12:15 AM to 8:00 PM
LOCATION: MALONE 11, 12, 14, 17, 18
Welcome to the Malone Range complex. You will conduct an M4 rifle zero followed by a M249 Table I zero on Malone 11. You will then move to Malone 12 to conduct the M249 Table II qualification followed by a 300 meter M4 qualification on Malone 14. Once complete, you will move to Malone 17 where you will conduct a non-standard maneuver M4 engagement lane. Lastly, you will move to Malone 18 where you will engage both stationary and moving targets with an M4.
On each of the ranges you will have 2 minutes to get into the proper range uniform while in the specified holding area. While on a range, if there are more competitors that lanes available, competitors will take a all commands from the holding area NCOIC.
On Malone 11, M4 zero, you are authorized a sand bag for stabilization while zeroing. However, if you want continue to use the sandbag for stabilization throughout the Malone range complex you will have to carry it. Again, it is on the competitor team whether or not you choose to carry it for added accuracy.
Once complete with M249 Table I zero competitor teams will secure their M249 and move to Malone 12 with all equipment, to include assigned and zeroed M4. Once complete with M249 table II qualification Competitors will secure their M249 and place it in a cadre directed holding area.
There will not be multiplications regarding target value throughout the Malone range complex. The ranges will be scored by number of targets successfully engaged.
If a malfunction occurs, apply immediate action (POPPS) or (SPORTS) and continue firing. Grounds for an alibi fire include a broken extractor; a broken firing pin, a malfunctioning magazine, defective belt or multiple bolt overrides (more than 2). The safety on your firing point will determine if an alibi fire will be allowed.
- M4 zero -
Competitor teams will be escorted to Malone 11 zero range by a Malone zero runner. Competitors will be issued their assigned M4’s from the weapons holding area. Cadre will escort Competitors to the M4 zero holding area. Teams will have two minutes to conform to range uniform standards. Teams are authorized a sand bag for prone supported stabilization while zeroing. However, if competitors want to use a sandbag for stabilization and added accuracy at other ranges, they must carry it to each range with them. Sandbags will not be provided to competitors on any other range.
The lane cadre will confirm all zeros on stop watches, and tell the competitors “3, 2, 1, Begin”, and start the stopwatch. In the holding area, competitors will read the TSC board, stow their rubber duck under the flap of their ruck sack, and get in the correct uniform (OCP/ACUs, ACH, ear and eye pro, and battle sight zeroed M4).
At the end of the two minutes, Teams will be told to “Stop, follow me”, and will be escorted to the Malone 11 M4 zero start line (rucksacks will be left in the holding area). Graders will escort teams to the zero platforms; identify the sandbags, bino’s, nail, and nine round magazine to the competitors and brief them that they have 2 ½ minutes per competitor (5 min total per team) to zero. Grader will confirm zeros on clocks, and count down “3, 2, 1, Begin”. Only one competitor will zero at a time. Competitors can talk to each other. If there is a malfunction, SPORTS will be conducted twice. At the end of the teams zero time, and if the malfunction could not be corrected by SPORTS, an armorer will inspect weapon. Only if the armorer determines the weapon has a broken extractor or firing pin, a malfunctioning magazine, or multiple bolt overrides, will the competitor with the authorized malfunction be given another 2 ½ minutes to zero.
If competitors continue to shoot over their allotted time, they will be assessed a 1 minute penalty that will be added to their Malone 17 time. Competitors will show the grader their weapon is clear and on safe, and then will be escorted to rod their weapons off of the range. Competitors will carry expended magazines back to the holding area, where they will be picked up and refilled by the ammo shack detail. Competitors will immediately secure their rucksacks and will be escorted to the M249 zero holding area by the AI.
- M249 ZERO -
Competitor teams will be received from M4 Zero AI by M249 Zero AI. Competitors will be issued their assigned M249’s from the weapons holding area. The M249 WILL NOT be battle sight zeroed. The AI will escort Competitors to the M249 zero holding area and brief the teams. Teams will have 2 minutes to conduct all necessary preparation and to get into proper range uniform while in the holding area.
