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Weapons Training Battalion

 

Weapons Training Battalion

Training Command

Quantico, Virginia
Precision Weapons Section
Officer In Charge (703) 784-6861
Staff Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge (703) 784-5142
Civilians (703) 784-5318
Floor Chief  (703) 784-5433
Machine Shop Office & Floor (703) 784-5153
Platoon Sergeant (703) 784-5152
Test Shed (703) 784-6713
Front Desk (703) 784-5375
Precision Weapons Section Depot Supply (703) 784-2053
  (703) 784-2079
Precision Weapons Section Depot Supply
Staff Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge
 (703) 784-5413
 Precision Weapons Section Depot Supply
Supervisor
 (703) 784-5174
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•    Provide technical assistance and guidance relevant to testing, evaluation, and development of individual small arms and ammunition.
•    Research, design, develop, test/evaluate, build, modify, and maintain as directed by MarCorSysCom individual precision weapons     systems in support of the operating forces and competitive weapons systems and ammunition in support of the Marine Corps Competition In Arms Program (CIAP).
•    Responsible for the Life Cycle Maintenance of Precision Weapons produced by PWS under the MarCorLogCom Depot Maintenance Interservice Support Agreement (DMISA).
•    Responsible for the operation and management of the Marine Corps MOS 2112 Precision Weapons Repair Course.
The creation of the Precision Weapons Section, or RTE (Rifle Team Equipment) shop as it was known until 1999 when the name officially changed to PWS, at MCB Quantico dates back to December of 1966.  At this time, 2 RTE shops were in existence, one in Albany and the other in Barstow.  The CO of WTBn and the CO of the Ordnance School began to develop plans to install the RTE shop in space made available at the Ordnance School on mainside Quantico.  In early 1967, the Commandant approved a program of On the Job Training (OJT) instruction to qualify Marines as Precision Weapons Repairmen (MOS 2112).  The mission of WTBn was expanded on 17 March 1967 to include providing RTE for the Marine Corps.  This  encompassed such duties as building and repairing precision weapons; storage, control and issue of RTE items; and evaluation, testing and development of weapons and ammunition systems.  In January of 1968 the OIC of Marksmanship Training Unit, Quantico was given control of the RTE program and on 26 June 1968, the RTE shop opened. 
        To simplify matters, in August of 1972 the RTE shop moved its location from building 7 on mainside to WTBn in order to consolidate with the Marine Corps Shooting Teams, where they would stay until February 2005 when they moved into a brand new facility designed and built specifically for their unique mission.  In 1972 RTE began full scale production of the M40A1 Sniper Rifle, National Match M14 rifle, and National Match M1911 pistol.  Since then the responsibility of PWS has expanded to also include the building and maintenance of the M40A5 Sniper Rifle, M39 Enhanced Marksman Rifle, MEU (SOC) .45 Caliber Pistol, National Match M16 Rifle, and National Match M9 Pistol.  PWS also has the Depot Maintenance contract for the M82A3 Special Application Scoped Rifle, not to mention the constant ongoing research and development projects such as the M16 Squad Advance Marksman Rifle (SAM-R) and the AR-10 Rifle.
        PWS continues to perform the mission for which it was founded, ever changing and updating to keep pace with advancing technology.  Providing technical support and guidance relevant to research and development, testing, and evaluation of individual small arms and ammunition.  Building and modification of individual small arms in support of the Marine Corps competition in arms program (CIAP).  Most importantly, providing the operating forces with a variety of precision weapons systems to enhance the warfighting capability and lethality of the Marine Corps, the individual Marine, and every unit in between. 
        Precision Weapons Section is the only place where armorers, ammunition technicians and machinists receive such highly specialized training and develop these extraordinary skills, and it is all of these highly trained Marines and civilians who make PWS a completely unique facility, unmatched in the entire Department Of Defense.
Precision Weapons Repair Course (PWRC)
Course Length: 181 Days
 
 PREREQUISITES:  The Marine must have completed the 2111 small arms repairers course and possess a MM score of 105 or higher. They can not have any convictions by court-martial, civilian court or non-judicial punishment of any act involving larceny, theft or drugs and must be able to pass a Command Arms, Ammunition and Explosive (AA&E) screening. All potential MOS 2112 candidates must have at least three (3) years of obligated service remaining upon completion of this course.
 
PURPOSE:  To provide Marine Corps Armorers with the basic knowledge and skills required to produce and maintain precision weapons in support of the Marine Corps. Duties include operating machine shop equipment, fabrication of special tools and production/maintenance of Sniper Rifles, Designated Marksman Rifles, MEU (SOC) Pistols and all match conditioned weapons used for the Competition in Arms Program. The Precision Weapons Repairer works mainly from examples, diagrams, blueprints, written specifications, and oral instructions. The control of quality and accuracy is met by the Repairer's use of precision measuring devices to include micrometers, vernier calipers and other measuring tools. Maintenance of tools and equipment is performed to ensure that serviceability is maintained.
 
 SCOPE:  To teach experienced armorers the principles, procedures and techniques of producing precision weapons by showing them how to read blueprints and drawings, identify characteristics of various types of ferrous and non-ferrous metals and materials, properly use hand/measuring tools and operate drilling machines, lathes and accessories, milling machines, grinding machines and metal saws. All of these fundamentals will then be used to modify and assemble weapon systems to create a precision platform.
 
 SPECIAL GUIDANCE:   REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS: Marines will report in Service "Alphas." Privately Owned Vehicles (POV) and family members are authorized. Government Billeting and Messing is available. All Marines will report to: Commanding Officer Weapons Training Battalion Precision Weapons Section 27211 Garand Road Quantico, VA 22134. 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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