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    Come-quickly
    Commandant

  • Come-quickly
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    Originally posted by apod View Post
    If they followed the PDF pistol table then they should have been wearing CBA,helmet and FULL CEFO.The two spare magazines on that practice ONLY go in a closed ammo POUCH.No exceptions.
    The first time I fired the table it was CBA and helmets, second time it was just CBA not sure why as even the older Israeli helmets offer no impediment on a pistol range. AFAIR at the competition I was at (not firing) there was no CBA (Otherwise there wouldn't have been people putting magazines in their rank sliders.

    One day someone will stop making exceptions the norm.

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  • F_M
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    Yes. But until we are rid of the people who only turn up so they can take part in a competition then the table and requirements for it will be bastardised to suit these me feiners. Thankfully most will/should be non-eff by the end of the year.

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  • apod
    Commander in Chief

  • apod
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    If they followed the PDF pistol table then they should have been wearing CBA,helmet and FULL CEFO.The two spare magazines on that practice ONLY go in a closed ammo POUCH.No exceptions.

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  • hptmurphy
    Commander in Chief

  • hptmurphy
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    At the Reserve shooting competitions there is a striking non tactical-practical-ness to most of the shooters
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    Its a bit like rifle shooting, same old faces turn for the honour of the unit and usually do sfa for the remainder of the year.

    Had the pleasure of training for a pistol comp with the all army champion RDF and it was indeed an enlightening experience when you get to shoot with some one who is will to sahre his expertise and make you at ease.

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  • Come-quickly
    Commandant

  • Come-quickly
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    Originally posted by FMolloy View Post
    Because your pocket is the correct place for your spare magazines.
    Well for some reason I was the only one there with two magazine pouches

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  • FMolloy
    King Monkey

  • FMolloy
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    Originally posted by Come-quickly View Post
    A few tried with the new (PDF) table this year to put their (extra) magazine inside their rank slider before being told to put it in a pocket on the timed mag change practices.
    Because your pocket is the correct place for your spare magazines.

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  • Come-quickly
    Commandant

  • Come-quickly
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    At the Reserve shooting competitions there is a striking non tactical-practical-ness to most of the shooters, as a rule they're overweight and wearing their pistols in bizzare places that facilitate the quickest drawing of the pistol but are completely impractical (including one or two over their wedding tackle) and a few tried with the new (PDF) table this year to put their (extra) magazine inside their rank slider before being told to put it in a pocket on the timed mag change practices.

    It seems to perfectly exemplify the detachment from reality that Bandit describes.

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  • BANDIT
    Banned User

  • BANDIT
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    I managed to get my hands on a USP recently. I am unsure of the exact model but it could be fired single or double action . To be honest it was fine to shoot.
    The recent discussiosn regarding hand cocking hammers and decocking by squeesing the trigger while lowering the hammer raises for me issues of knowledge and competence of thsoe using the weapon.
    I have neve been happy about carrying a single action such as a HP , a 1911, or a Tokarev cocked and locked inspite of the many people who have carried in same condition for xxx years and never had an ND.
    I am comfortable carryng a DA weapon such as a CZ 75, A walter PPK, A Makarov but am more cautious in regard to type of holster and more cautious as to what I do when carrying it.
    I have fired a glock even had a similar Colt, cannot remember the name of it , good for firing but but to be honest am not comfortable with the trigger only safety, just noy used to it.
    As my own PD I have for 80% of the time carried a snub nosed SW Mod 36 , No suitable for militray applications
    Anyway firing handguns in single action may be good for the range targey shooting but in 99.9% of occasiosn when u have to use a pistol you will use it in DA mode , so forget about cocking hammers by hand and use the decocking lever to decock..

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  • apod
    Commander in Chief

  • apod
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    PM me

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  • The real Jack
    Non Temetis Messor

  • The real Jack
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    Originally posted by apod View Post
    Yes.You need it??
    Yeah trying to get TOET'd at the wkend, would be nice to know more than the examiner. Cadre doing a brick wall impression on it, we have no hard copy in our little library in the stores. When in a grown up barracks these things are easy to get but out in the sticks it's impossible!

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  • apod
    Commander in Chief

  • apod
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    Yes.You need it??

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  • The real Jack
    Non Temetis Messor

  • The real Jack
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    Just need a quick cadre fibs confirmation; The USP manual exists in soft copy form yes?

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  • apod
    Commander in Chief

  • apod
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    Originally posted by Truck Driver View Post
    So I take it ye got safety goggles then....
    That requirement is no longer in force(if it ever was?) as the minimum range you fire at is no longer 5 metres.I think they realised that while it would work for the pdf ,who would be issued goggles it wouldnt work for the rdf who wont be.

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  • Truck Driver
    Captain

  • Truck Driver
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    Originally posted by trellheim View Post
    Finally fired this weekend. Nice weapon.
    So I take it ye got safety goggles then....

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  • Goldie fish
    Tim Horgan

  • Goldie fish
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    Originally posted by apod View Post
    In case you lot haven't noticed the magazine release is ambidextrous.Think outside the box.Instead of doing what i and some other people have to do the operate the mag release with the thumb,which is shifting the pistol in the hand,just use the tip of your index finger instead.Alot handier and you can keep the pistol"on target" easier.Speed up your i.a drills.
    Try it next time,you will see what i mean.:wink:

    As a Person with short fingers(I could never "finger" the bap), Using the index finger was the obvious choice for me, when I first got my hands on the USP. I never considered using the thumb until you mentioned it there.

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