GENERAL INFORMATION: The M16 Rifle EIC Match is conducted in conjunction with the Rifle Small Arms Firing School. This match is designed to introduce competitors to service rifle shooting and the quest for the prestigious Distinguished Rifleman Badge.
COURSE OF FIRE: The M16 EIC Rifle Course of Fire (Competition Rules for CMP Games Rifle and Pistol Matches) is used. Competitors fire 5 sighting shots and 10 shots for record slow-fire prone in 15 minutes, 10 shots rapid-fire prone in 60 seconds, 10 shots rapid-fire sitting in 60 seconds and 10 shots slow-fire standing in 10 minutes. All firing is done at 200 yards on the SR target.
ELIGIBILITY: Any student in Rifle Small Arms Firing school is eligible to fire in the M16 EIC Rifle Match. SAFS students who are Distinguished or who have previously earned EIC points may fire in the match, but are counted as “out-of-competition” and are not eligible to earn EIC points. Military competitors should check with their branch of service, prior to registration, for eligibility. Army Regulation AR 350-66, dated 27 Aug 2012, Table 3-1, Note 18 states “Army component personnel will not be eligible for points in the four point elementary level match at the National Matches. To qualify for points at the National Matches, Army personnel must shoot the National Trophy Individual Match”.
SQUADDING: The M16 EIC Match will be fired on Viale Range. A maximum of 140 firing points and five relays will be used. Range capacity for the Rifle Small Arms Firing School and M16 EIC Match is 700 competitors. Competitors will be squadded by USAMU instructors or at the range.
RIFLES: The M16 EIC Match is fired with issued rack-grade U. S. Military M16 5.56 service rifle or commercial rifles of the same type and caliber rifles. Competitors must fire the rifle issued to them. Rifles are equipped with magazines and a military web sling. The issued magazines and sling must be used.
AMMUNITION: The CMP will issue 5.56 mm NATO, M855 Ball ammo. All competitors must fire this ammunition.
OTHER RULES: Specific rules governing the conduct of the M16 EIC Match are found in the Competition Rules for CMP Games Rifle and Pistol Matches (see especially Rule 5.6.4).
AWARDS: The winner of the M16 EIC Match receives a CMP Recognition Plaque. The top 10% of all eligible competitors (must not have earned any previous EIC points) receive 4 EIC credit points and a CMP M16 EIC Match medal. All competitors who complete the M16 EIC Match will receive a distinctive M16 EIC Match pin when they turn in their scorecards.
2017 WINNER: Tyler Lane, 389-11X.
NATIONAL MATCHES RECORD: Mark Skeels, 394-14X, 2014.