Chapter 1. Introduction to Rifle MarksmanshipRole of the Marine RiflemanConditions Affecting Marksmanship in CombatCombat MindsetPhysical PreparationMental PreparationChapter 2. Introduction to the M15A2 Service RifleDescriptionOperational ControlsSelector LeverMagazine Release ButtonCharging HandleBolt CatchCycle of OperationFiringUnlockingExtractingEjectingCockingFeedingChamberingLockingAmmunitionM193 BallM855 BallM196 and M856 TracerM199 DummyM200 BlankPreventive MaintenanceMain Group DisassemblyMagazine DisassemblyCleaningInspectionLubricationReassemblyFunction CheckUser Serviceability InspectionField MaintenanceCleaning the Rifle in Various ConditionsHot, Wet TropicalHot, Dry DesertArctic or Low TemperatureHeavy Rain and FordingChapter 3. Weapons HandlingSafety RulesWeapons ConditionDetermining a Weapon''s Condition (Chamber Check)Weapons CommandsLoading the RifleMaking the Rifle ReadyFireCease-FireUnloading the RifleUnloading and Showing the Rifle ClearFilling, Stowing, and Withdrawing MagazinesFilling in Magazine with Loose RoundsFilling the Magazine Using a 10-round Stripper Clip and Magazine FillerStowing MagazinesWithdrawing MagazinesReloading the RiflePrinciples of ReloadingCondition 1 ReloadDry ReloadRemedial ActionObserve for IndicatorsAudible Pop or Reduced RecoilWeapons CarriesTactical CarryAlert CarryReady CarryWeapons TransportsStrong Side Sling Arms Transport (Muzzle Up)Weak Side sling Arms Transport (Muzzle Down)Cross Body Sling Arms TransportTransferring the RifleShow Clear TransferCondition Unknown TransferClearing Barrel ProceduresPurpose of a Clearing BarrelProcedures for "Load"Procedures for "Make Ready"Procedures for "Unload"Procedures for "Unload and Show Clear"Chapter 4. Fundamentals of MarksmanshipAimingSight AlignmentSight PictureImportance of Correct sight AlignmentFactors Affecting Sight Alignment and Sight PictureAcquiring and Maintaining Sight Alignment and Sight PictureSize and Distance to the TargetBreath ControlBreath Control During Long-range or Precision Fire (Slow Fire)Breath Control During All Other Combat SituationsTrigger ControlGripTrigger Finger PlacementTypes of Trigger ControlResetting the TriggerFollow-Through/RecoveryFollow-ThroughRecoveryChapter 5. Rifle Firing PositionSelecting a Firing PositionStabilityMobilityObservation of the EnemyTypes and Uses of the Rifle Web SlingHasty SlingLoop SlingFactors Common to All Shooting PositionsLeft HandRifle Butt in the Pocket of the ShoulderGrip of the Right HandRight ElbowStock WeldBreathingMuscular Tension/RelaxationElements of a Good Shooting PositionBone SupportMuscular RelaxationNatural Point of ArmProne PositionApplicationAssuming the Prone PositionStraight Leg Prone Position with the Hasty SlingStraight Leg Prone Position with the Loop SlingCocked Leg Prone Position with the Hasty SlingCocked Leg Prone Position with the Loop SlingSitting PositionCrossed Ankle Sitting Position with the Hasty SlingCrossed Ankle Sitting Position with the Loop SlingCrossed Leg Sitting Position with the Hasty SlingCrossed Leg Sitting Position with the Loop SlingOpen Leg sitting Position with the Hasty SlingOpen Leg sitting Position with the Loop SlingKneeling PositionDescriptionAssuming the Kneeling PositionHigh Kneeling Position with the Hasty SlingHigh Kneeling Position with the Loop SlingMedium Kneeling PositionLow Kneeling PositionStanding PositionDescriptionStanding Position with the Hasty SlingStanding Position with the Parade SlingChapter 6. Use of Cover and ConcealmentCover and ConcealmentTypes of CoverCommon cover MaterialsFiring From Specific Types of CoverSupported Firing PositionsConsiderations Using Cover and ConcealmentSeven FactorsTypes of Supported PositionsSearching for and Engaging Targets From Behind CoverPie TechniqueRollout TechniqueCombining TechniquesMoving Out From Behind CoverChapter 7. Rifle PresentationPresentation of the RiflePresenting the Rifle From the Tactical CarryPresenting the Rifle From the Alert Carry and From the Ready CarryPresenting the Rifle From the Strong Side Sling Arms TransportPresenting the Rifle From the Weak Side Sling Arms TransportSearch and AssessPurposeTechniqueSearching and Assessing to a Higher ProfileChapter 8. Effects of WeatherPhysical Effects of Wind on the BulletPhysical EffectsDetermining Windage Adjustments to Offset Wind EffectsPhysical Effects of Temperature and Precipitation on the bullet and the RifleTemperaturePrecipitationPhysical and Psychological Effects of Weather on MarinesWindTemperaturePrecipitationLightChapter 9. ZeroingElements of ZeroingLine of SightAiming PointCenterline of BoreTrajectoryRangeTypes of ZerosBattlesight Zero (BZO)ZeroTrue ZeroM16A2 Sighting SystemFront SightRear SightWindage and Elevation RulesFront Sight Elevation RuleRear Sight Elevation RuleWindage RuleInitial Sight SettingsFront Sight PostRear Sight Elevation KnobWindage KnobZeroing ProcessBattlesight ZeroFactors Causing a BZO to be ReconfirmedMaintenanceTemperatureClimateAmmunitionGround ElevationUniformFactors Affecting the Accuracy of a BZOChapter 10. Engagement TechniquesTarget DetectionTarget IndicatorsIdentifying Target LocationMaintaining ObservationRemembering Target LocationRange estimationRange Estimation MethodsFactors Affecting Range EstimationOffset AimingPoint of Aim TechniqueKnown Strike of the RoundTechniques of FireTwo-Shot TechniqueSingle Shot TechniqueSustained Rate of FireThree-Round Burst TechniqueEngaging Immediate Threat TargetsEngaging Multiple TargetsPrioritizing TargetsTechnique of EngagementFiring PositionEngaging Moving TargetsTypes of Moving TargetsLeadsEngagement MethodsMarksmanship FundamentalsEngaging Targets at Unknown DistancesHasty Sight SettingPoint of Aim TechniqueEngaging Targets During Low Light and DarknessNight VisionSearching MethodsTypes of IlluminationEffects of IlluminationEngaging Targets while Wearing the Field Protective MaskMarksmanship FundamentalsFiring PositionAppendicesData BookData BookRecording Data Before FiringRecording Data During FiringRecording Data After FiringGlossaryUSMC Staff is the author of 'Rifle Marksmanship' with ISBN 9781581603163 and ISBN 1581603169.