Trijicon Sights Increase Number of Expert Marksman Marines
More to the point, a recent US Marine recruit training company graduated having qualified using only Trijicon’s AN/PVQ-31 Rifle Combat Optics, as opposed to the “iron sights” traditionally used. The result?
“I can tell you Bravo Company had 30 percent more experts than all of the iron sight [shooters] last year,” said Chief Warrant Officer 3 Kenneth Kurre, officer in charge of the MTU.
Corns said Bravo Company also had a 55 percent expert rate, which is unheard of at recruit training.
Of course, the article even attributes some of the Marines’ success to growing up with “first person shooter” video games.
The recruits’ training was an experiment, and it is still debatable right now whether the RCOs will replace iron sight training in the Marines.