The second training session for the DURC Squad and I’m quite happy with how it went. We got people more or less organised into one-hour shifts, as we don’t have enough firing points or rifles to handle everyone at once, and people turned up more or less at the right times. I expect it’ll improve as they get into the rythym of it.
Today’s plan called for a simple aiming exercise and to introduce the basic shot plan we’ll be using for the squad. The aiming exercise was the vertical line drill, normally used to work on horizontal hold. It’s simply a card with a vertical line on it. You shoot the line. Doesn’t matter if the shot goes high or low, just so long as it’s on the line. We started seated to let shooters work on their sight picture and not the wobbling of the standing position. Results were encouraging – nice tight groups in the horizontal plane. As we were doing this, we were adjusting cheekpieces for individuals to fit their faces and noting settings as we went.
A few were still working on trigger control though:
When shooters were ready, we moved to the shot plan. This is necessarily simple and basic (though in the “fundamental” sense rather than the “erra, this is shite” sense 😀 ). Simply put, the shot plan goes as follows:
Piece of cake! …