A marksman should not be confused with a sniper. These pistol and rifle marksmanship training handbooks will teach you everything you need to know in order to become a specialised, efficient and accurate marksman.
Snipers operate individually and are deployed for specific objectives while the marksman operates as a regular member within a unit where his skills are called upon whenever the need for accurate firearms skills arise in the normal course of operations for the unit.
While snipers are intensively trained to master field craft and camouflage, these skills are not required for marksmen. There are differences in role and training that affect doctrines and equipment.
Snipers rely almost exclusively on more accurate but slower-firing bolt-action rifles while a marksman can effectively utilize a faster-firing, but less accurate semi-automatic rifle.
A sniper’s intensive training, forward placement and surveillance duties make the role more strategic than a squad-level marksman. Thus, marksmen are often attached at the squad level while snipers are often attached at higher levels such as battalion.
These marksmanship training handbooks cover firearm specific excercises as well as broader literature.
Guidance for planning and executing training on the 5.56–mm M16–series rifle (M16A1/A2/A3/A4) and M4 carbine is detailed in this complete guide. It is aimed at instructors and commanders, for development of training methods and procedures that meet the objectives of the United States Army rifle marksmanship program.
Shoot To Live, details the training programmes for various firearms, such as the M203A1 40mm Grenade Launcher and the 9 mm Service Pistol. Also range practices for firearms such as, C13 Grenade, 66 mm NM72E5, Eryx Anti–tank Missile and the 60 mm Mortar M19 Cdn. An essential handbook for all small arms owners.
A detailed guide to the combat training with pistols and revolvers. Providing comprehensive training guidelines over 100 pages this guide helps the instructor plan teaching program's and the student to understand the techniques required by the United States Army Marksmanship Program for developing combat effective marksmen.
This is one of the most comprehensive training handbooks on pistol marksmanship for the M9 Service Pistol. Included in this manual is an overview of the M9, weapon handling, fundamentals of pistol marksmanship, pistol firing positions and grip, use of cover and concealment, presentation of the M9 service pistol, pistol engagement techniques, one handed techniques, advanced techniques and low light/darkness techniques.
This is the complete guide to combat training with M9 and M11 pistols. Including comprehensive coaching and training aids along with basic pistol operation, maintenance function and marksmanship instructions. Learn everything you need to know about effectively and accurately using your M9 and M11 pistols.