So today we zeroed our weapons. That basically means that you have to adjust your weapon sights so that the M16 fires straight. Those were literally the first shots I have ever fired from a gun before. It was kind of disappointing though. I was expecting to be nervous or excited or something but I really didn’t feel anything at all. It was a kind of mild surprise the moment the first round went down range but after that it already felt like it was natural. I also was able to zero my weapon in only 6 rounds which they say is a good thing. Some people take 20-30 rounds or as many as 240 rounds just to zero their weapons. All you have to do is have proper shot grouping which is harder than it sounds.
Oh I also forgot to mention about how we got a live demonstration of the real AT-4. The drill sgts picked 3 privates to do 3 demonstrations. I must say it was pretty impressive to see. It is a pretty sizable explosion and it has a fairly forceful concussive blast that you can feel more than hear.
Anyway I do not have fire guard to night which means that I do not have to wake up for anything which is nice since we get another hour of sleep. Tomorrow we have our PT test which should be interesting.