Close Combat Ebooks Catalog
Based on the Ithaca M37 pump-action, this weapon has a short (13.5 ) barrel and a fixed stock. The M37-type action is simple (featuring ambidextrous bottom ejection and so only one opening for both loading and ejection) and robust. The operating slide has a strap to prevent the operator's hand from slipping in front of the muzzle while firing. An ideal weapon for close combat and for breaching doors, the Entry model is adopted by the NYPD Emergency Service Unit (New York City SWAT) and other police forces.
When possible, count the number of rounds fired. However, it is possible to lose count in close combat. If this happens, there is a distinct difference in recoil of the pistol when the last round has been fired. Change magazines when two rounds may be left--one in the magazine and one in the chamber. This prevents being caught with an empty weapon at a crucial time. Reloading is faster with a round in the chamber since time is not needed to release the slide.
The backup iron sight (BIS) (Figure 2-21) is a semi-permanent flip up iron sight, equipped with a rail-grabbing base. It is intended to remain on the MWS while the M68 close combat optic (CCO) reflex sight is used as the primary means of day fire control. If the M68 fails, the prezeroed BIS can be flipped up and used to continue the mission. The BIS should only be removed by the armorer and remains on the MWS at all the times unless the carrying handle sight is installed. The backup iron sight (BIS) (Figure 2-21) is a semi-permanent flip up iron sight, equipped with a rail-grabbing base. It is intended to remain on the MWS while the M68 close combat optic (CCO) reflex sight is used as the primary means of day fire control. If the M68 fails, the prezeroed BIS can be flipped up and used to continue the mission. The BIS should only be removed by the armorer and remains on the MWS at all the times unless the carrying handle sight is installed.
Posts (Figure 4-13 and 4-14) are among the best antivehicular obstacles because each post presents breaching problems to the attacker. There are no fast methods of breaching a belt of posts. Normally, the attacker will try to bypass such an obstacle. Therefore, post obstacles should be placed where bypass requires much time and effort. Posts should be hardwood with a minimum diameter of 40 centimeters.
From the introduction of the .38 Special cartridge in 1902 until the late 1970s, handguns chambered for this cartridge were used by most police agencies in the United States. The traditional .38 Special cartridge was loaded with a 158-gr., all-lead, round-nose bullet, propelled at velocities of 700 to 850 ft sec. In the mid-1960s, many police organizations began to complain about this cartridge. They felt that this round did not have any stopping power. They cited numerous instances in which officers, firing this cartridge in self-defense, were unable to stop their attacker before they injured the officer or an innocent bystander. What police agencies desired was a pistol cartridge that would stop a person dead in his tracks. There is, of course, no such pistol cartridge and there never will be. Stopping an individual depends not only on the characteristics of a cartridge but also on the organ(s) injured, the severity of the wound (s) and the physiologic makeup of the person who is...
The improved M72 light antiarmor weapon system is a compact, light weight, single shot, and disposable weapon with a family of warheads optimized to defeat lightly armored vehicles and other hard targets at close combat ranges (Figure 5-3). The improved M72 light antiarmor weapon systems offer significantly enhanced capability beyond that of the combat-proven M72A3. The improved M72 light antiarmor weapon system consists of a 66-mm unguided rocket prepackaged at the factory in a telescoping, throw-away launcher. The system performance improvements include a higher velocity rocket motor that extends the weapon effective range, increased lethality warheads, lower more consistent trigger release force, rifle type sight system, and better overall system reliability and safety. The improved M72 is transportable by all forms of rail, air, road, and sea transport, including tactical wheeled and tracked vehicles, without any safety constraints, and is certified for air delivery by...
ARI training assessments conducted with thermal sights involved the use of a borelight to boresight the thermal weapon sight (TWS) to a rifle, followed by live 25m zeroing.47 If boresight procedures were done correctly, the TWS was properly adjusted, and the soldier was a good marksman, few shot groups were required to achieve zero. It was noteworthy that the probability of hit achieved with the TWS on the rifle qualification course at night was very similar to that achieved by the Close Combat Optic (CCO) during the day.
(5) Reinforcing obstacles are employed for surprise. Using obstacles to obtain surprise is one means available to the commander to retain a degree of initiative even when defending. SCATMINEs permit rapid mining anywhere in the battle area, confronting the attacker with a completely new situation almost instantly. The self-destruct feature of the SCATMINE also provides surprise a friendly counterattack may be launched through an area that was mined before the attack but where the mines have just self-destructed. 4-4. Antitank Ditches. Tank ditches are one way to degrade the speed and mobility of the attacking force. They impede the advance by slowing vehicles and confusing the crews. Well-planned tank ditches have the advantages shown in Figure 4-5. Siting the ditch properly has put the enemy targets between the effective killing range of the defenders, and the best firing range of the attackers. While the first elements are negotiating the ditch under heavy fire for 2 minutes, 5...
