POTD: Marine Corps Marksmanship Championship

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 have some “running and gunning” with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Marine Corps Marksmanship Championship. Personally, I find shooting on the move with a handgun one of the most fun things you can do. With a rifle, it’s so much more difficult, as your shoulder moves.

Above you see Staff Sgt. Robert Germanelo, advanced marksmanship training program instructor, Weapons Training Battalion, from Thousand Oaks, California, as he fires his rifle during the Marine Corps Marksmanship Championship, at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, in April 2022. The rifle looks like an M27 upper, short barrel, combined with an M4 lower. If you know more please let us know in the comments.

Below: U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. John Glomba, a member of the Marine Corps Action Shooting Team, from Newnan, Georgia, fires his pistol at several targets.

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Payton Garcia, bulk fuel specialist, Security Battalion, from Lawrence, Kansas, transitions from his rifle to his pistol.

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Robert Germanelo, advanced marksmanship training program instructor, Weapons Training Battalion, from Thousand Oaks, California, moves through his close quarter’s rifle stage.

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. John Glomba, a member of the Marine Corps Action Shooting Team, from Newnan, Georgia, aims at his target.

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Travis Crago, advanced marksmanship training program instructor, Weapons Training Battalion, from Tullahoma, Tennessee, prepares for his stage at the Marine Corps Marksmanship Championship.

The Marine Corps Marksmanship Championship, held April 6-11, allowed competitors to participate in a variety of matches while receiving advanced marksmanship training within the action shooting rifle and pistol disciplines.

We also welcome comments in the intended section below.


Photo source: U.S. Marine Corps, 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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