USMC Pistol Expert Badge
Marine Corps weapons qualification badges are suspended beneath a bar reading the type of weapon and qualification received. The badge is also different in appearance, depending on which weapon qualification has been obtained.
For a weapon qualification badge to be obtained, a service member must obtain a passing score and will receive a qualification level depending on the score obtained. Current rifle score ranges are 190 to 209 for marksman, 210 to 219 for sharpshooter, and 220 to 250 for expert. Once a qualification has been obtained, and the weapons qualification badge issued, the badge may be worn for the remainder of a military career, or until a different level of qualification (higher or lower) is achieved. Typically, Enlisted up to the rank of Staff Sergeant (E-1 to E-6), and Officers up to the rank of Captain (O-1 to O-3) requalify with the rifle on an annual basis. The most recent qualification score determines the badge that is worn. If a Marine achieves the score of Expert multiple times in his or her career, an additional "rung" may be added to the badge denoting the number of awards earned.
Our Regulation Full Size U.S. Marine Corps Pistol Expert Badge is a silver plated metal badge. This is the same badge that is supplied to the U.S. Marine Corps and sold in the Marine Corps Base Exchanges.
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