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US MARINE CORPS PISTOL TRAINING

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This 2010 e-book contains the material found in the Chapters of the U.S. Marine Corps Pistol Marksmanship Manual MCRP 3-01B. It is approved for public release.

Minor formatting changes, such as using the font face arial to enhance readability on LCD screens, were made.

The Manual features the M9 Service Pistol. However, as pistols are much the same, the how-to-use-it information and the tactics, techniques, and procedures presented, are applicable across the board.

To give you an idea of what's inside, here is a list of the Chapters plus just some of the subject matter headings found in each Chapter.

Ch 1. The M9 Service Pistol: Functional Capabilities. . Major Components . . Safety Features . . Cycle of Operation . . Firing . . Ammunition . . Assault Holster . . Concealed Pistol Holster . . Pistol Disassembly . . Cleaning and Lubricating the Pistol . . Pistol Maintenance in Adverse Conditions.

Ch 2. Weapons Handling: Safety Rules . . Weapons Conditions . . Conducting a Chamber Check . . Loading the Pistol . . Emptying the Magazine . . Malfunction . . Remedial Action . . Weapons Carries . . Combat Mindset . . Threat Levels.

Ch 3. Fundamentals of Pistol Marksmanship: Aiming . . Sight Alignment and Trigger Control . . Grip . . Compression of Fundamentals . . Breath Control.

Ch 4. Pistol Firing Positions and Grip: Mobility . . Stability . . Pistol Firing Grip . . After Firing: Manage Recoil . . Weaver and Isosceles Variations . . Natural Body Alignment.

Ch 5. Use of Cover and Concealment: Cover Materials . . Considerations for Firing From Cover . . Moving . . Pie Technique . . Combining the Pie and Rollout Techniques.

Ch 6. Presentation of the M9 Service Pistol: Sight Alignment/Sight Picture . . Presentation From the Carries and Holsters . . From the Ready . . From the Alert (Close Quarters, Elbows Bent) . . Search and Assess.

Ch 7. Pistol Engagement Techniques: Target Detection . . Movement . . Techniques of Fire . . Re-engagement Techniques . . Prioritizing Targets . . Leads for Moving Targets . . Methods of Engagement.

Ch 8. One-Handed Techniques: Presentation and Shooting . . Searching and Assessing After Firing . . Condition 1 Reload . . Remedial Action . . Method One: Pistol Rotation . . Transferring the Pistol From One Hand to the Other.

Ch 9. Advanced Techniques: Shooting on the Move . . Moving With the Pistol . . Moving: The Glide Technique . . Engaging Targets: Using the Pistol Sights . . Reloading and Stoppages . . Turn and Fire.

Ch 10. Low Light and Darkness Techniques: Night Vision Adaptation . . Target Detection Techniques . . Scanning/Figure Eight Scan . . Effects of Illumination . . Acquiring Targets at Night . . Sight Alignment/Sight Picture . . Types of Flashlights . . Target Engagement.


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