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Your grandfathers 1911 training

Postby cmgee67 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:40 am




I found this old gem while on the inter webs this morning. It is amazing how techniques and training has evolved since then. I will tell you my Grandfather still shoots his 1911 this way and he can drill the bullseye out at 20 yards. That’s how he learned it in the army. He even carries his 1911 in a holster just like that.
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Re: Your grandfathers 1911 training

Postby ELB » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:47 am

The soldier firing on the combat range was using tracers to better illustrate the shots. Nice.
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Re: Your grandfathers 1911 training

Postby oohrah » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:21 am

I still have my holster like that (and a cartridge belt for it).
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Re: Your grandfathers 1911 training

Postby oljames3 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:08 pm

oohrah wrote:I still have my holster like that (and a cartridge belt for it).

That's how I carried my 1911 in the mid 70s.
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Re: Your grandfathers 1911 training

Postby OlBill » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:50 pm

Notice how fundamentals and principles have stayed the same?

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Re: Your grandfathers 1911 training

Postby G26ster » Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:53 pm

Funny, in 1964 as a young sergeant in Korea I was issued a 1911. No training in it's use. Just went to the range, stood sideways left hand on hip as instructed and fired at fixed bullseye targets to "qualify." 95% of the time it stayed in the arms room, except for movements to our alert positions and training exercises.


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Re: Your grandfathers 1911 training

Postby cedarparkdad987 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:14 pm

I like how he DQd himself drawing it from the holster the first time by sweeping his hand. Oopsie.

I think he is slapping the trigger a bit too...

I like where the one guy is squeezing the trigger with it pointed right at the instructor's abdomen. Dad who was a marine DI would have lost his mind.

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Re: Your grandfathers 1911 training

Postby Pawpaw » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:00 pm

cedarparkdad987 wrote:I like how he DQd himself drawing it from the holster the first time by sweeping his hand. Oopsie.

I think he is slapping the trigger a bit too...

I like where the one guy is squeezing the trigger with it pointed right at the instructor's abdomen. Dad who was a marine DI would have lost his mind.

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Re: Your grandfathers 1911 training

Postby Jeff B. » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:56 pm

oljames3 wrote:
oohrah wrote:I still have my holster like that (and a cartridge belt for it).

That's how I carried my 1911 in the mid 70s.


Still had 1911's in the mid 80's at Ft. Pol,. 5th ID(M). Didn't get a Beretta until I went to the 10th MTN DIV.

And, I still have my ALCE gear with black flap holster.

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Re: Your grandfathers 1911 training

Postby WhoWouldGuess » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:54 am

OMG! Chambering a round with your finger on the trigger!


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Re: Your grandfathers 1911 training

Postby cmgee67 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:51 am

I too was flinching at all the gun safety rules being broken! I did think that the tracer part was cool!
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Postby The Annoyed Man » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:25 am

The tracer ammo was cool.
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Re: Your grandfathers 1911 training

Postby cedarparkdad987 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:32 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:The tracer ammo was cool.

Yes indeed.
Oh man I am digging those old style holsters.


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Re: Your grandfathers 1911 training

Postby NNT » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:00 am

Dad was a Korean war vet who was on pork chop hill at end of the war. We learned to shoot his 1911 as kids. Safety was Paramount, even saying bang while holding a gun was a corporal offence for us. But he was good at pointing and shooting like the video.


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