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Making a Rifleman

When examining historical examples of great shooters, an early WW1 account is recorded in HW McBride’s A Rifleman Went to War. Although more a soldiers diary that a technical manual on marksmanship, you will find the emphasis on the traits of a true rifleman when called to save his life, and those of his comrades, with his rifle. Critical to this point is how soldiers were trained. McBride states “I have said that the musketry instruction was, in the main, similar to that of the United States Army and this is true…The weakness of both, in my opinion, lies in the lack of sufficient practice after the above instruction has been assimilated…The time for instruction firing is usually limited—as is the ammunition allowance—and the record firing is crammed into a few hectic days.  Everything must be done just so and so.”

But there is a solution

McBride, however, goes on to provide a remedy to regimentation spoiling shooting training. “My idea of training a rifleman would be to put him through the full instructional course and then give him a lot of ammunition and let him go out on the range, at odd times, and work out his own salvation.” At Texas Pistol and Rifle Academy, you will discover a training program that challenges you to become more than a safe and proficient shooter.  Whether you are running a combat shotgun, M4 carbine, pistol, or bolt action rifle, TPA has the training you need. At TPA you will learn what it takes to operate your firearm and “work out your own salvation…” when the time comes.

Call Josh Duhon today (214) 663-3910, to find the right course for your needs and learn to shoot like a rifleman and work out your own salvation.