Army BCT now returning to iron sight training
For years, the Army has focused on using ACOGs in basic training. But now, with increasing use and threats of a future battlefield that will be more geared to EW/ECM, training with co-witnessed irons will be given. This, of course, means more hours and rounds.
According to Military.com:
In the past, new soldiers in BCT shot 500 rounds and received 83 hours of marksmanship instruction over a 16-day period. The redesigned standards have soldiers shooting 600 rounds and receiving 92 hours of training.