Today my shooting club (NM MILSURPS) had a WWI period type shooting match we called the 'Sgt. Alvin York Shooting Match' in which the competitors used WWI period rifles and handguns shooting at varying distances. For the rifle portion we shot 20 rounds total at both 500 and 300 meters, shooting 5 rounds at 500 meters then switching to shoot 5 rounds at 300 meters and then going back to 500 then 300 with 5 rounds as above. What this simulated was an enemy force moving on the battlefield coming at you then retreating then coming back at you again as well as learning how to adjust your sights on your rifle for such occasions.
I decided well since this was a WWI type shoot, why not dress the part for it, well anyone who knows me on here knew what I was doing to shoot for this match ... well here is some video of me shooting in the rifle portion of the match and of course who else had to show up for it .... Pierre, Le Rat
Thanks to SwingingSniper for providing the video
And before it is asked ... Yes, I am wearing glasses for SAFETY reasons as our shooting club is part of NRA Clubs and Associations and it is required that glasses be worn in shooting matches, plus I need them now as my eyes are not what they were like when I was younger ... I have a period pair of eyeglasses on order
Also wearing of ear plugs is mandatory as well .... grant it these items are not period but are used for SAFETY and PROTECTION.
300 Meter ... hit
300 Meter ... hit
500 Meter ... hit dead center
I also have pictures of me in uniform and shooting the V.B. grenade launcher as well ... I know Ammo Lab has video of me firing it, I am sure he will post it when he gets a chance. There is also video of me shooting the handgun portion of the match as well with my Pistolet Automatique de 7 millimètre 65 genre 'Ruby' ... will have to wait for that person to send it to me.
I will have to down load the pictures from my camera tonite, edit them a bit and post them up this coming week
Next month is our Annual 'Guns of August 1914 -1918' Shooting Match which will take place on July 28, 2013 which is the 99th Anniversary of the exact day the Austo-Hungarian Empire fired the 'Opened Shots' upon the Kingdom of Serbia across the River Drina thus starting The Great War, for this match I will be dressed in my WWI Imperial Russian Uniform