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|The average poorly trained man can see better than he can hit with a rifle, so his |
sight needs no assistance. ... his eyelid which must be motionless, his right hand
clasping the small of the stock, his index finger pressing the trigger on the second
joint. ... smaller units (troops, companies and platoons), combat firing may be
considered as a final examination, not to be dispensed with, if it is desired to
|S.L.A. "Slam" Marshall was a veteran of World War I and a combat historian during World War II. He startled the military and civilian world in 1947 by announcing that, in an average infantry company, no more than one in four soldiers ...|
|Squad and Platoon Stephen Bull ... Rifle training at the outbreak of war aimed at |
producing a 'steady and accurate shot'; quickness in engaging unpredictable and
fleeting targets; ... men took pride in their rapid aimed fire, sometimes working a
well-eased bolt with thumb and forefinger and the trigger with the second finger.
|In accordance with Nathan's orders Company A broke up into three platoon-sized |
columns upon leaving the landing zone. ... carry position up and to the ready,
resting their thumbs on the safety while taking care not to wrap their index finger
about the trigger. ... This did not prevent each of his men from training the muzzle
of their weapons at the stretch of trail before them, following the trio of dark
|In Combat with the Patrols Platoon, 3 Para, Afghanistan 2006 Jake Scott ... the |
name given for the hard selection course to proceed onto parachute training and
join airborne forces) and joined ... My GPMG was swung fully round to the left,
butt in the shoulder and my index finger taking a slight bit of pressure on the
|great deal of leeway in how they would fight their platoons and I wanted them to |
get used to fighting as individual tanks and crews. We used the Multiple
Integrated Laser Engagement System, or MILES, the laser-tag–like training
devices, for this to help us figure out who won. ... Tanks usually practice for
platoon or company fights. ... The guy with the most maneuverability and fastest
trigger finger won. ... My second platoon soldiers were quicker on the draw and
won the fight that day.
|The body has certain tendencies—respiratory rate, muscle movements, and heart |
rate—any of which will cause the bullet to deviate from its intended point of
impact. ... Remember, only the fat part of the index finger, between the nail and
the first joint, should touch the trigger. ... The platoon was marched to the range at
sunrise and split into two groups, one to man the butts (the trench below the ...
With their rifle training completed, the men returned to MCB D40E DOUGLAS R.
|Heplaced his handon the machine gun's pistol grip with his index finger pointing |
stiffly forward. “Now slowly ... be slowly curling our trigger fingers; we would be
furiously pulling the trigger to shoot at the enemy. Watching our practice from
nearby wasthe machinegun platoon leader, 2ndLt. Ernie Brydon. Hewas an
energetic and savvy officer who favored frequent and realistic training. Brydon
was a ...
|“You pull down the trigger guard to open the breach. Place the cartridge into ... |
He pulled it and then laid his index finger on the front trigger and the hammer fell
with barley any presser. “Works fine, Sergeant. ... He moved on to where the rest
of the platoon was conducting the live fire ... Shawn knew that a well trained
infantryman was able to fire and reload between three and four aimed rounds a
|His senses, unlike many other crewmen in the platoon, were enhanced from his |
extra sensory training. ... Almost insulted by what he considered obvious stupidity
he let the index finger of his left hand stroke the side of the fat trigger guard on ...