Musketry & Combat Practice Firing

Note how often that competition was suggested as a good approach to training.

US Army Training Film TF-24
Musketry & Combat Practice Firing

1935 US Army Training Film

The application and control of collective fire of rifle units (Rifle Squads & Rifle Sections) is called “Musketry.”

This film covers rifle firing skills.
– Reel 1 provides an introduction to methods of estimating range to target.
– Reel 2 shows how unit members communicated knowledge of the target in the field.
– Reel 3 instructs squad leaders on the construction and use of ranges for landscape target firing.
– Reel 4 details technical characteristics of rifle fire and its effects.
– Reel 5 demonstrates the application of rifle firing techniques in field exercises.
– Reel 6 features a schematic drawing of the effect of combat fire.

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Small Arms Firing School

The conduct of the Small Arms Firing School and National Matches as well as support by the U.S. Army are mandated by Federal Law. These events were create to train better marksmanship skills in service personnel as well as the civilian populace.

Read more of this legal requirement:
USCODE Title 36 Subtitle II Part B Chapter 407 Subchapter II Section 40725-40727
https://www.scribd.com/document/319156325/US-Code-for-Marksmanship-Events/