St. Augustine Battalion is in the process of developing a pistol marksmanship program for cadets interested in pistol marksmanship. This program will be run concurrently with our existing rifle marksmanship program.
Cadets received a full day of indoor precision pellet marksmanship instruction. Instructors provided cadets with classroom instruction on aspects of safety particular to the use of Olympic precision air rifles, instructed cadets on range rules and line commands. Cadets were then devided in to two person teams and were issued rifles, slings and spotting scopes. Cadets received individual and group refresher instruction on steady hold factors and steps to firing the shot and also received instruction on the techniques of air rifle marksmanship, which differ from the techniques that they have previously used in rimfire marksmanship training. Cadets then shot the course of fire for the afternoon quickly picking up the new techniques. Cadets look forward to returning to the air rifle range in the near future for more instruction.