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AUTOMATIC PISTOL, CAL..45, M1911 AND M1911A1 and manipulation of the piece, paying particular attention to the trigger squeeze. (b) Rapid-fire exercises should be frequent but not of long duration. (c) It is advisable to extend the time limits several sec- onds when rapid-fire exercise is first taken up. The time limit is then gradually reduced until it corresponds to the time prescribed for range firing, record practice. • 50. FIFTH STEP; QUICK Fire.-a. Training for quick fire.- (I) The training for quick fire is taken up after the rapid- fire exercise has been practiced sufficiently to be understood thoroughly. Thereafter, exercises in slow fire, rapid fire, and quick fire should all be continued until the end of the period of preparatory training. (2) For each shot the pistol is brought from raise pistol to the aiming position by the shortest route after the target appears. (3) The pistol may be cocked after each shot in this exer- cise either by means of a cord as in rapid-fire exercise, or by using the left hand to pull the hammer back after the position of raise PISTOL is resumed. b. Quick-fire exercise.–(1) Required for this exercise: A line of E targets that can be operated as bobbing targets from a pit or screen, or a line of E targets so arranged on pivots that the edge can be turned toward the firer when the target is not exposed. (2) Give the command: 1. INSPECTION 2. PISTOL, and verify the fact that all pistols are unloaded. (3) Explain to the assembled command that the trigger squeeze is the same in quick fire as in slow fire. (4) Demonstrate the correct method of bringing the piece from RANGE PISTOL to the aiming position. (5) Show how the pistol is cocked between shots when the left hand is used instead of the cord. (6) The above demonstrations having been completed, the men are placed in pairs in front of the line of bobbing targets, one man of each pair to act as coach for the other man. The exercise is then carried on exactly the same as quick fire in range practice. The targets appear, remain in sight the allotted time, and then disappear. After the targets appear

M1911 Manual - Page 51

M1911 Manual - Page 51

 


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