Cadets from Normandy Company attended a shooting weekend at Army Training Regiment, Pirbright, in mid-September where three teams of four cadets, supported by coaches, were able to zero their weapon systems and practice in preparation for the shooting competition.
Prior to the Shooting weekend, the Cadets, who formed three teams of four, had never seen the Cadet Target Rifle before. So, they all met together prior to the competition to learn all they could about the Target Rifle, its capabilities and the handling drills. Not like any other weapon system the Cadets will come across during their time with the ACF, the Cadets initially struggled under the sheer weight of the rifle. As the training progressed, they were eventually able to handle the rifles competently and confidently ahead of the competition weekend in September.