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Marine Core Markmanship Manual

Marine Core Markmanship Manual



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MCRP 3-01A
Rifle Marksmanship
U.S. Marine Corps
PCN 144 000091 00
To Our ReadersChanges:
Readers of this publication are encouraged to submit suggestions and changes thatwill improve it. Recommendations may be sent directly to Commanding General, MarineCorps Combat Development Command, Doctrine Division (C 42), 3300 Russell Road, Suite318A, Quantico, VA 22134-5021 or by fax to 703-784-2917 (DSN 278-2917) or by E-mail to
. Recommendations should include the following information:
Location of changePublication number and titleCurrent page numberParagraph number (if applicable)Line numberFigure or table number (if applicable)
Nature of changeAdd, deleteProposed new text, preferably double-spaced and typewritten
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Additional copies:
A printed copy of this publication may be obtained from Marine CorpsLogistics Base, Albany, GA 31704-5001, by following the instructions in MCBul 5600,
 Marine Corps Doctrinal Publications Status.
An electronic copy may be obtained from theDoctrine Division, MCCDC, world wide web home page which is found at the following uni-versal reference locator:
Unless otherwise stated, whenever the masculine gender is used, bothmen and women are included.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVYHeadquarters United States Marine CorpsWashington, D.C. 20380-177529 March 2001FOREWORD1. PURPOSEMarine Corps Reference Publication (MCRP) 3-01A,
 Rifle Marksmanship
, provides techniquesand procedures for Marine Corps rifle marksmanship.2. SCOPEEvery Marine is first and foremost a rifleman. MCRP 3-01A reflects this ethos and the MarineCorps’ warfighting philosophy. This publication discusses the individual skills required foreffective rifle marksmanship and standardizes the techniques and procedures used throughout theMarine Corps. It constitutes the doctrinal basis for all entry-level and sustainment-level riflemarksmanship training.3. SUPERSESSIONMCRP 3-01A supersedes the discussion of rifle marksmanship in Fleet Marine Force Manual(FMFM) 0-8,
 Basic Marksmanship
, and FMFM 0-9,
Field Firing
 for the M16A2 Rifle
. Thediscussion of pistol marksmanship in FMFM 0-8 remains in effect until it is superseded byMCRP 3-01B,
Pistol Marksmanship
, which is currently under development.4. CERTIFICATIONReviewed and approved this date.BY DIRECTION OF THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPSB. B. KNUTSON, JR.Lieutenant General, U. S. Marine CorpsCommanding GeneralMarine Corps Combat Development CommandQuantico, VirginiaDISTRIBUTION: 144 000091 00

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