ACOG Boresight

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How to bore sight a Trijicon TA31RCO (Rifle Combat Optic) M150, an Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight (ACOG), or similar magnified optic.

Bore Sight M68 CCO

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How to bore sight an M68 Close Combat Optic or similar rifle red dot sight.

Iron sight zero

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Iron sight zero. An overview of how to zero an iron sight rifle based on the U.S. Army Table IV procedures. While optics are most common, some Soldiers only have iron sights available.

Note: The threshold (minimum) grouping standard is 6 minutes of angle, which is 4 centimeters at 25 meters. Turn on CC for more info.

Statistician Rethinks Gun Control After Digging into the Data


“Before I started researching gun deaths, gun-control policy used to frustrate me. I wished the National Rifle Association would stop blocking common-sense gun-control reforms such as banning assault weapons, restricting silencers, shrinking magazine sizes and all the other measures that could make guns less deadly.

Then, my colleagues and I at FiveThirtyEight spent three months analyzing all 33,000 lives ended by guns each year in the United States, and I wound up frustrated in a whole new way. We looked at what interventions might have saved those people, and the case for the policies I’d lobbied for crumbled when I examined the evidence.”

“A reduction in gun deaths is most likely to come from finding smaller chances for victories and expanding those solutions as much as possible,” Libresco writes. “We save lives by focusing on a range of tactics to protect the different kinds of potential victims and reforming potential killers, not from sweeping bans focused on the guns themselves.”

New U.S. Army Zero Procedures

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An overview of conducting rifle zeroing per the most current U.S. Army standards, TC 3-22.9.

School Shooting Data

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The U.S. Education Department reported “nearly 240 schools … reported at least 1 incident involving a school-related shooting.” But NPR reached out to every one of those schools repeatedly over the course of three months and found that more than two-thirds of these reported incidents never happened. Child Trends, a nonpartisan nonprofit research organization, assisted NPR in analyzing data from the government’s Civil Rights Data Collection.
“We were able to confirm just 11 reported incidents, either directly with schools or through media reports.
In 161 cases, schools or districts attested that no incident took place or couldn’t confirm one. In at least four cases, we found, something did happen, but it didn’t meet the government’s parameters for a shooting. About a quarter of schools didn’t respond to our inquiries.”

Proper Presentation (Handgun)

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How to present your handgun from the holster per TC 3-23.35 and TC 3-23.17.

Table III Practice

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Table III is the practice of Drills to prepare use of your equipment for successful qualification. Here’s how to run all of your practiced drills in one sequence.

Soldier marksmanship program improved

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As featured in Army Reserve News:

The Chief, Army Reserve Postal Match program directed by Army Regulation 140-1, Chapter 7 has been updated and improved to make participation easier. Held during the conduct of annual qualification on common Army training ranges, Postal Matches use existing Army training targetry while satisfying the new Army training standards.

As directed by current Army Training Circulars, Soldiers are to conduct six Training Tables to learn a more field relevant training approach to marksmanship. This training requires more realistic conduct with issue weapons along with a series of skill validations as each Table builds to the new qualifications detailed in TC 3-20.40. The Postal Match program provides the means to successfully conduct this skill validation while doubly serving as a competitive event.

The Postal Matches are named after Army Reserve marksmanship luminaries. Maj. Margaret Thompson Murdock, an Army Reserve nurse, was the first woman to win an Olympic medal in shooting. Capt. Horace Wayman Bivens, a Buffalo Soldier serving in reserve to the famed 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry “Rough Riders” and awarded the Silver Star for his actions during the Battle of San Juan Hill, was the first American to earn a coveted Double Distinguished rating after earning both Distinguished Rifleman and Distinguished Pistol Shot in competition. Gen. William Sutton, a successful competition shooter who served as a commander during World War II, was the first Chief, Army Reserve to formally establish a marksmanship program in published regulation for the Army Reserve. Gen. Harry Mott was the first Chief, Army Reserve to expand the Army Reserve Marksmanship Program to all Soldiers beyond the shooting teams and establish Army Reserve Marksman with Soldiers hosting Postal Matches for their units recognized nationally in Army Reserve Magazine (now Warrior Citizen).

The complete, updated Postal Match, Course of Fire, and Rulebook and issues of Army Reserve Marksman can be downloaded at Video descriptions of these courses and more information are available via the Army Reserve Marksmanship Program official social media at and

Moving Through Barricaded Positions

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A demonstration of how to move through the positions used during the conduct of the new U.S. Army qualification.

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