2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Skillcraft qualified...

This would NEVER happen in the Army...

Sigh...unfortunately, yes...this has happened in the past...

This is a "Alt C" (alternate course C) target that is used sometimes in the Army to qualify soldiers on the M4/M16 when a regular pop up range is not available or practical. The targets are placed at 25 meters and scaled to approximate a target silhouette at various ranges from 25 to 300 meters. You get a set amount of time to place 4 rounds in each target combined from various firing positions. The total is you qualification score and is what determines what badge you wear on your dress uniforms. The standards are not that hard to meet. Its sad when people have to resort to a pen to qualify...as in poking holes in the target to improve their score.

Skilcraft is the name used by the Lighthouse Industries for the Blind made black ballpoint pens that the Army buys..everyone used to have one stuck in their BDU's in the loop of cloth at the top of the button placket of their blouse (shirt to you civilians).

The pen is only mightier than the sword if it has "Skilcraft" on the side...

Having done both, I can tell you that the "Rifleman" AQT target qualification for Appleseed is much harder than this. Much harder scoring standards and more positions to master including transitioning and reloading. I have yet to obtain that....but I will try and try again until I get it.

much harder..better training too...

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