ALARACT 027/2013 DTG: R 042121Z FEB 13

THIS MESSAGE HAS BEEN TRANSMITTED BY USAITA ON BEHALF OF//DAMO-TR/G-37//

SUBJECT: INDIVIDUAL WEAPONS QUALIFICATION USING ENGAGEMENT SKILLS TRAINER
(EST) 2000

REF:
A. FM 3-22.9, RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP M16/M4 SERIES WEAPONS (AUG 2008)
B. FM 3-23.35, COMBAT TRAINING WITH PISTOLS, M9 AND M11 (W CHG 4 2008)
C. FM 3-22.68, CREW SERVED WEAPONS (2006)
D. FM 3-22.65, BROWNING MACHINE GUN, CALIBER .50 HB, M2 (W/CHG1 2007)
C. AR 350-1, ARMY TRAINING AND LEADER DEVELOPMENT (AUG 2011)
D. DA PAM 350-38, STANDARDS IN WEAPONS TRAINING (OCT 2012)

1. (U) THE ENGAGEMENT SKILLS TRAINER (EST) 2000 IS NOT AN AUTHORIZED
SUBSTITUTE FOR LIVE-FIRE QUALIFICATION. LIVE-FIRE QUALIFICATION PROCEDURES
WILL BE FOLLOWED IAW FM 3-22.9, FM 3-22.68, FM 3-22.65, FM 3-23.35, AR 350-1 AND DA
PAM 350-38 EXCEPT WHERE OUTLINED BELOW.

2. (U) TRAINING INSTALLATIONS EQUIPPED WITH THE EST 2000 WILL CONDUCT M9 AND
M16 CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, RADIOLOGICAL, AND NUCLEAR (CBRN) AND UNASSISTED
NIGHT QUALIFICATIONS USING EST 2000. 10-METER QUALIFICATION FIRE FOR THE M249
AND M240 WILL BE CONDUCTED IN EST 2000. 10-METER TRAINING FOR THE M2 WILL BE
CONDUCTED IN EST 2000.

3. (U) TRAINING INSTALLATIONS WITHOUT THE EST 2000 WILL CONDUCT CBRN AND
UNASSISTED NIGHT QUALIFICATIONS USING BALL AMMUNITION IAW FM 3-22.9 AND FM
3-23.35. 10-METER QUALIFICATION FIRING FOR THE M249, M240, AND THE M2 WILL BE
CONDUCTED WITH BALL AMMUNITION IAW FM 3-22.68.

4. (U) THE USE OF SIMULATORS (EST 2000) AS A TRAINING TOOL IS ENCOURAGED
PRIOR TO CONDUCTING LIVE FIRE QUALIFICATION. IT DOES NOT, HOWEVER, REPLACE
NOR SHOULD IT BE USED AS AN ALTERNATE FORM OF LIVE FIRE QUALIFICATION.

5. POC FOR DISTRIBUTION AND TECHNICAL CONCERNS IS MR. WILLIE RICE, HQDA
DAMO TRA, DSN 222-9052, E-MAIL WILLIE.H.RICE.CIV@MAIL.MIL.

6.
EXPIRATION DATE FOR THIS MESSAGE IS 14 DECEMBER 2017 UNLESS FORMALLY
RESCINDED OR SUPERSEDED BY OTHER POLICY.
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