Target practice

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US Navy 080204-N-0807W-084 A member of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) security force aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) fires his weapon on the firing range during a target practice

Target practice refers to any exercise in which projectiles are fired at a specified target, usually to improve the aim of the person or persons firing the weapon.

The abbreviation TP is commonly used for "target practice" rounds. TP-T is a target practice round with tracer.


United States Navy[edit]

The United States Navy previously used decommissioned ships for practice. Currently they use remote control watercraft such as the QST-35, FACT, HSMST and SDST to practice on moving targets at variable speeds.[1]

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  1. ^ Tarantola, Andrew. "What the Navy Shoots for Target Practice". Gizmodo. Retrieved 15 March 2014.