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Tech. Sgt. Jason Cangemi, an armorer for the 103rd Rescue Squadron, 106th Rescue Wing test fires an M4 carbine during a multi-day training course at the firing range. While the muzzle flash here seems impressive, under real-world tactical conditions it would likely be extremely muted through the use of a supressor. The live-fire training consisted of multiple events, including tactical movement, responding to incoming fire, retrieving and caring for wounded individuals and night-time shooting. (New York Air National Guard / Staff Sergeant Christopher S Muncy) Products Featured: Tactical Jacket, Tactical PantsTactical Vest, Tactical Gloves, Tactical Helmet


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Members of the 103rd Rescue Squadron, 106th Rescue Wing conduct a multi-day training course at the firing range. The live-fire training consisted of multiple events, including tactical movement, responding to incoming fire, retrieving and caring for wounded individuals and night-time shooting. (New York Air National Guard / Staff Sergeant Christopher S Muncy)


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U.S. Marine Corps MSgt. Matthew Diorio a correctional specialist guard with Headquarters and Support Battalion shoots the M32 Grenade launcher during the Non-Lethal weapons Instructor Course on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. Marines, Sailors, Airmen and Japanese security guards complete a week long Non-Lethal weapons Instructor Course, which covered Taser training, OC exposure and riot control team tactics. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl. Brooke Deiters)


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USS SOMERSET, At Sea (Jan. 13, 2017) – U.S. Marine Cpl. Ryan Thompson, a reconnaissance Marine with the Maritime Raid Force, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fires a failure-to-stop drill while moving toward the target with his M45A1 pistol on the flight deck of the USS Somerset (LPD 25) at sea, Jan. 13, 2017. Running firing ranges aboard ship or “deck shoots,” allow the Marines with the MRF to maintain proficiency with their weapon systems while at sea during their deployment. The 11th MEU is currently supporting U.S. 5th Fleet’s mission to promote and maintain stability and security in the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jakob Stark)


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U.S. Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), focus downrange during a Combat Marksmanship Program shoot, Feb. 14, 2017, at Arta Beach in Djibouti. Marines worked on engaging a target while moving and under physical stress. A MEU is a quick response force, which consists of Sailors and Marines on standby for immediate crisis response across the globe. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)


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Members of the 103rd Rescue Squadron, 106th Rescue Wing conduct a multi-day training course at the firing range. The live-fire training consisted of multiple events, including tactical movement, responding to incoming fire, retrieving and caring for wounded individuals and nighttime shooting. (New York Air National Guard / Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy)


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U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Daniel Kydd, rifleman team leader, shoots an M16A4 rifle during a combat marksmanship range on Camp Fuji, Fuji. The purpose of the combat marksmanship range was to enhance their proficiency in combat operations. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl. Juan Esqueda)


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Lance Cpl. Logan M. Perkins taps Lance Cpl. Nickolas A. Coup on the shoulder queuing him to fire a M240B medium machine gun during a deployment for training exercise at Fort Pickett, Va. The Marines maintained proficiency in marksmanship by shooting various automatic weapons during a live-fire range. Coup and Perkins are machine gunners with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Clemente C. Garcia)


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U.S. Soldiers assigned to 1-10th Special Forces Group maneuver through a shooting range during a weapons training exercise at the Panzer Range Complex, Boeblingen, Germany. (U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Jason Johnston)


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Marines and sailors with Company E, Battalion Landing Team 2/6, conduct close-quarter firing drills in the Gulf of Aden aboard the USS Oak Hill. The live-fire exercise provided an opportunity for the unit to practice marksmanship and increase the unit’s shooting proficiency. The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit is embarked on the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and is deployed to maintain regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. bobby J. Yarbrough)


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California National Guard Counterdrug Task Force members qualify on their 9 mm hand guns during the annual recertification training course. Each year, counterdrug members in each mission set are required to train and test their skills. (U.S. Army National Guard photo/California Counterdrug Task Force)


