eventually loses skill proficiency. If many common errors are observed, it is appropriate to call the group together for more discussion and marksmznship of proper procedures and to provide feedback.

Figures through [pages through ] show ammunition trajectory data. Most soldiers enjoy firing regardless of their performance and begin with great enthusiasm.

Full text of “FM Rifle Marksmanship M16A1, M16A, M16A4, and M4 Carbine”

All commanders should develop a mission-essential task list METL and organize a training program that devotes adequate time to marksmanship. The trigger rotates on the trigger pin, depressing the nose of the trigger, and disengaging the notch on the bottom of the hammer. The hammer spring drives the hammer forward.

If the rifle will not be fired immediately close the ejection port cover. Training Strategies and Qualification Standards Breath control for engaging single targets. Field-fire training is a transitional phase that stresses focusing on a certain area.

Full text of ” FM 22.9 firer must be ricle of the rifle’s movement while sighted on a target as a result of breathing. Use the vertical pistol grip during heavy sustained fire.


It involves positioning the front sight post to the side of mwrksmanship target in line with the vertical center of mass, keeping the sights aligned.

Once these phases are mastered the soldier progresses into advanced optics, and lasers. When artificial support sandbags, logs, stumps is available, it should be used to steady rfile position and support the rifle. Mount the rail grabber all the way forward on the top or either side of the RAS ensuring it does not extend beyond the end of the RAS.

When the eye is focused on the front sight post, the natural ability of the eye to center objects in a circle and to seek the point of greatest light center of the aperture aid in providing correct sight alignment.

If the round is suspected to be faulty, it is reported and returned to the agency responsible for issuing ammunition. Check for a bad magazine or short recoil.

At what level are the resources necessary to train marksmanship controlled time, aids, weapons, ammunition, ranges? This manual and other training publications provide the unit instructor with the required information for developing a good train-the-trainer program. Unassisted Night Fire Training Preliminary Marksmanship Instruction The firing pin should also be inspected for damage.

Insert the mounting knob assembly through the hole in the carrying handle and screw it firmly clockwise into the sight-mounting adapter. The plastic thumbscrew must be hand tightened to avoid breakage. The firer is asked to detect his errors and to explain his firing procedure to include position, aiming, breath control, and trigger squeeze. The first order fires while the second order coaches.

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