HC Deb 19 April 1917 vol 92 cc1862-3W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War how many target-practice rods are in use at present by the Army, and what they cost each; how many other machines for teaching to shoot are in use in the Army; what they are called; and what they cost each, respectively?


The military authorities do not consider target-practice rods desirable for training purposes, and none have been ordered for issue to the troops. The appliances for instruction in shooting and their price are as follows:

s. d.
1. Aiming discs 0 4
2. Dummy cartridges 0 1
3. Aim corrector 2 3
4. Aim teacher 3 1
5. Ball rest rifle aiming 12 0
6. Rest tripod musketry instructional 4 9
7. Rest rifle aiming 12 3
8. Rest rifle firing 6 9

The target-practice rod cannot be used in conjunction with dummy cartridges, and the latter are essential to the system of training which has produced such successful results.