The Pistol and Revolver (Google eBook)

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J. J. Little, 1908 - Pistols - 157 pages
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Page 110 - It is impossible to hold the arm perfectly still, but each time the line of sight is directed on the point of aim a slight additional pressure is applied to the trigger until the piece is finally discharged at one of the moments when the sights are correctly aligned upon the mark. When the soldier has become proficient in taking the proper position, the trigger squeeze should be executed at will. The instructor prefaces the preparatory command by "At will...
Page 144 - Match A ; each string must be shot within the time limit of 15 seconds, taking time from the command, Fire; misfires and shots lost on account of the arm becoming disabled while firing any string will be scored zero; if a shot is fired after the time limit has elapsed, the shot of highest count will be deducted from the score; no cleaning allowed; arm, any military revolver, or any military magazine pistol within the rules; ammunition, the full charge service cartridge, or equivalent factory loaded...
Page 147 - Mannlicher, Mauser, Mors. 6. Sights. In open sights, the notch of the rear sight must be as wide on top as at any part. Aperture or peep sights or any covered or shaded sights will not be allowed. The use of a notch for the front sight will not be permitted. Sights may be smoked or blackened if desired. Sights on military arms, if modified to suit individuals, must remain strictly open, strong and substantial, and suitable for military use. 7.
Page 143 - American target, 8-inch bull's-eye, 10 ring 3.36 inches; arm, any revolver within the rules; ammunition, any; the score must be completed in one hour or less from the time of firing the first shot; entrance fee, $3; no reentries.
Page 78 - R seconds to each score of 5 shots. 25 yards: 2 scores, timed firn, 20 seconds to each score of 5 shots. 50 yards: 2 scores, timed fire, 20 seconds to each score of 5 shots. 75 yards: 2 scores, slow fire, 20 seconds to each shot, 5 shots to each score. Expert qualification: Eighty per cent, or 200 out of 250 points. Those who qualify in the course will be designated as "revolver marksmen," "revolver sharpshooters," or "revolver experts," and will be entitled to wear a suitable decoration indicating...
Page 144 - ... be deducted from the score; no cleaning allowed; arm, any military revolver, or any military magazine pistol within the rules; ammunition, the full charge service cartridge, or equivalent factory loaded ammunition approved by the executive committee; the score must be completed on the same day; no sighting shots will be allowed after beginning the scort; entrance lee, $3; no re-entries.
Page 148 - The eye alone shall determine whether a bullet touches or not. 11. Ties. Ties shall be decided as follows: (1) By the score at the longest distance; (2) by the score at the next longest distance; (3) by the fewest number of shots of lowest count; (4) by firing five shots each under the same conditions as the match and these rules in regard to ties, until decided. 12.
Page 144 - TU of the arm becoming disabled v.-hlle firing any string will be scored zero: arm. any military revolver, or any military magazine pistol within the rules: ammunition, the full charge service cartridge, or equivalent factory loaded ammunition approved by the Executive Committee: the score must be...
Page 147 - The position shall be standing, free from any support, the pistol or revolver being held in one hand, with arm extended, so as to be free from the body. 5. Arms. Any revolver or pistol which in the opinion of the executive committee complies with the conditions specified in the various matches will be allowed to compete in those events. Revolvers or magazine pistols that have been adopted by any government for the armament of its army or navy, or such as in the opinion of the executive committee...
Page 64 - In 1881 he went abroad, and for a number of years he travelled over the principal countries of Europe, giving public exhibitions of his skill with the pistol and revolver. While in Portugal in 1882 he was knighted by the king in the presence of a notable assemblage, and made a chevalier of an ancient military order. In his exhibitions Chevalier Paine used a Stevens Lord Model pistol and a Smith & Wesson revolver. His skill with these arms was so far in advance of his contemporaries that he was popularly...

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