Large PDF at 32 MB and 400 plus pages.
Dated 2008 with updates applied in 2011
This manual provides guidance for planning and executing training on the 5.56-millimeter M16-series rifle (M16A1/A2/A3/A4) and M4 carbine. It is a guide for commanders, leaders, and instructors to develop training programs, plans, and lessons that meet the objectives or intent of the United States Army rifle marksmanship program and FM 7‑0.
This manual is organized to lead the trainer through the material needed to conduct training during initial entry training (IET) and unit sustainment training. Preliminary subjects include discussion on the weapon's capabilities, mechanical training, and the fundamentals and principles of rifle marksmanship. Live-fire applications are scheduled after the Soldier has demonstrated preliminary skills.
This manual was revised to include references to new materiel and systems. This revision includes—
lThe new Army total marksmanship training strategy, to include specific strategies for the United States Army Reserve (USAR) and the Army National Guard (ARNG).
lInformation about the advanced combat optical gunsight (ACOG), the AN/PEQ-15 advanced target pointer/illuminator aiming light (ATPIAL), various thermal sights, and the MK 262 round.
lInformation about the alternate qualification record fire courses (known distance [KD] record fire, 25-meter scaled target alternate course, 15-meter scaled target alternate course).
lInformation about the rapid magazine change and barricade transition fire for short-range marksmanship (SRM).
lChanges to all of the scorecards.
This publication prescribes DA Form 3595-R (Record Fire Scorecard), DA Form 3601-R (Single Target—Field Fire I Scorecard), DA Form 5239-R (100-, 200-, and 300-Meter Downrange Feedback Scorecard), DA Form 5241-R (Single and Multiple Targets—Field Fire II Scorecard), DA Form 5789-R (Record Fire Scorecard—Known-Distance Course), DA Form 5790-R (Record Fire Scorecard—Scaled Target Alternate Course), DA Form 7489-R (Record Night Fire Scorecard), DA Form 7649-R (Squad Designated Marksman—Record Fire I and II), and DA Form 7650-R (Squad Designated Marksman—Position Evaluation).
This publication applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard (ARNG)/National Guard of the United States (ARNGUS), and the US Army Reserve (USAR).
Terms that have joint or Army definitions are identified in both the glossary and the text. Terms for which FM 3-22.9 is the proponent FM are indicated with an asterisk in the glossary.
Uniforms depicted in this manual were drawn without camouflage for clarity of the illustration. Unless this publication states otherwise, masculine nouns and pronouns refer to both men and women.
The proponent for this publication is the US Army Training and Doctrine Command. The preparing agency is the United States Army Infantry School (USAIS). You may send comments and recommendations by any means (US mail, e-mail, fax, or telephone) as long as you use DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) or follow its format. Point of contact information is as follows:
Phone: Commercial: 706-545-8623
Fax: Commercial: 706-545-8600
US Mail: Commandant, USAIS
6650 Wilkin Drive, Bldg 74, Rm 102
Fort Benning , GA 31905-5593
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RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP M16-/M4-SERIES WEAPONS 2015-01-27
RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP M16-/M4-SERIES WEAPONS FM 3-22.9