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Old January 9th, 2017, 03:20 PM   #1
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M14 USMC training video Vietnam Era

Interesting video. Had this posted on another thread, and some said that it is obsolete as far as sling use, and/or only for combat, not competition. I say it is for our rifle. Enjoy, whichever side of the fence you sit.


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Forgive the stupid question, but what is the oven mitt for?

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Old January 9th, 2017, 03:45 PM   #3
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Forgive the stupid question, but what is the oven mitt for?
Marines have dainty hands, and they were worried about breaking a fingernail!

Seriously, it's a shooting glove, but I never used one.

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keeps from pinching hand in sling and causeing nerve damage

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Marines have dainty hands, and they were worried about breaking a fingernail!

Seriously, it's a shooting glove, but I never used one.
Were shooting gloves issued for your rifle training?

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My dad didn't get any. Thanks GV for the sling he approved.first thing he said was ( you got any electrical tape?).

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It's a very good video covering both fundamentals and advanced marksmanship techniques with the M14!

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Old January 9th, 2017, 05:13 PM   #8
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Were shooting gloves issued for your rifle training?
I never saw a shooting glove in the two times I qualified at Pendleton. While I trained on the M14, right before my first qualification, they issued us M16's. We went through a crash course with the 16(sling and positions were the same as M14). We were the first Seabee battalion to deploy with the M16, and a lot of Marines checked them out when we went to Pendleton with them, as they didn't have them yet.

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I never saw a shooting glove in the two times I qualified at Pendleton. While I trained on the M14, right before my first qualification, they issued us M16's. We went through a crash course with the 16(sling and positions were the same as M14). We were the first Seabee battalion to deploy with the M16, and a lot of Marines checked them out when we went to Pendleton with them, as they didn't have them yet.
I was just curious. We always used shooting jackets and shooting gloves when going to the rifle range to qualify.

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If attending a High Power match it would be rare to not see a shooting mitt/glove being used by a competitor. Helps protect the back of the non firing hand from sling and also aids in shooting off hand for gets rifle up high enough to be more comfortable in shooting, like adding and inch or so to the lift of the rifle. With bolt gun and use of hand stop the glove helps in the recoil felt by the non firing hand. Some 80% of the recoil should be absorbed by the non shooting hand with bolt match rifle. 60-100rnds. with 308, '06 or 300WinMag will take it's toll on our hand without a mitt/glove.

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I was just curious. We always used shooting jackets and shooting gloves when going to the rifle range to qualify.
Yep, me too.

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I was just curious. We always used shooting jackets and shooting gloves when going to the rifle range to qualify.
I missed expert by 4 points, as I was terrible standing. I'm small, and flexible, so could get locked up in every other position. Standing, the rifle does not want to come to my eye level. The added thickness of the glove would have been nice. In the Navy, the only shooter's badge issued was for expert, and it was coveted.

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The training video is really good thanks for putting it up. The whole shooting glove commentary is pretty good to that is the first time I have ever heard about the marines having dainty hands I have been laughing so much my wife thinks I have started back to drinking .

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The training video is really good thanks for putting it up. The whole shooting glove commentary is pretty good to that is the first time I have ever heard about the marines having dainty hands I have been laughing so much my wife thinks I have started back to drinking .
Would it be easier to understand that the Marines with big hearts and strong pulse might have needed the glove to keep the rifle from jumping to the heart beat.

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Were shooting gloves issued for your rifle training?
Yes, and required in boot camp. They helped with the recoil.

In 65 we were taught to use a 6 o'clock hold. This may have changed later.

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