BASICS of Handgun, Rifle, Shotgun
The Army/Marines have the best basic books on each type firearm used.
Please refer to your Manufacturers’ Manual for your specific firearm.
VIDEO Courses and handouts are from: The USAR Marksmanship Program represents the forefront of small arms skill in the US Army Reserve and are the only formally proven and acknowledged experts on the proper use and training of small arms across the Army Reserve.
9mm Handgun Basics (9 mm, 40, 45, etc can be used for 3Gun) 4 Hours USPSA/Handgun
GRIP Handgun-> YouTube – Todd Jarrett grip
Preliminary Pistol Marksmanship Instruction (1 hr vid)
Basic instruction on entry-level marksmanship with the M9 service pistol taught by SSG John Arcularius. Handouts/slides
Semi Auto Rifle Basics – 4 hours
Marines Fundementals of Rifle Marksmanship (16 Min vid)
Basic instruction on entry-level marksmanship with the M16/M4-series service rifle taught by SFC Norman Anderson.VIDEO – Handouts/slides
US ARMY MARKSMANSHIP UNIT Basic shooting postitions with the rifle vid
Shotgun Basics – 2 hours
Types are Pump or Semi-Auto. Pumps are easier to clean maintain. Semi-Auto is faster.
Three Types of Ammo are Used: Shot 7 or 8, Buck OO, , and Rifled Slug (as shown) for 3 Gun Shot is used the most followed by Slugs.
Marines 12 gauge semi auto M1014 (Manual)
Eyes, Muzzle Target (3 min Video – Port of Arms)
Find a local Match and attend one just to watch.
Find a local Match Site and pass the Safety Class / Assessments
Objectives of the Intro
Sight in your firearms. To Zero, Pattern your Shotgun Shot.
You should be able to hit a 6-inch target
at 21 – 30 feet for Handgun
Shotgun at 15 Yards – Shot 6 Inch Plate (Pattern your Shotgun)
Buck Shot 25 – 35 yards 1/3 IPSC or Full IPSC or 3Gun Target
Slug out to 100 yards Full IPSC
Rifle out to 100 yards 6 Inch Circle
Understand the Basics of 3 Gun
Understand the USE, Safety, Care of each of your Firearms
Always check the Chamber 2x.
At this point, Safety, and hitting the target for all 3 firearms should be accomplished.