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AUTOMATIC PISTOL, CAL..45, M1911 AND M1911A1 (1) The instructor explains that the eye should be focused on the bull’s-eye in aiming, and he assures himself by ques- tioning the pupils that each man understands what ls meant by focusing the eye on the bull’s-eye. (g) The instructor adjusts the sights of the sighting bar and the removable target so as to illustrate a correct aim and has each man of the group look through the eyepiece to observe this correct aim. (h) The instructor adjusts the sights and the removable target of the sighting bar so as to illustrate various small errors and has each man in the group attempt to detect the error. (i) The exercise described above having been completed by the squad leader or other instructor, the men are placed in pairs and the exercise Is repeated by the coach-and-pupil method. (2) Second exercise.-(a) With the pistol on the pistol rest and the sights pointing at a blank sheet of paper on a board or on the wall, stand with the head in the same relative 10o- sition as in firing the pistol and look through the sights (fig. 10). Then by signal or by word have the disk moved until the bottom edge of the bull’s-eye is in exact alinement with the sights. Then command HOLD and move away from the pistol and let the man undergoing instruction look through the sights to see the proper aim. (b) Have the man under instruction look through the sights while he directs the disk to be moved until the sights are alined on the bottom of the bull’s-eye. The instructor then looks through the sights to see if any error has been made. (c) Have the sights adjusted on the bull’s-eye with various very slight errors and see if the man under instruction can detect them readily. (3) Third exercise.-Using the sighting rest for the pistol, require the man under instruction to direct the marker to move the disk until the sights are aimed at the bottom edge of the bull’s-eye and to command HOLD. The instructor then looks at the aim, and after noticing whether the aim is right or wrong commands: MARK. The marker, without moving the disk, makes a pencil mark on the paper through the hole

M1911 Manual - Page 40

M1911 Manual - Page 40

 


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