POTD: Marine Corps Marksmanship Championship Practice

Eric B
by Eric B

The hungriest beast of them all on this blog is our Photo Of The Day. It consumes hundreds of images every month, and it has been doing so for over 8 years with no intention of stopping. Here we have U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. John Glomba in a shooting position you don’t see too often. He’s a member of the Marine Corps Action Shooting Team from Newnan, Georgia. He’s preparing to fire during range training practice for the Marine Corps Marksmanship Competitions Championship, at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia., April 5, 2022.

The Marine Corps Championship held, April 6-14, allows competitors to participate in a variety of matches while receiving advanced marksmanship training within the action shooting rifle and pistol disciplines. Shooters from around the Marine Corps were selected for the championship during five regional matches, coordinated by the Marine Corps Shooting Team, October 2021 through March 2022. The award ceremony will be held April 15.

Photo source: U.S. Marine Corps, photo by Cpl. Sean Potter.

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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  • Daveinwyo Daveinwyo on Apr 16, 2022

    Just got an 'entry' level AR15.
    Flattop like the one pictured.
    All it's gonna get is a red dot and maybe some back-up iron sights.
    Should I put a riser on the red dot?

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    • Int19h Int19h on Apr 16, 2022

      @daveinwyo Which red dot is it?

      Most red dots these days - or, for that matter, 8 years ago - come with AR-height mounts out of the box.

  • Dewey Dewey on Apr 16, 2022

    Some of the comments here really illustrate the difference between "the cool gun guys" and real shooters. XTC matches aren't hard to find, maybe shoot a couple and find out how good a shooter you really are. Or not.

    Unless you think actual marksmanship and precision are just "FUDD" stuff.