New Combat Shooting Team member, 1LT Brotherston has a top five finish in New Mexico

1LT Brotherston, Assistant S2 for 440th CA Bn in Ft, Carson is the newest member of USARCMP Combat Shooting Team. Last weekend he had a top finish in New Mexico at the challenging 2017 He-Man 3-Gun Nationals finishing 3rd in Irons Division and 5th Overall out of 120 competitors; also taking home high military honors.

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The He-Man 3-Gun Nationals which is located on the vast 30,000 acre lot of the NRA Whittington Center in northern New Mexico started as an idea 6-years ago to provide a national level match in open terrain that focused on the utilization of a .308 rifle, .45 pistol, and the 12 gauge pump shotgun.

Seven stages were shot over course of two days with each stage involving a combination of rifle, pistol and/or shotgun while traversing over 200 yards throughout the northern New Mexico mountain side. Shooters placed in ranking based on a time trail point system; the shooter who finished the fastest with the least amount of penalties was awarded maximum points for the stage and other shooters earned a percentage of the stage winner’s score dependent on how close they were to the winner. Two Divisions were offered, He-Man Optics, which allowed shooters to place a scope of their choosing on their rifles, and He-Man Irons; where rifles were allowed to have either iron sights or 1x red dots with no magnification. Rifle targets were engaged from point blank and out to 650 yards, shotgun slug shots rang out to 100 yards and pistol shots ranged 25-70 yards.

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Pictures from the event can be found at https://rm3gun.smugmug.com/

 

 

 

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2017 Gadsden Shotgun Championship

Match Director and former MOARNG Marksmanship team coordinator Chad Francis hosted an outstanding 12 stage action shotgun match in Iberia, MO on May 6th. The 12 courses of fire tested competitors’ skills moving, shooting and pushing the limits of accuracy and speed with birdshot, buckshot, and slugs.

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Major Luke Gosnell (AGR), Operations Officer for 2100 MI Group, of the Military Intelligence Readiness Command placed 7th in this Championship. He began competing for the US Army Reserve Marksmanship Training and Competitive Program (USAR-CMP) in December 2015 as the first team first action/practical shooting competitor.

The USAR-CMP represents the forefront of small arms skill in the Reserves and are the only formally proven and acknowledged experts on the proper use and training of small arms across the force. These shooter-instructors are some of the world’s best trained small arms marksmen, conducting small arms training, hosting marksmanship events and competing at major venues throughout the United States and abroad. Army Regulation 140–1, Chapter 7 directs small arms programs and competition within the US Army Reserve.

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Current TPU and AGR Soldiers interested in joining the U.S. Army Reserve Combat Marksmanship Program are encouraged to find out more online at https://www.facebook.com/USARCMP This is an additional duty and your current command must approve of participation.

Photo Credit: Pathum Karunaratne Photography

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