M68, CLOSE-COMBAT OPTIC The M68, CCO is a reflex (nontelescopic) sight. It uses a red aiming reference (collimated dot) and is designed for the two eyes open method of sighting. The dot follows the horizontal and vertical movement of the gunner's eye while remaining fixed on the target. No centering or focusing is required. (Figure 8-7 shows the close-combat optic training program.)
The M4-series carbine (Figure 2-10) features several modifications that make it an ideal weapon for close combat operations. The M4 is a 5.56-mm, magazine-fed, gas-operated, shoulder-fired weapon. It is designed to fire either semiautomatic or a three-round burst through the use of a selector lever (SAFE, SEMI, and BURST). The M4A1 is fully automatic. The M4-series carbine buttstock has four positions closed, 1 2 open, 3 4 open, and full open. The M4 carbine becomes the M4 MWS when the M4 rail adapter system is installed on it (Figure 2-11).
The L4 is our smallest 5-watt LED flashlight. Just over 5 inches long and weighing a mere 3.4 ounces, it's small enough to ride comfortably in most shirt pockets, but it puts out an impressive 100 lumens of smooth, brilliant, perfectly-focused light. That's over five times the light of most two D-cell flashlights. It's also what we call tactical-level light a beam bright enough to temporarily blind and disorient an attacker by impairing his night-adapted vision. In addition, the L4's wide beam and central bright region are perfectly configured for closer-range search and security work. These features make the L4 a valuable but unobtrusive self-defense companion when venturing out at night, whether in the city or country. And because it's an LED light, you won't have to worry about a lamp filament breaking or burning out.
SINCE WORLD WAR II, the popularity of handgun shooting in this country has multiplied. Veterans, particularly of the Pacific campaigns of World War II and of the later Korean police action, learned the hard way that a sixgun or auto pistol is a mighty handy thing to have along, in close combat. Many of those men will not be caught again without a good handgun. And sport shooting with handguns, which once meant only target shooting or plinking, now includes hunting.
Importance of Submachinegun Training. The submachine-gun is a secondary individualweapon intended primarily for self-defense in close combat. It is primarily carried by members of tank crews, on combat engineer vehicles, and battalion squadron maintenance personnel. It is used at close ranges or when a crew must dismount from a disabled vehicle. The soldier must keep his weapon in good working condition and have the utmost confidence in his marksmanship ability. This ability can be acquired only through study and practical training.
The M68, close-combat optic (CCO) is a reflex (nontelescopic) sight (Figure 2-23). It uses a red dot aiming point and is designed for the two-eyes-open method of sighting. The M68 can be shot with one eye open as well. The dot follows the horizontal and vertical movement of the gunner's eye while remaining fixed on the target. A one-time retightening of the torque-limiting knob is recommended after the first three rounds are fired to fully seat the M68. No centering or focusing is required beyond 50 meters. Figure 2-23. M68, close-combat optic. Figure 2-23. M68, close-combat optic.
In close combat, there is seldom time to precisely apply all of the fundamentals of marksmanship. When a soldier fires a round at the enemy, he often does not know if he hits his target. Therefore, two rounds should be fired at the target. This is called controlled pairs. If the enemy continues to attack, two more shots should be placed in the pelvic area to break the body's support structure, causing the enemy to fall. In close combat, the enemy may be attacking from all sides. The soldier may not have time to constantly change his position to adapt to new situations. The purpose of the crouching or kneeling 360-degree traverse is to fire in any direction without moving the feet.
The bayonet-knife (figure 1-2) ii utilized for close combat, guarding of prisoners, riot duty, etc* It can also be used aaa general utility knife. The blade has a full cutting edge on the bottom and a 3 1 8 cutting edge on top running from the point. The handle fits comfortably and has a knurled surface for a firm grip. The bayonet-scabbard (figure 1-2) is used to carry the bayonet-knife when not being used on the rifle .
Among the miscellany of Williamsburg weapons are brass barrelled blunderbusses, used for riots and close defense. Sometimes they were made with a swivel so that they could be mounted behind a parapet and swung about to defend a fixed position. At close range they were devastating to the attacker.
Military mining is the art of tunneling under an enemy position and detonating a large charge of explosive. Once one of the most important tasks of an army engineer, it is now almost a lost art. This is not because it is ineffective, but rather that the fluid tactics of modern warfare have all but eliminated the conditions under which it was used. The days of an army sitting in trenches a hundred yards from its opponents for months on end is a thing of the past. Nonetheless, tunneling is still useful for covertly attacking positions such as storehouses, barracks, or headquarters with minimum risk to the attacker.
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