Part 2. What are the standards to qualify with a rifle in the Marine Corps?
What SSgt Rocke wrote about was the trend that I was fighting during my tenure. I hate to say I told them so, but I told them so. To me the truth teller is when we look at national match shooting and how our (soon to be defunct) scout-snipers do in international sniper competitions. I don't think a Marine Team has won interservice or any gold at Perry since the 90's when WTBn, Quantico lost the bubble. What's sad is back when I was at MCRD Parris Island we used to have Rangers from Savannah, GA come up all the time to learn rifle marksmanship from the Corps. Now? Maybe I'm just a grump old Jarhead but.. Sad thing is this is a cyclic thing. It happened after WWII and then again during and after Vietnam. Some regular commissioned guy figures out the "new and better way"..
Several days of dry fire at the 55 gal drum, and THEN "[s]hooting with full feedback, a formal coaching program, and shot calling is an ideal way to achieve effective Shot Process development."