At the end of the 2 minutes, Teams will be told to “Stop, follow me”, and will be escorted to the Malone 11 M249 zero start line (rucksacks will be left in the holding area). Each competitor will be given 24 linked rounds, which they will inspect prior to being positioned on their firing platform. Graders will escort teams to the zero platforms, identify the targets (7A through 8A for the first firer, and 7B through 8B for the second firer), and brief them that they have 3 minutes per competitor (6 min total per team) to zero. Grader will confirm zeros on clock, and count down “3, 2, 1, Begin”. Only one competitor will zero at a time. The first Competitor fires three single rounds loaded individually at the center base of the aiming points on the basic machine gun marksmanship target. He fires the three rounds without making any adjustments to the sights. He will then engage his targets (7A through 8A).
Once complete and competitors switch out, the second Competitor will engage his targets (7B through 8B). Competitors can talk to each other. If there is a malfunction, POPPS will be conducted twice. At the end of the teams zero time, and if the malfunction could not be corrected by POPPS, an armorer will inspect the weapon. Only if the armorer determines the weapon has a broken extractor or firing pin, a malfunctioning round/link, or multiple bolt overrides, will the competitor with the authorized malfunction be given another 3 minutes to zero.
If competitors continue to shoot over their allotted time, they will be assessed a 1 minute penalty that will be added to their Malone 17 time. Competitors will show the grader that their weapon is clear and on safe, and then will be escorted to rod their weapons off of the range. Competitors will immediately secure their rucksacks, and will be escorted to the transition point on Malone 11 with all their equipment prior to conducting their foot movement to Malone 12.
- m249 table ii -
Welcome to Malone 12 Range Complex which is the M249 SAW Table II Qualification/Day Transition Fire. While at this station you are required to remain in the proper range uniform. You will maintain situational awareness at all times. Teams will not speak or communicate with other teams while in the holding area or throughout this event. Rucksacks will remain in the holding area.
Upon your arrival to this Station you will be given 2 minutes to get into the proper range uniform consisting of BRC uniform with eye protection, ear protection and gloves (optional).
You will be escorted by cadre to the ASP where you will receive 154 rounds of 5.56 link per competitor. Competitors may NOT share their ammo. Following receipt of your ammo you will then be led to the team’s designated firing lane. Once the Team is at their lane, they will take all instructions from the tower and safeties and execute Table II. Competitors will engage targets only in their designated firing lane. After the first Competitor has completed Table II, the Competitors will then switch and the next competitor will complete Table II. There are 11 targets which will constitute your overall score for this range. There will be a total of 11 hits available on this range. Total hits will then be rated 1-50. In the event of a malfunction, apply immediate action. The lane sequence will not stop. If the weapon cannot complete the event it will be grounds for an alibi fire. An alibi fire will be allowed if: broken extractor; broken firing pin; defective belt; broken sere; run away gun; or multiple bolt overrides (more than 2). The safety at your firing point will determine if an alibi fire will be allowed. Pointing the weapon at anyone, not locking and clearing, firing outside your lane, or any other unsafe act will constitute a safety violation. Any safety violation will result in the deduction of 5 target hits. Safety violations will be determined by the Grader/Safety at your lane.
- M4 QUAL -
Competitors will be escorted by cadre to the holding area where they will have 2 minutes to get in to the proper uniform. The uniform for Malone 14 is BRC uniform, eye pro, ear pro, and M4. Rucksacks will remain in the holding area. Range cadre will then escort competitors to their designated firing point and competitors will engage various targets on the lane out to 300 meters. Each target hit will count as one point (40 points per competitor; 80 points team total). Taking all orders form the tower each competitor will engage 40 targets. Competitors will not have a break in sequence for transition to alternate firing positions. The competitor will select their preferred firing position and engage targets as they present themselves. Competitors can talk to each other, but cannot physically assist each other while firing. Competitors will not talk to other teams. The only authorized item to be utilized in prone supported is a sandbag if it was brought by the team from Malone 11. Weapons malfunctions (such as misfires, double feeds, etc.) will require the competitor to clear their weapon using immediate/remedial action. Time or targets will not stop while you perform weapons malfunction procedures. Once all targets are hit or all target exposures are complete, the competitor that was just firing will place his weapon on safe and lock his bolt to the rear; cadre will then clear the weapon. When both competitors are complete with firing, both will be moved to the tower, cleared off the range, and escorted back to the holding area.
