WHAT’S WRONG WITH THESE PICTURES ?

Kit Up published some great photos contributed by the 101st Airborne unit that recently received “brand spanking new” SIG SAUER M17s (a.k.a. P320). The 101st now has a great sidearm in its inventory, but pictures reveal a disturbing weakness in its pedagogy; more specifically, proper pistol handling and basic pistol marksmanship. The two pictures below illustrate two of the more obvious problems.

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Notice the operator’s grip on both of these pictures. It’s quite likely that neither one of these soldiers could achieve reasonable combat accuracy at any range. A problem which works its way into a false 9mm lethality problem.

The Army does a great job with primary weapon system training but secondary weapon proficiency needs significant improvement.

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2 Responses to WHAT’S WRONG WITH THESE PICTURES ?

  1. Sam Gris says:

    Looks like the last time they shot was with revolvers. Or, they learned by watching a 1980’s cop show on tv. Terrible.

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