POTD: Heckler & Koch in U.S. Marine Corps Marksmanship Competition

Eric B
by Eric B

Photo Of The Day – Established in 2014 this is TFB’s way to show carefully selected photographs on a daily basis. As a bonus, you get a short story and hopefully, you’ll learn something new. Today we’re looking at a Kriegsgewehr. Or is it a Sportsgewehr?

It looks like a brand new rifle, straight out of the box from Heckler & Koch. The lower has the inscription: “Heckler & Koch Gmbh Made in Germany and Heckler & Koch Defense Inc. Ashburn VA.” You can also see it has a Magpul PMAG magazine with Taran Tactical Base Pads, as used by many competitors in IPSC and 3Gun.

What we’re looking at are U.S. Marines as they compete in the annual U.S. Marine Corps Marksmanship Competition at the Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. earlier this year. The competition consisted of various live-fire drills under time limits, and pistol marksmanship.

Relay race with a Magpul magazine?

Shooting off a barricade.

Shooting a handgun was part of the competition as well. What do you find most difficult to shoot accurately, handgun or rifle?

All pictures by U.S. Marine Corps, taken by Lance Cpl. Paige M. Verry.

Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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  • GhostOfUWOTM8 GhostOfUWOTM8 on Apr 29, 2021

    Lookit all them muskets still making Uncle Sam proud

  • BaconOnARock BaconOnARock on Apr 29, 2021

    this makes me think it's kinda a shame the m16a5 never became a thing. oh well, seems like the military's going on to bigger and better things soon with the NGSW