New Annual Rifle Qual: A Shooter’s Perspective

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Source: U.S. Marine Corps,
Source: U.S. Marine Corps,

October 21, 2021 | Originally published by Marines on October 15, 2021

U.S. Marines across Okinawa participated in the new Annual Rifle Qualification from October 4 to 8. This consisted of a three-day course of fire that tests Marines’ marksmanship skills in a dynamic shooting environment.

The intent of ARQ is to provide an enhanced combat-centric evaluation that uses a lethality based scoring system with more realistic standards. Shooters utilize artificial support to engage moving targets both while on foot and remaining stationary.


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