So.......... this is mostly for those folks in the military, and I'm lucky enough my commander approved my request as a reservist to attend a match in lieu of going to a Drill Weekend. So for those half way interested in what I'm talking about to make that happen reference AR 350-66 below to validate the match itself is considered military training and AR 140-185 to either classify that training as re-scheduled training (RST) which replaces your attendance at a Battle Assembly with the match, OR possibly an Equivalent Training (ET) which could be in ADDITION TO your annual drill attendance and pick up as much as 4 more retirement points just for attending matches. Yes, yes........ I've already looked for a pathway to just randomly attend matches and rack up retirement points in addition to Monthly Drill but these are the only ones I found so far. So it looks like if your command is cool enough about it you could get 4 additional points for the sake of having just gone to a match, OR skip out on drill all together if the match conflicts. AR 350-66 Chapter 2 2.1 section a) a. Army personnel of all components will be provided opportunities to prepare for, and participate in, small arms marksmanship competitions. These preparations, which include those for international competitions, are classified as training AR 140-185 Use RST's or an ET (maximum of 4 ET points per year).