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Marines with Company B, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division conduct a live-fire shoot with flash-light during close quarters tactics course at Camp Pendleton, Calif. The CQT course teaches Marines, basic marksmanship fundamentals progressively until reach an advance level in which Marines can operate confidently in real-life operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Frank Cordoba)


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Cpl. Nathaniel Berecksantos, a squad leader with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, shoots his M4 rifle during raid-leaders course at Camp Pendleton, Calif. The three-week-long course is designed to provide amplified infantry training, with a focus on marksmanship and tactics under pressure to make the battalion more effective in future operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Frank Cordoba)


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Marines assigned to 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Maritime Raid Force (MRF), participate in a live fire weapons shoot held on the flight deck aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25). Somerset is preparing for its upcoming maiden deployment, conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise, with the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and 11th MEU. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amanda Chavez)


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Members of the 153rd security forces squadron practice close-quarters battle drills at F.E Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyo. The training helps keep Airmen proficient in room clearing techniques and building unit cohesion. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt.John Galvin)


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Deployable Specialized Forces U.S. Coastguardsmen fire .40-caliber personal defense weapons at targets during the Basic Tactical Operations Course aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C. BTOC is the baseline course for operators within the Deployable Specialized Forces community and covers the basic fundamentals of marksmanship, all the way up to shooting while moving and introductory close-quarters combat training inside of a shoot house. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Shawn Valosin)


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Corporal Nathaniel Asoau, Light Armored Vehicle crewman with Company D., 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, and student with the Urban Leaders Course provides covering fire from behind a barricade while Lance Cpl. Leonardo Perez, LAV crewman with Company D., 1st LAR, bounds to the next barricade during a combat marksmanship program range at Camp Pendleton. The ULC – run by 1st Marine Division Schools – is a three-week course to teach small-unit leaders the skills and abilities they need to conduct combat operations in an urban environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Garrett)


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U.S. Air Force Airmen from the New Jersey Air National Guard's 227th Air Support Operations Squadron shoot the M9 Beretta course of fire for qualification on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht/Released)


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U.S. and European security forces secure the outside of a hardened facility after neutralizing the opposing force during a combat training course on Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Battlefield Leaders Assaulter Course, Integrated Combat Essentials -- or BLAC ICE is designed to teach security forces members from multiple countries advanced tactics and shooting skills for use in the event of a base security breach. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane)


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Marines from force reconnaissance platoon, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, shoot rounds from .45-caliber pistols during close quarter tactics shooting at the Kaneohe Bay range training facility, May 13. Capt. Brian VanHoose, the platoon commander and a native of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, said their shooting drills are practice for enemy raids. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Suzanna Lapi)


tactical gear for shooting A Marine with Delta Company, 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, participates in a tactical live fire demonstration during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 exercise at the Kaneohe Bay Range aboard Marine Corps Base (MCB) Hawaii. RIMPAC is the world's largest international maritime exercise and is held every two years around Hawaii as the exercise provides a unique training opportunity that strengthens international maritime partnership, enhances interoperability and improves the readiness of participating forces for a wide range of potential operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Victor A. Mancilla)


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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nathan A. Hruska, a tactical air control party specialist with the 169th Air Support Operations Squadron, fires his M9 pistol during a weapons qualification at Operation Northern Strike in Alpena, Mich. Northern Strike was a three-week-long exercise led by the National Guard that demonstrated the combined power of joint and multinational air and ground forces. TACPs with the Air National Guards 169th ASOS from Peoria, Ill., and more than 5,000 other armed forces members from 12 states and two coalition nations participated in the combat training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer)


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U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jordan O. Kennedy, right, a machine gunner and native of Delran, N.J., and Lance Cpl. Jeremiah G. Cremeens, a machine gunner and native of St. Louis, both with Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire their M240B medium machine gun during bilateral machine gun live-fire training with Saudi Marines as part of exercise Red Reef 15 in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Red Reef is part of a routine theater security cooperation engagement plan between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and Royal Saudi Naval Forces that serves as an excellent opportunity to strengthen tactical proficiency in critical mission areas and support long-term regional security. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Rome M. Lazarus)