Change 1, 30 June 1995
Combat Ranges. Forward moving (run and shoot) courses can be
constructed with the above criteria. On a Type "PB" or "FB" range, any
location where a weapon is discharged shall have a ballistic canopy and the
required geometry of baffles. See Figure 2.2-11. It is possible that lateral
personnel movement with targets at varying distances on adjoining firing lanes
will provide a cost effective alternative. However, the training procedure
may encourage a two lane multi-canopied range alongside a conventional multi-
lane single FL , multi-target line range. Required firing position barricades
will be provided by the user.
Shooting Houses. Without overhead containment the SDZ is 360
degrees at the maximum range of the weapon being used. If DF and RC are
contained by a ballistic canopy the SDZ would be 50 meters at 360 degrees.
One method is to provide a ballistic canopy 3 meters above the "house" and
construct an earth berm 0.5 meter higher than the canopy around the "house."
Another method is to extend the roof below the top of the side walls. The
roof end should be 1 meter below and 1 meter away from the side wall to allow
for air movement. Houses are made of ballistic material. Enclosed rooms are
considered as indoor ranges, refer to par. 2.1.
Skeet and Trap Ranges. Refer to MIL-HDBK-1037/3, Outdoor Snorts and
Recreational Facilities. SDZ distance is 275 meters.
Existing Type "FB" Ranges With Ground Baffles. These ranges can
continue to operate as is but the ground baffles should be removed as they
require maintenance. Ground baffles are a major contributor of RC. Provide a
concrete range floor. Note that Type "FB" ranges require overhead ricochet
containment because of the RC caused by the surfaces of the column sides
regardless of the presence of ground baffles.
Machine Gun Ranges. The standard
distance between the FL and the
target is 25 meters. The range is Type "0"
with the SDZ shaped as
Figure 2.2-1, 2.2-2, or 2.2-3. Targets are
chosen and placed to satisfy local
conditions and training requirements by the
user. An impact structure 8
meters high is required.
Composite Ranges. Where site conditions permit, shotgun, pistol,
rifle, and machine gun ranges should be located close to each other to better
utilize supporting facilities. The SDZ's should be a common area.
Combat Villages. Combat villages may be designed using the
individual paragraphs (par. 2.2 inclusive) that apply to the particular course
of fire or training. The SDZ is based on the most powerful round and
direction of fire.