A lot of things have changed in the world of firearms training since WWII. However, the 1911 pistol itself has remained mostly unchanged as you can see in the video below.
The first thing you will probably notice in this video is that no one is wearing eye or ear protection. That’s a big departure from modern training, but the 1940’s were a different time. You will also notice that the cup and saucer technique is utilized in this video. While the cup and saucer method is effective it’s rarely used in modern combat pistol training.
Enjoy this interesting piece of 1911 history.