The five marksmanship principles

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  1. Hi all,

    Can anyone remember these? My son has just joined the cadets and I thought I'd help him out.

  2. Last version I read up on had 4:

    1. Position & hold must be firm enough to support the weapon.
    2. The weapon should point naturally at the target without undue physical effort.
    3. Sight picture & sight alignment should be correct.
    4. The shot should be released & followed through without disturbance to the position.

  3. 1. hold weopon above your head
    2. preferably sidewards on with a one handed loose grip
    3. fire eratically and randomly as you will never change magazines or reload
    4. pulling war faces or screaming seems to increase effectiveness
    5. firing guns in enclosed place (cars etc) will not make you temporarily have ringing ears and all your mates shout for Fu(ks sake.
  4. Isn't it:

    1. Having ND's is very very naughty
    2. Listening carefully on Fire point 15 with ear defenders on trying to work out which serial it is next when the range supervisor has a lisp
    3. Do just enough to pass but avoid being too good to stop any unwarrented jealous attention from the Regiment SAA team.
    4. Being busy loading the Rover when everyone else is picking up the brass

      Ah! The joys of SA(B)90 qualification! :wink:
  5. 1. Pull rifle into shoulder
    2. Take off safety catch and snatch trigger
    3. Close eyes and wait
    4. Shout "Ouch" when rifle kicks and hits cheekbone
  6. 1. Off the bus
    2. On the bus
    3. Off the bus
    4. On the bus
    5. Fire!

    Bugger! Another dead bus driver. :oops:
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    5. Get black eye because you set the SUSAT too close.
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  8. the off the bus on the bus one is soooooo true
  9. Well, according to those retards across the water:

    1. This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

    2. My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.

    3. My rifle, without me, is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me.

    4. My rifle and myself know that what counts in this war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, nor the smoke we make. We know that it is the hits that count.

    5. My rifle is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its barrel. I will ever guard it against the ravages of weather and damage as I will ever guard my legs, my arms, my eyes and my heart against damage. I will keep my rifle clean and ready. We will become part of each other.
  10. 1. Get off the bus and STAY off the bus.
    2. Because the armourer sent away your gat, zero somebody else's weapon.
    3. Run to the approaching bratty wagon and gorge yourself stupid.
    4. Let off a few rounds in rapid fire as it's raining (Isn't it always?).
    5. Thanks to a 7.62mm pencil/biro, you are now a marksman.
  11. :lol: Or as some silly poor sod did back in the eighties, go for a jog on the ranges and do take time to stop and admire the flags.
  12. #1 Suck
    #2 Squeeze
    #3 Bang
    #4 Blow

    Hope that helps!!!

  13. 1. Get off the bus.
    2. Get a stoppage.
    3. Get a stoppage.
    4. The armourer confirms you keep getting stoppages.
    5. Get on the bus.