This time, it’s Army Small Arms competition with rack issue carbines and pistols that’s open to active duty, guard, reserve and cadets, to keep battlefield skills sharp. The Army Marksmanship Unit hosts the challenges on the ranges at Fort Benning. Plus, the big guns, Dirty Harry's Model 29. And, then the .500 S&W Magnum and the Lever Carbine chambering the .500 for even more power in the woods. Mark Redl has a Colt Pro Tip on shooting and moving and John’s explaining all you need to know to go gun racing in the Steel Challenge.
All Army Small Arms
As modern warfare becomes more high-tech on the battlefield, no asset is more critical to the Army’s mission than an individual soldier armed and trained with individual firearms, both carbines and pistols. Each year the Army proves that point on the shooting ranges at Fort Benning, Georgia, drawing top marksmen to the All Army Small Arms Championship. The competition draws Active Duty, Guard, Reserves, and ROTC - all shooting in seven days of competition.
It’s one of the longest running Practical Shooting Sports competition formats ever. We’ve been covering steel shooting competition for more than 25 years, all the way back to the early days of American Shooter on ESPN. Back then, Mike Dalton and Mike Fishman created the gun-racing format that has stood the test of time. John has a full explanation of what you need to know to get involved in this classic plinking sport.
Whether in competition or self-defense, you’ve got to move and shoot. Mark Redl demonstrated a simple drill that works on foot movement and accurate shooting, one. But first he'll show you how to make the target that will test your accuracy.