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Rifle Firing Barricade

I am building a rifle firing barricade for my company to train up with. The guidance provided by doctrine is the following:

3-39. For rifle and automatic rifle practice and qualification events, a barricade is required. The Army-standard barricade is constructed using three-quarter-inch plywood for the front and back and framed with 2 inch by 4 inch lumber. Figure 3-2 shows an example of the Army-standard barricade for rifle and automatic rifle live-fire events.

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By my calculations, 1 piece of 4'x8' plywood could make the front and back panels, while two, eight foot 2x4s could outline the sides and top sections. So this is the minimum to get a decent product.

If we made two, we could get one extra 2×4 to frame the bottom.

Next I think we could use the scrap wood from the cut out in the middle to fill in the sill of the window so its a proper surface.

Now I'm thinking supports. How would you support this? It needs to be able to move in and out of a regular doorway. The goal is to be able to lean into it as a sturdy surface to simulate the different barricades you might find yourself using during urban combat.

Thanks for reading and your input.

Submitted May 20, 2021 at 04:31PM by Daily_Gung
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