WWII Training Video for the 1911

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by B81, Apr 17, 2019.

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  1. B81

    B81 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    Everything you needed to know about shooting the 1911. ;)

     
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  2. Greenrunner

    Greenrunner Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2017
    Military handgun training was pretty much the same as in the video until the 1911 was phased out in the 1980s. Handgun training in both police and military units started to change with the convergence of ideas from spec ops units like the SAS (which was THE spec ops unit after the 1980 Iranian embassy operation) and similar elite police units, like LAPD SWAT.

    Those .45 acp tracer rounds are pretty cool. Not sure what they do to the bore because I never shot a tracer out of a handgun.
     
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  3. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    Very cool video, thanks for posting!
     
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  4. fallenangelhim

    fallenangelhim chicken wings

    Jan 18, 2018
    3:05 mark. Pistols pointed at each other. LoL
     
  5. GrandpoppyJack

    GrandpoppyJack Member

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    Jul 16, 2018
    Off hand cupped under the magazine. No no.
     
  6. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    I'm not moving to the cup and saucer anytime soon, but I will say whoever he is, the Captain can shoot, especially with GI sites. I saw a WW1 video that was even more humorous. This old Sarge was in the combat crouch with the pistol at the hip, hopping and turning. We've come a long way.
     
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  7. Greenrunner

    Greenrunner Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2017
    He sure can. Watching that video makes me wonder which of our present "must-do" techniques are going to be considered out of style in a few years. When you come down to it, there are only a few ways to physically hold a handgun and position your body, so maybe the mental aspects (such as focusing on that front sight), which don't seem to vary over the years, are more important.
     
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  8. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    The old masters figured most of it out. Wild Bill once stated he never shot the same man twice. He placed a premium on shot placement. People seem to need to reinvent the wheel when often enough we just need to listen to our elders.
     
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  9. Skebo

    Skebo Active Member

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    Mar 6, 2019
    Love seeing old videos like this
     
  10. TexasPatriot59

    TexasPatriot59 Well-Known Member

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    Dec 14, 2018
    I wonder if any fires were ever started by use of tracer bullets in those wooden Berlin/Tokyo buildings....
     
  11. JSGlock34

    JSGlock34 Active Member

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    Apr 1, 2018
    Some folks were ahead of their time.

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    Here's an interesting film of what may be the first "shoot-house" - the famous "House of Horrors". To contemporary eyes it may look silly, but the roots of modern tactical training are found here.

     
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  12. Bud White

    Bud White Member

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    Sep 4, 2018
    Great Video really cool .. I like how they say it light weight .. but some people today would make you think it weighs a ton .. course compared to a m1 or Tommy gun it was light weight
     
  13. Greg45acp

    Greg45acp Double Secret Banned

    Oct 31, 2016
    Too many people today are soft candyasses.
     
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  14. TexasPatriot59

    TexasPatriot59 Well-Known Member

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  15. Skebo

    Skebo Active Member

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    Mar 6, 2019

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