Post by volkssturm on Jun 27, 2020 14:05:11 GMT -5
Here's a video from "Forgotten Weapons." Ian, the host, uses a .45 ACP M1911 pistol and an M1 Carbine in a series of practical shooting tests to see which one does better. The idea behind the M1 Carbine was that it would be a better personal defense weapon for rear echelon and specialist troops than a pistol. Not surprisingly, the carbine did somewhat better than the pistol. Keep in mind that Ian is a fairly good pistol shot and he competes in practical shooting events with pistols as well as rifles. I suspect an average cook, clerk or truck driver would perform much more poorly with the M1911.
Ian is way way more skilled with the .45 than 95% of the WW2 soldiers. When I was safety officer at the .45 range at Ft Polk and Ft Lewis most soldiers struggled to hit a silhouette target with more than half their shots at 25 meters and some frequently failed to hit the target at 10 meters. 50 meters? For most inexperienced shooter would constitute a rare but and that with far more careful aim. Ian is very good with the .45. I got fairly decent but only because we burned up ammo at the end of each session but I at no time would have come close to what he demonstrated. He also did well with the carbine showing quick target acquisition and good speed. Had he taken an average shooter I am confident reloads for the .45 would have been a factor and probably not for the carbine. Hence the time disparity would have been far greater. Cool video. I wish he were in period correct uniform instead of Nam jungle fatigues. I always enjoy his presentations.
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Good video. Ian has a video somewhere about becoming financially independent, (working as a bartender and saving nearly all his income, then building his own dugout house) which was probably a big contributor to having the time and freedom to pursue these opportunities.
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