- Maneuver Range -
Maintain your situational awareness at all times. Do not talk to fellow competitors. You will be escorted from the specified Holding Area to the start line by cadre. Rucksacks will remain in the holding area. Competitors are required to remain in the range uniform while conducting this event. The range uniform is BRC uniform, eye-pro, ear-pro, IOTV with plates, ACH, and assigned M4.
You will be escorted from Holding Area to an open lane. Once at your respective lane, you will drop all non-mission essential equipment. Competitors may NOT share ammunition. Once at the lane, one Competitor will maneuver while the other waits at the ready line. Competitors will not speak to each other once at the ready line. There will be four stationary targets exposed with alternating colors for target discrimination. Time will start when the cadre confirms zeros on the clock and counts down “3,2,1 GO”. Cadre will place one magazine at each firing position with 10 rounds loaded, totaling 4 magazines and 40 rounds per Competitor. First colored target (White) will be engaged with 10 rounds from the prone. Competitor will drop the magazine, place weapon on Safe, and high crawl to next position. Second colored target (Red) will be engaged with 10 rounds from the kneeling position. Magazine will then be dropped, weapon on Safe, and the Competitor will 3-5 second rush to next position. Third colored target (Blue) will be engaged with 10 rounds from the standing position at that barrier. The magazine will be changed, weapon on Safe, and then Competitor will walk straight towards the target (Yellow) with weapon at the low ready, ready to use reflexive fire. The competitor will walk straight towards the target. The competitor will engage on the command from the cadre, “ready up,” firing their last magazine of 10 rounds in controlled pairs.
CONTROLLED PAIRS CONSTITUTE THE FIRER EXPENDING TWO ROUNDS WITHIN THREE SECONDS. Firer will go to a knee to clear any malfunctions. Time will stop once last round is fired.
Each target will have a 6x6 Inch piece of construction paper center mass on the silhouette. For a round to count, the round must be inside of the colored construction paper. There will be 40 available hits per competitor and a total of 80 hits per team for this range. Time will also be taken into account for this range. Time will be collective by team. For example, Team X has two competitors, competitor A and competitor B. Competitor A has a time of 1:00, Competitor B has a time of 1:30, then Team X’s total time for the event is 2:30.
A safety violation will result in a 5 hit penalty. Not placing the weapon on SAFE after firing, pointing the weapon at anyone, not locking and clearing, firing outside your lane, or any other unsafe act will constitute a safety violation. Competitors must shoot their own targets. All safety violations will be determined by the Grader, who will in turn IMMEDIATELY notify the competitor of the infraction. Failure to fire controlled pairs will also result in a 5 min penalty.
Weapons malfunctions (such as misfires, double feeds, etc.) will require the competitor to clear their weapon. Time will not stop while you perform weapons malfunction procedures. If the weapon cannot finish the event the competitor will be asked to lock, clear and place their weapon on safe. At that time the Range PI and Armorer will determine if it was a total weapons malfunction or operator error. If it was a total weapons malfunction, on site TACOM personnel will attempt to reconstitute the weapon system. If the weapons system cannot be fixed on sitethe competitors will be driven back to Malone 11, where they will zero a new weapon (M4) and start the process over again.
- moving targets -
Once you arrive at Malone 18, you will maintain situational awareness at all times. Do not talk to fellow competitors. Competitors will be escorted by cadre to the Holding Area, where the Competitors will have 2 minutes to get into the proper range uniform. The Competitor uniform will consist of BRC uniform, Eye-pro, Ear-pro, ACH, and M4. Cadre will escort each team to their lane; they will identify their lane to ensure they fire at the correct targets. At each lane there will be two magazines, one with 10 rounds and one with 15 rounds, for each competitor for a total of 25 rounds and a team total of 50 rounds (total of four magazines). The first firer will load one magazine and engage 25 targets, conducting a magazine change when needed. Once all targets have been dropped or the firer is out of ammunition the competitors will switch out. The second competitor in the team will begin, taking commands from the tower. The next firer will step up load one magazine and engage 25 targets, conducting a magazine change when needed. If a sandbag is brought from Malone 11, it may be used. Targets range from 50m to 250m. Cadre will clear competitor’s weapon system and escort them off the range. The scoring guidance is when one target is dropped it is worth one point. The total of both firers in the team is added together for the final score. Once both competitors are complete with firing, both will be cleared off the range and escorted to the cadre of next event.