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Old 06-05-2009, 10:03 AM   #1
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Army Training Film M1 Rifle 1942

rightmost button on the bottom will make it full screen....


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that's great! i'm such a visual learner, i've got books but it's so hard to know what they're talking about. and they allow you to save them, that's awesome! thanks again for sharing Sarge
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Re: Army Training Film M1 Rifle 1942

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the way they want you to shoot these days is with your elbow down, right?
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Re: Army Training Film M1 Rifle 1942

Maybe it is today. In the offhand position we had to have our left elbow under the rifle and the right one straight out parallel to the ground and if I remember correctly in the sitting and kneeling positions the right elbow had to be out as previously stated but again that was in the mid 50's. Also in the offhand position the left elbow/upper arm had to be clearly away from your torso with the web of your thumb jammed up under the forward sling swivel and sling. The sling went over the outside of your left arm and across your chest at a tight or snug tension. That could get quite painful because we were not allowed any shooting gloves and the thunb web would often be bleeding, especially after the first day of firing and snapping in.

We strengthened our right arm by holding the rifle into our shoulder without the left arm/hand supporting it.
I never really liked that exercise but I guess it worked some. Hour after hour of snapping in in the hot Parris Island sun (I arrived at PI on the 3rd of July) became just a foggy dream.
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Re: Army Training Film M1 Rifle 1942

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the way they want you to shoot these days is with your elbow down, right?
Right with the AR wrong with the Garand and M-14 type rifle.
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