MARINE CORPS COMBAT MARKSMANSHIP PROGRAMS

Discussion in 'Self Defense Tactics & Weapons' started by GunnyGene, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. GunnyGene

    GunnyGene New Member

    Oct 12, 2012
    For those wanting to know how the pro's do it, and hone your skills, here's the USMC Combat Marksmanship Program for rifle and pistol. It includes courses of fire in the Appendices:

    MARINE CORPS ORDER 3574.2K (2007)

    http://community.marines.mil/news/publications/Documents/MCO 3574.2K.pdf

    Note that most of the courses of fire are either timed and/or round limited. Which means you shouldn't run these by yourself. Have somebody there to time and score, and critique your performance. You'll need some elbow room, and plenty of ammo.
     
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  2. Insulation Tim

    Insulation Tim Well-Known Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Ohio
    Web page cannot be found.
     

  3. hstout1143

    hstout1143 Well-Known Member

    Jan 3, 2012
    California
    The link isn't working Gunny.
     
  4. GunnyGene

    GunnyGene New Member

    Oct 12, 2012
  5. GunnyGene

    GunnyGene New Member

    Oct 12, 2012
  6. Insulation Tim

    Insulation Tim Well-Known Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Ohio
    Your new URL does indeed work. Thanks for the post.
     
  7. GunnyGene

    GunnyGene New Member

    Oct 12, 2012
    An interesting article in MarineTimes - Point Blank Self Defense. The Corps (and I suspect the Army also) is incorporating some new training as a result of "Insider Attacks" in Afganistan. Couldn't find anything specific about it, but here's the article:

    http://militarytimes.com/blogs/battle-rattle/2012/12/18/8049/ .

    This is something that would be useful to practice for home and personal defense also. SAP (Speed, Accuracy, Power) in surprise situations. Making yourself a small target, immediate cover options in your house or other locations, situational awareness, etc., etc. These are the kind of things that can save your life at 3am.

    I think many newbies to personal/home defense think that a confrontation is/would be a standup fight, Wyatt Earp style. Big mistake.
     
  8. IShootBack

    IShootBack Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2002
    Virginia
    Thanks - I look forward to reading through the manual.
     
  9. GunnyGene

    GunnyGene New Member

    Oct 12, 2012
    I suspect that the new training mentioned in the Times article will be incorporated in MCRP 3-01B (previously linked), which is pretty good as it is. Like anything else tho, just reading the manual isn't enough. Regular practice is also needed. :) I've been pretty lax on that part of it myself since I retired. :eek:
     
  10. LRChops

    LRChops Former Guest

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    Jan 7, 2013
    Placer Co
    Very wonderful program and worthwhile!
     
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