DA Form 3595 Record Fire Scorecard

What Is a DA Form 3595?

DA Form 3595, Record Fire Scorecard is a form used for keeping a record of a soldier's shooting skills. This document is used to ensure that all members of the Armed Forces are properly trained in firing guns.

The latest version of the form - sometimes incorrectly referred to as the DD Form 3595 or the DA Form 3595-R - was released by the Department of the Army (DA) in December 2016 with all previous editions obsolete. An up-to-date DA Form 3595 fillable version is available for download and digital filing below or can be found through the Army Publications Directorate website.

The weapons card DA Form 3595 allows the tester to record scores with different firing positions and ranges. It also allows documenting the soldier's performance at different scenarios. The final score is tallied to assign a rank to the firer being examined.

The two related forms are the DA Form 5789, Record Firing Scorecard - Known Distance Course, and DA Form 5790, Record Firing Scorecard - Scaled Target Alternate Course.

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RECORD FIRE SCORECARD
For use of this form see TC 3-22.9; the proponent agency is TRADOC.
ID CODE
UNIT
DATE (YYYYMMDD)
EVALUATOR'S ID CODE
TABLE 1
TABLE 2
TABLE 3
PRONE SUPPORTED OR FOXHOLE SUPPORTED FIRING POSITION
PRONE UNSUPPORTED FIRING POSITION
KNEELING UNSUPPORTED FIRING POSITION
RANGE
TIME
NO
RANGE
TIME
NO
RANGE
TIME
NO
RANGE
TIME
NO
RD
HIT
MISS
RD
HIT
MISS
RD
HIT
MISS
RD
HIT
MISS
(m)
(sec)
FIRE
(m)
(sec)
FIRE
(m)
(sec)
FIRE
(m)
(sec)
FIRE
1
50
3
11
100
1
200
6
1
150
8
8
2
200
6
12
200
2
250
8
2
50
4
3
100
4
13
150
3
150
6
3
100
5
10
4
150
5
14
300
4
300
4
150
6
10
5
300
8
15
100
5
200
5
100
5
9
6
250
7
16
250
6
150
6
50
4
12
7
50
3
17
200
6
7
200
7
100
5
8
200
6
18
150
5
8
250
8
150
6
9
9
150
5
19
50
9
150
9
50
4
6
10
250
7
20
100
10
150
6
10
100
5
TOTAL
TOTAL
TOTAL
TOTAL
SCORE
QUALIFICATION SCORE RATINGS (Check One)
Qualified with IBA?
YES
NO
TABLE
HIT
MISS
NO FIRE
1
AIMING DEVICE USED (Check One)
IRON SIGHT
A N/PAS-13 (DAY)
2
36-40 -- EXPERT
23-29 -- MARKSMAN
BACKUP IRON SIGHT
A N/PAS-13 (NIGHT)
3
M68, CCO
A N/PAQ-4B/C
30-35 -- SHARPSHOOTER
22 AND BELOW -- UNQUALIFIED
FIRER'S QUALIFICATION SCORE
ACOG
A N/PEQ-2A/B
REMARKS
NIGHT FIRE EXERCISE
DATE
HIT
MISS
GO
NO GO
(YYYYMMDD)
CBRN FIRE EXERCISE
DATE
HIT
MISS
GO
NO GO
(YYYYMMDD)
SCORER'S INITIALS
DATE INITIALED (YYYYMMDD)
OFFICER'S INITIALS
DATE INITIALED (YYYYMMDD)
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DA FORM 3595, DEC 2016
PREVIOUS EDITIONS ARE OBSOLETE.
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RECORD FIRE SCORECARD
For use of this form see TC 3-22.9; the proponent agency is TRADOC.
ID CODE
UNIT
DATE (YYYYMMDD)
EVALUATOR'S ID CODE
TABLE 1
TABLE 2
TABLE 3
PRONE SUPPORTED OR FOXHOLE SUPPORTED FIRING POSITION
PRONE UNSUPPORTED FIRING POSITION
KNEELING UNSUPPORTED FIRING POSITION
RANGE
TIME
NO
RANGE
TIME
NO
RANGE
TIME
NO
RANGE
TIME
NO
RD
HIT
MISS
RD
HIT
MISS
RD
HIT
MISS
RD
HIT
MISS
(m)
(sec)
FIRE
(m)
(sec)
FIRE
(m)
(sec)
FIRE
(m)
(sec)
FIRE
1
50
3
11
100
1
200
6
1
150
8
8
2
200
6
12
200
2
250
8
2
50
4
3
100
4
13
150
3
150
6
3
100
5
10
4
150
5
14
300
4
300
4
150
6
10
5
300
8
15
100
5
200
5
100
5
9
6
250
7
16
250
6
150
6
50
4
12
7
50
3
17
200
6
7
200
7
100
5
8
200
6
18
150
5
8
250
8
150
6
9
9
150
5
19
50
9
150
9
50
4
6
10
250
7
20
100
10
150
6
10
100
5
TOTAL
TOTAL
TOTAL
TOTAL
SCORE
QUALIFICATION SCORE RATINGS (Check One)
Qualified with IBA?
YES
NO
TABLE
HIT
MISS
NO FIRE
1
AIMING DEVICE USED (Check One)
IRON SIGHT
A N/PAS-13 (DAY)
2
36-40 -- EXPERT
23-29 -- MARKSMAN
BACKUP IRON SIGHT
A N/PAS-13 (NIGHT)
3
M68, CCO
A N/PAQ-4B/C
30-35 -- SHARPSHOOTER
22 AND BELOW -- UNQUALIFIED
FIRER'S QUALIFICATION SCORE
ACOG
A N/PEQ-2A/B
REMARKS
NIGHT FIRE EXERCISE
DATE
HIT
MISS
GO
NO GO
(YYYYMMDD)
CBRN FIRE EXERCISE
DATE
HIT
MISS
GO
NO GO
(YYYYMMDD)
SCORER'S INITIALS
DATE INITIALED (YYYYMMDD)
OFFICER'S INITIALS
DATE INITIALED (YYYYMMDD)
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DA FORM 3595, DEC 2016
PREVIOUS EDITIONS ARE OBSOLETE.
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CONDUCT OF A RECORD FIRE RANGE
The record fire course provides for the engagement of one 20-
(5) Soldiers should engage the target that poses the greatest
round exercise and two 10-round exercises. Soldiers engage 20
threat first (normally assumed to be the closer target). No scoring
single or multiple targets from the prone supported or foxhole
distinction is made between near and far targets or the sequence
supported firing position, 10 targets from the prone unsupported
in which the Soldier engages them. Credit is not given if unused
firing position, and 10 targets from the kneeling unsupported firing
ammunition from one 20-round table is added to a magazine
position. Once firing begins, crossloading of ammunition is not
provided for the next table.
allowed. The uniform for qualification is a helmet, LBE/LBV, and
interceptor body armor with front and back SAPI plates (if
available). No other armor is required.
(6) Soldiers who fail to qualify on the first attempt should be
given appropriate remedial training and allowed to refire in a few
days. When a soldier refires the course, he remains unqualified
(1) Table 1 -- Prone Supported Firing Position (or at the unit
with a score of 22 target hits or less. A rating of marksman is
commander's discretion) Foxhole Supported Firing Position.
awarded for a score of 23 to 40 target hits. When automated
The firer is given one 20-round magazine to engage 20 targets at
scoring procedures that allow a Soldier's performance to be
various ranges.
stored and retrieved before a weapon malfunction are available,
his performance is added to the score of his first attempt after
weapon repair and refire. If a Soldier's weapon becomes
inoperable and his performance before a malfunction precludes
(2) Table 2 -- Prone Unsupported Firing Position.
qualification, he is considered unqualified and must refire.
The firer is given one 10-round magazine to engage 10 targets at
various ranges.
(7) Alibi firing is reserved for soldiers who encounter a
malfunctioning target, ammunition, or rifle. A soldier will not be
(3) Table 3 -- Kneeling Unsupported Firing Position.
issued more than 20 rounds for Table 1, 10 rounds for Table 2,
The firer is given one 10-round magazine to engage 10 targets at
and 10 rounds for Table 3. Soldiers who fire 20 rounds despite a
various ranges.
target malfunction will not be issued additional alibi rounds. There
are no alibis for Soldier-induced weapon malfunctions or for
targets missed during application of immediate action. These
(4) Credit for target hits should not be given when rounds are
procedures must be strictly adhered to when a malfunction
"saved" from difficult targets for use on easier targets (for example,
occurs.
not firing at the 300-meter target so an additional round can be fired
at the 150-meter target). When double targets are exposed, the
Soldier should fire two rounds. If he misses the first target, he may
fire at that same target with the second round.
DA FORM 3595, DEC 2016
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DA Form 3595 Instructions

