Weapons qualification targets now available through Document Services Online

19 Oct 2022 | Amber McSherry Defense Logistics Agency

Military customers can now order over 50 types of weapons qualification targets from Defense Logistics Agency Document Services Online, the Defense Department’s primary website for printing services.

Previously, targets had to be ordered through DLA Troop Support. Adding targets to the DSO website makes ordering easier for customers who already use other DLA printing services. To shop the target catalog, customers should log into DSO and click on Target Printing in the left menu.

 “The team at the Rock Island Arsenal target printing facility is proud to provide these materials to all of the armed forces and other DOD organizations..." John Turner, production supervisor

The targets provide a diagnostic guide during weapons qualification to help troops make necessary adjustments for improving marksmanship. DLA’s target selection continually evolves as new weapons systems are fielded. The current selection includes small arms, heavy arms and long-range targets, as well as aerial targets that are towed behind boats. 

The DLA print facility at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, can print items in a range of sizes. This includes 1-inch-by-1-inch self-adhesive pasters used to repair bullet holes and prolong the use of a target, as well as 6-foot-by-6-foot heavy arms and aerial targets. DLA also offers double-sided targets, weather resistant paper and a variety of colors. Targets are printed on demand, with no limit on order size, and shipped from the facility. 

“The team at the Rock Island Arsenal target printing facility is proud to provide these materials to all of the armed forces and other DOD organizations that use training aids,” Production Supervisor John Turner said. “Our mission is to serve the warfighter by making sure they have what they need to be their best.”

Rock Island Arsenal has produced targets for 140 years, and DLA Document Services assumed target management in 1993. DLA Document Services also became DOD’s primary provider for printing services in 1997.