AUTOMATIC PISTOL, CAL..45, M1911 AND M1911A1
b. Rapid fire.
c. Quick fire.
CONDUCT OF RANGE PRACTICE
• 55. Coaching methods.-a Range practice.–(1) The ob-
ject of range practice is to teach the men to apply with a
loaded pistol the principles of good shooting that they have
learned during the preparatory exercises.
(2) Each man while firing must have a coach to correct
him whenever he violates any of these principles.
(3) Slow-fire practice should be carried on until the man
under Instruction thoroughly, understands the principles of
(4) When rapid fire and quick fire are first taken up the
time limit should be extended a few seconds. The time
should then be gradually reduced until the scores are being
fired in the time prescribed for record practice.
b. Dummy Cartridges.-(1) Dummy cartridges are of great
value in teaching both slow and rapid fire.
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