This publication contains the small arms training program for the C7 and C7A1 Service Rifle, C8 Carbine, M203A1 40mm Grenade Launcher, C9 and C9A1 Light Machine–gun, 9 mm Service Pistol and the Personal Defence Weapon (TBI).

It also includes range practices for Sniper Rifles, C13 Grenade, C6 GPMG, Rocket High Explosive, 66 mm NM72E5, 84 mm Recoilless Carl Gustav M2–M3, Eryx Anti–tank Missile and the 60 mm Mortar M19 Cdn.

The additional range practices for other individual weapons are a direct reflection of the Levels of Occupational Competency found within the Individual Battle Task Standards (IBTS).

It is appreciated that range and simulation facilities vary across Canada; consequently, the programme described herein is designed for use on existing facilities and until these facilities are upgraded on a national basis, the shooting tests contained in this publication must be judiciously applied.

Detailed in this article:

CHAPTER 1 TRAINING CONCEPT

SECTION 1 INTRODUCTION

  • Aim
  • General
  • Publication Scope and Layout

SECTION 2 PROGRAMME

  • Concept
  • Weapons
  • Design
  • Safety
  • Command Responsibility
  • Shooting Records
  • Simulation
  • Definitions and Abbreviations
  • Training References
  • Annex A Individual Shooting Record

CHAPTER 2 STANDARDS AND TRAINING

SECTION 1 DESIGN

  • Stages
  • Stage 1—Preliminary Applications and PWT 1
  • Stage 2—Elementary Applications and PWT 2
  • Stage 3—Advanced Applications and PWT 3
  • SECTION 2 TRAINING PROGRESSION
  • Continuous Training
  • Simulators

SECTION 3 STANDARDS

  • Grouping Standards
  • Weapons Handling Tests
  • Qualification Badges
  • Physical Fitness
  • Competition
  • Coaching

SECTION 4 TARGETRY

CHAPTER 3 MARKSMANSHIP THEORY AND COACHING

SECTION 1 INTRODUCTION

  • Aim
  • Scope and Layout

SECTION 2 MARKSMANSHIP PRINCIPLES

  • Introduction—Achieving Stage 1 Preliminary
  • Position and Hold
  • Natural Alignment
  • Aiming—Iron Sights
  • Aiming—C79 Optical Sight
  • Shot Release and Follow Through
  • Trigger Squeeze
  • Follow Through Score Sheet
  • Aiming Aids and Practices

SECTION 3 COACHING

  • Introduction
  • Knowledge Required by the Coach
  • Theory of Small Arms Fire
  • Theory of the Grouping
  • Target Analysis
  • Zeroing
  • Shoot to Live
  • Coaching Techniques and Tips
  • Coach’s Equipment
  • Preliminary Checks
  • Action Before, During and After Firing
  • Common Faults
  • Training Tips.
  • Use of the Rifle Sling
  • Coaching Procedures
  • Light Maching–Gun (LMG) Firing
  • Pistol Firing
  • C8 Carbine Firing

SECTION 4 SPECIALIZED TRAINING

  • Introduction
  • Marksmanship from Positions other than Prone
  • Sitting Position
  • Kneeling Position
  • Standing Position
  • Squatting Position
  • Rapid Firing and Snap Shooting
  • Rapid Firing
  • Training for Rapid Firing and Snap Shooting
  • Moving Targets
  • Methods of Engaging Crossing Targets
  • Other Points of Aim

CHAPTER 4 PERSONAL WEAPONS

SECTION 1 GENERAL

  • Aim
  • General
  • Layout

SECTION 2 C7/C7A1 RIFLE AND C8 CARBINE

  • Scope
  • Simulation and Technology
  • Aids to Training and Firing
  • Training and Firing Sequence
  • Safety
  • Conduct of Live Firing Practices
  • Weapon and Firing Preparation
  • Live Firing Practices and Tests

SECTION 3 M203A1 GRENADE LAUNCHER

  • Scope
  • Simulation and Technology
  • Training and Firing Sequence
  • Safety
  • Conduct of Live Firing Practices
  • Practices and Tests

SECTION 4 C9/C9A1 LIGHT MACHINE GUN (LMG)

  • Scope
  • Simulation and Technology
  • Aids to Training and Firing
  • Training and Firing Sequence
  • Safety
  • Conduct of Live Firing Practices
  • Weapon and Firing Preparation
  • Live Firing Practices and Tests

SECTION 5 9 mm PISTOL AND 9 mm SIG

  • SAUER P225
  • Scope
  • Pistol Users
  • Training and Firing Sequence
  • Safety
  • General Requirements

SECTION 6 PERSONAL DEFENSIVE WEAPON

CHAPTER 5 OTHER INDIVIDUAL WEAPONS

  • Aim
  • General
  • Layout

SECTION 1 MRSW 7.62 mm C3A1 SNIPER RIFLE

  • Scope
  • Training and Firing Sequence
  • Safety
  • Conduct of Practices
  • Live Firing Practices and Tests

SECTION 2 LRSW .50 CALIBER SNIPER RIFLE

  • Scope
  • Training and Firing Sequence
  • Safety
  • Conduct of Live Firing Practices
  • Practices and Tests
  • PWT 3—Field Firing—LRSW and MRSW Materiel
  • Neutralization at Unknown Distance

SECTION 3 C13 FRAGMENTATION HAND GRENADE

  • Scope
  • Training and Firing Sequence
  • Safety
  • Conduct of Live Firing Practices
  • B–GL–382–001/PT–001
  • viii
  • Range Practices

SECTION 4 C6 GENERAL PURPOSE MACHINE–GUN (GPMG)

  • Scope
  • Simulation and Technology
  • Aids to Training and Firing
  • Training and Firing Sequence
  • Safety
  • Conduct of Live Firing Practices
  • Practices and Tests

SECTION 5 NM 72 E5 SRAAW (L)

  • Scope
  • Simulation and Technology
  • Training and Firing Sequence
  • Safety
  • Conduct of Practices
  • Range Practices

SECTION 6 84 mm CARL GUSTAV SRAAW (M)

  • Scope
  • Simulation and Technology
  • Training and Firing Sequence
  • Safety
  • Conduct of Live Firing Practices
  • Range Practices

SECTION 7 ERYX SRAAW (H)

SECTION 8 60 mm MORTAR M19 CDN

  • Scope
  • Training and Firing Sequence
  • Safety
  • Conduct of Live Firing Practices
  • Range Practices