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Dozens of Marines from various tenant commands aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany practiced and some even qualified for the Combat Pistol Program with the Beretta M9 service pistol, March 27. Pistol qualification is required annually to sustain the skills of pistol marksmanship. In order to ensure Marines are properly trained with the weapon, the Marine Corps utilizes the Combat Pistol Program. One of the hallmarks of the CPP is how the first two stages of qualification start with the weapon in the holster, requiring the Marine to present the weapon and engage the target in one motion -- this gives the training a more combat-oriented and tactical approach. Following classroom instruction and non-fire sessions, Marines participate in live-fire drills -- training blocks one through three. During these training blocks, range coaches have the opportunity to mentor and guide Marines, which result in a more qualified, skilled and effective Marine with the service pistol. The CPP is just one of the ways the Marine Corps has made training more realistic and combat-oriented to better prepare Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Re-Essa Buckels)
190327-M-PQ554-0019.JPG Photo By: Re-Essa Buckels

Apr 15, 2019
Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany - Dozens of Marines from various tenant commands aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany practiced and some even qualified for the Combat Pistol Program with the Beretta M9 service pistol, March 27. Pistol qualification is required annually to sustain the skills of pistol marksmanship. In order to ensure Marines are properly trained with the weapon, the Marine Corps utilizes the Combat Pistol Program. One of the hallmarks of the CPP is how the first two stages of qualification start with the weapon in the holster, requiring the Marine to present the weapon and engage the target in one motion -- this gives the training a more combat-oriented and tactical approach. Following classroom instruction and non-fire sessions, Marines participate in live-fire drills -- training blocks one through three. During these training blocks, range coaches have the opportunity to mentor and guide Marines, which result in a more qualified, skilled and effective Marine with the service pistol. The CPP is just one of the ways the Marine Corps has made training more realistic and combat-oriented to better prepare Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Re-Essa Buckels)


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