Live Fire Training Weekend
August 1-2, 2009
Below is a short camera video taken of Starzy Dragoon Moore during our live fire training weekend. Here Moore shoots from a moving half track at various targets interspersed within woods and clearings. The difficulty of this taught us how hard it was for the troops to fire with accuracy in the bumping, jolting venue of a ring mount. The noise of the engine and .30 cal do not help matters.
Here is a quick clip to show how fast one can burn through a 20 round magazine on semi auto. Just think how quickly you’d see your ammo go at 550 rounds per minute for a full auto model. Here I was just basically trying to see what I could hit from 25 yards shooting from the hip. The results were very disappointing.