Accession Number:

ADA109470

Title:

FORSCOM/US Army Marksmanship Unit M16A1 Rifle and .45 Cal Pistol Marksmanship Training Evaluation

Descriptive Note:

Research rept

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1980-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

The FORSCOMUS Army Marksmanship Unit M16A1 rifle and .45 cal pistol training evaluation was conducted to evaluate two candidate programs of instruction POI for rifle and pistol training at the field unit level. Performance and attitudinal measures were collected from soldiers of the 1504th Infantry Bn Airborne who participated in the rifle and pistol training programs. The subjects were all males from a combat ready battalion. Soldiers in both the rifle and pistol programs who received FULL-AMU treatment performed better and expressed greater confidence in training than did those receiving the PART-AMU, or abbreviated training. Both performed better and expressed greater confidence in training than those in standard annual qualification training treatments. A unit using the AMU POIs for rifle and pistol training could elect to use the FULL or PART POIs based on available training time and resources and expect improved performances over current standard procedures. If time is available the FULL POIs rifle and pistol would provide the greatest performance increases in terms of number of soldiers qualified and level of qualification. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE