Shooting

Training & Supervision

Before cadets can start weapon training and eventually shooting cadets must complete a full course of training provided by a qualified instructor. Weapons handling focuses upon the safe use of weapons and all training and range practices follow the safe systems of training.

 

Progressive Trainingmarksman

Cadets have the opportunity to improve their shooting ability through coaching and ongoing training. Cadets can achieve recognition for their shooting ability through shooting and marksmanship badges. The levels of ability are indicated by a  badge on the brassard.

 

Weapons

Air Rifle

Cadets start with either the Air Rifle or L144A1 Rifle, Air Rifles are up to .177 inch and are fired at ranges up to 10 metres.

L144A1 Cadet Small Bore Target Rifle

Cadets start with either the Air Rifle or L144A1 Rifle. The L144A1 is a .22 inch rifle that can be fired at ranges upto 25 metres.

L98A2L98-A2 Cadet GP Rifle

The L98-A2 is a semi-automatic self loading rifle based upon the SA80 as used by the British armed services. The L98-A2 fires 5.56mm ammunition at ranges in excess of 300 metres. To fire the L98-A2 cadets must be over the age of 14.

LSWL86-A2 Light Support Weapon (LSW)

The LSW is similar to the L98A2, however it has a longer barrel and a bipod. It has the ability to change between repetition and automatic fire.

L81A2L81-A2 Cadet Target Rifle

The L81 is a full bore 7.62mm target rifle. Cadets must be physically capable of firing the rifle and have achieved a marksmanship to be able to fire the L81.

Ranges

Indoor .22 Range

Indoor ranges are used for .22 firing and are generally 25 metres in length.

Outdoor Barrack Range

Barrack ranges are normally on military bases and are short range outdoor ranges.

Gallery Range

Gallery ranges enable to cadets to fire at ranges between 100-300 metres. Cadets must previously have fired at short range to fire at the longer range.

Dismounted Close Combat Trainer (DCCT)

The DCCT is a computer simulated range which consists of rifles firing at a projected target. The DCCT is a good tool for improving marksmanship skills.