1911 pistol shooting was done in the U.S. Army back in World War Two.

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  1. FOUR4D4

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  2. MattNH

    MattNH Well-Known Member

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    The muzzle sweeps and trigger discipline made me cringe
     

  3. FOUR4D4

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    They didn't worry much about gun safety back then .Not in till the schools of the 1950s

    Picture circa 1956
     

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  4. msharley

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    Hey 4,

    Great "Training Film" of yesteryear!

    Yep, they did things different......then.

    Quite the forerunner to "Hogan's Alley"!

    Later, Mark
     
  5. FOUR4D4

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    There's a thin line some where, between shall not be infringed and safety


    :eek:
     
  6. msharley

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    Hey 4,

    If you do just a bit of looking, you will find that the Army has had many men killed...........in the "butts" (of the rifle ranges), working/scoring targets.

    Tragedy, for all concerned.

    Fortunately, the Shooting Community has "learned" from some of these "accidents".

    Shooting is still much safer.............than going to visit..........the Doctor.

    (Deaths from "Medical Mis Adventure", are about 450,000/yr)

    Later, Mark
     
  7. Donn

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    When I qualified with the 1911 in '69, the Army was still teaching standing off-hand. The old sarge used to say it was the only place where putting your, (non-shooting), hand in your pocket was OK. Range safety had come a long way since this film too. Muzzles up, and down range. Fingers off the trigger till on target and ready to fire.
     
  8. SHOOTER13

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    It's a wonder I lived this long...my brothers and I would go to the hardware store and buy gun power...load it into all types of toys and devices to blow up...set the delayed fuse ( lit match inside a book of matches or string )...and RUN FOR OUR LIVES... :eek:

    When we finally got firearms and appreciated that the rules of firearm safety must be followed...well, we finally learned our lesson. ;)

    { But...it WAS fun while it lasted } :rolleyes:
     
  9. havasu

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    I still have a habit of using my weak hand to "cup" the grip in order to provide more support while shooting. it is hard to grip properly after years of bad habits.