Drill Instructor Sgt Danielle C. Weldon, teaches recruits of Platoon 4017, Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, how to improve their shot groups using data books April 1, 2015, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits use data books to plot their shots and track progress.
Instructors use the Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer to help recruits understand marksmanship fundamentals, such as slow, steady breathing and trigger control.
Sgt Giovani Cubias, a primary marksmanship instructor, shows Rct. Ashe L. Rodriguez, Platoon 4016, Papa Company, 4th Recruits Training Battalion, a correct firing position.
Rct Tani L. Buckley, Platoon 4017, Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, prepares a loop sling during marksmanship training.
For one week, recruits learn and practice marksmanship fundamentals before firing the following week.