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Automatic Mode

#1 Post by Ares-God of War » Thu 12 May, 2011 1:22 pm

Hi Guys, Just a quick question are British Soldiers are only trained to shoot Rapid single shot not automatic?

if true does the SAS use automatic normally? :2gunfire:

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#2 Post by Tab » Sat 14 May, 2011 11:31 am

They are trained on both, but encourage to use single shot. Automatic can go all over the place and when you have to hump your ammo on the back you don't want to waste it or run out of it just hosing and area down.

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Re: Automatic Mode

#3 Post by Ares-God of War » Sat 14 May, 2011 12:24 pm

Thanks Tab

So a weapon with Automatic mode is important?

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Re: Automatic Mode

#4 Post by daz89 » Tue 17 May, 2011 2:36 pm

Different situations require different types of fire.. You learn to fire single shot in a section every x amount of seconds depending on what the corporal wants. And use automatic when clearing a house etc

Lots to explain but you get taught it all within the first 5 weeks or so in training. But as Tab already said single shot is primarily used even when rapid fire it is just a single shot but in shorter amount of time between shots, saves ammunition and is more accurate.

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Re: Automatic Mode

#5 Post by Ares-God of War » Sat 21 May, 2011 1:40 pm

Cheers All for reply :D


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Re: Automatic Mode

#6 Post by Hut27 » Fri 18 Aug, 2017 8:11 am

I did National Service 56/58. I easily obtained Marksman Badge on the Bren-Gun. I was the only one in our intake that could consistently fire Single Shots when Bren was set on Automatic Fire. On the range officers used to kneel beside me and check that change lever was set on automatic when I was placing shots into Bullseye all the time.

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