Postal Match Questions

Hi there, I’m a Reservist and I just recently discovered the USARCMP via Facebook. I really enjoy shooting on my own and I am a range/shooting SME at my unit. I would be really happy to get involved with your Program. I’m looking at the Course of Fire Book on your website and the video about how to get started but I’m not understanding the Postal Match section.

In the video and the “Retention via Readiness” document it states that the Postal Match can be conducted during a regular qualification with my unit. On the “Postal Match” document it lists a series of different courses of fire named after people (e.g. Margaret Thompson Murdock) with instructions on how to complete them. My unit is qualifying soon on the “new” course of fire. Do I send the results of my qual, do I shoot the courses named after people, which ones, etc etc are my questions. There is no range given for the Postal Matches named after people, and how are the results authenticated? If you have a more preferred communication method I will be happy to use it, but I sent the message on FB because this is how I found you guys. Thank you for your time and I hope this is the start of something really great.
– A Motivated Army Reserve Soldier

Thanks for setting this up for your unit!

In the “Retention via readiness” document it states that the Postal Match can be conducted during a regular qualification with my unit. On the “Postal Match” document it lists a series of different courses of fire named after people (e.g. Margaret Thompson Murdock) with instructions on how to complete them. My unit is qualifying soon on the “new” course of fire.

Use whatever ones you like. There are a number of Postal Match courses to accommodate what ranges and targets you are already using during your unit qualification. The current qualification (Table VI) is one of the courses, just submit the first attempt results.

There is no range given for the Postal Matches named after people

The rifle courses (Murdock, Sutton, Mott) are conducted at 25 meters. Bivins is at 10 meters, same as the 3-20.40 pistol Validation exercise.

how are the results authenticated?

Submit the results to the USAR Marksmanship Public Affairs. We tally the results.

Thank you for that clarification, I appreciate it. Can you tell me if I’m correctly understanding the difference between the Reserve Competitive Marksmanship Program vs Team? That the Program is anyone who is participating, I.e. holding postal matches, sending in rifle qual results, participating in something like an Army EIC match, and the Team is invite-only once you have essentially qualified yourself? I enjoy shooting, I consistently score expert at both my Reserve qual and my work qualifications (I’m a security guard at a nuclear power plant, we have 6 courses of fire for overall qualification) but I am far from open competition level. However I am interested in the Army EIC events. More on that later…

For now, how can I best prepare to bring USARCMP and my unit together for mutual benefit in regards to our upcoming qual? I will be the Table II EST2000 range NCO which will put me in a position to gather information throughout the event. I don’t know if just my CO or if I am running it for my whole BN. But that is a lot of Soldiers if you want to give me specific questions to ask them in the AAR which I will return to you. During zero and qualification I will be coaching as normal and I can also use that time to gather questions specifically from the Soldiers who are having the most problems. If you can send that in a word or pdf to me I will have it back before June (our AT dates are May 4 – 24)

That the Program is anyone who is participating, I.e. holding postal matches, sending in rifle qual results, participating in something like an Army EIC match, and the Team is invite-only once you have essentially qualified yourself?

Yes. Everyone in the Army Reserve can participate in events, host Postal Match, etc. Rostered Team members conduct Mobile Training Team classes for other Soldiers and attend competitions representing the Army Reserve.

I will be the Table II EST2000 range NCO which will put me in a position to gather information throughout the event.

There is no requirement for your entire unit to participate, though they certainly can if they want. A unit-level event can include only those Soldiers interested to try.

I enjoy shooting…

What competition shooting do you currently compete in and what Classifications and Leg points have you earned?

Areas of focus:
CMP/NRA High Power
CMP/NRA Precision Pistol
USPSA
IDPA
PRS/NRL

If you can send that in a word or pdf

https://www.usar.army.mil/Commands/Functional/ARMU/Resources/



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