The Record Fire Scorecard is regulated by the Army-issued publication TC 3-22.9, Rifle and Carbine, released in August 2017. The main purpose of record fire is to confirm the effectiveness of a training program and the individual proficiency of a specific soldier.

Though the rating of the soldier is based on the number of targeted hits, practice record fire is considered an important training exercise in and of itself.

When participating in the exercise, the soldier, in addition to standard PPE must wear a helmet and IBA with all SAPI plates. They will receive 40 rounds and 40 single or multiple targets at distances from 50 to 300 meters.

The DA 3595 is easy to complete, as it is self-explanatory in most cases. The course is divided into three exercises, the scores for which are recorded in the corresponding tables:

  • Table I records the results of prone supported firing position or foxhole supported firing position exercises. The choice of the position is at the unit commander's discretion. The soldier receives one 20-round magazine and should engage 20 targets at various ranges. The scorer ticks the corresponding box in the table - either 'Hit', 'Miss', or 'No Fire'.
  • Table II is intended for the results obtained in a prone unsupported firing position. For this exercise, the soldier gets a 10-round magazine and has to hit 10 targets at different ranges.
  • Table III is for recording the results of exercises from a kneeling unsupported firing position. The firer receives 10 rounds to hit 10 ranges. The results are marked in the corresponding boxes.

The process of evaluating the soldier's performance is as follows:

  1. If a soldier saves rounds from difficult targets to use them on easier targets, credits for hits are not given.
  2. The soldier should fire two rounds for the double target. If they miss the first shot, it is allowed to try to hit the same target with the second round. However, the ammunition from the 20-roundtable should not be used in the next exercise.
  3. No scoring distinctions are made between near and distant targets or the order in which the firer engages them, but it is assumed that they should try to hit the target that poses the greatest threat (the closer one) first.
  4. If the soldier fails the first attempt, they are given remedial training after which refire is allowed. The military who refires the course remains unqualified with a score of 22 or less.
  5. In case of a weapon malfunction, the soldier is allowed to refire and their performance is added to the score of the first attempt.

Who Signs the DA Form 3595?

After the end of the course, both the soldier and the scorer should sign the form in the corresponding boxes at the bottom of the DA 3595.

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