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AUTOMATIC PISTOL, CAL..45, M1911 AND M1911A1 2. Take the correct grip. 3. Take the correct position. 4. Aline the sights on the target and start the squeeze. Close the eyes and continue to squeeze until the hammer falls. 5. When the hammer falls, open the eyes and check the aim to see if it has been deranged. Note.-The firer should be able to keep on the target. If he is off persistently he should check on his grip and position to see that they are correct. (c) The duties of the coach in this exercise are the same as in the first trigger-squeeze exercise. (3) Third exercise.–In learning to fire the pistol, the av- erage man has a tendency to push or punch forward with the arm or shoulder to meet the force of recoil of the piece. To assist the firer in overcoming this tendency the follow- ing exercise is prescribed: By command, verify the fact that all pistols are unloaded. The firer cocks and locks the piece, takes his firing position, alines the sights under the bull’s- eye, and squeezes the trigger. The coach stands in front of the firer, facing him, and strikes the muzzle of the piece with the palm of his hand. At irregular intervals his hand misses the muzzle. The firer should hold the piece on the target and make no forward punching movement to meet the shock of the blow. If he does push forward with the arm or shoulder it will be apparent when the coach misses the muzzle • 49. Fourth STEP; RAPID fire.-a. Training for rapid fire.-(1) Training for rapid fire is taken up after the trigger- squeeze exercise has been practiced sufficiently to be under- stood thoroughly, but the trigger-squeeze exercise practice in slow fire should be resumed and continued during the entire period of preparatory training. (2) The time consumed in pressing the trigger must neces- sarily be shorter in rapid fire than in slow fire, but the process is the same. (3) To fire the first shot, the pistol should be brought from the position of raise PISTOL by the shortest route to the aiming position with the sights alined on the mark. This is done by a smooth, rapid extension of the right arm straight from the

M1911 Manual - Page 48

M1911 Manual - Page 48

 


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