Military vs Competition Marksmanship Comparison

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How Marine Corps rifle standards compare to other shooting formats – such as CMP High Power and military Service Conditions events – and the changes over the past half-century.

USMC Rifle Marksmanship

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USMC Rifle Marksmanship: How good are Marines at shooting? Part 2. What are the standards to qualify with a rifle in the Marine Corps? How well do Marines learn how to shoot? A deep dive into Marine Corps rifle standards.

USMC Marksmanship Process

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USMC Marksmanship Process –

Part 1. The Marine Corps marksmanship program is revered by many. What makes shooting in the USMC work well?

USMC Marksmanship Process


USMC Marksmanship Process. The Marine Corps marksmanship program is revered by many. What makes shooting in the USMC work well?

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M1 Reliability Problems

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M1 Reliability Problems: Initial tests of America’s first semiautomatic service rifle.

M14 Reliability Problems

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M14 Reliability Problems: The not-so-great history of T44/M14

Just like the M16/AR-15, the M14 had its share of problems when first introduced. This article from the April 1963 issue of True Magazine explains.

True Magazine, April 1963

The U.S. Army’s Blunderbuss Bungle That Fattened Your Taxes

by John S. Tompkins

After nearly 20 years of Pentagon bungling that has cost US taxpayers over $100 million so far, the Army is issuing our GIs a new automatic rifle that experts think is inferior to the gun we already have.

The rifle is called the M14. It is slowly replacing the M1 Garand carried by millions of servicemen in World War II and Korea. The only trouble is it doesn’t work as well as the M1 and it’s much harder and more expensive to manufacture.

Kalashnikov Problems

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Kalashnikov’s famed AK-47 was initially plagued with reliability problems. Here’s how it overcame them to earn a reputation for reliable performance.

AK-47 Reliability History

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History about the Kalashnikov’s not-so-great start.

Rifle Reliability video

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Rifle Reliability: Formal testing shows the difference in reliability between 1940 and 2007.

Rifle Reliability

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Rifle Reliability: Then and Now. A look at the difference from 1940 to 2007.

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