The United States Army Marksmanship Unit has compiled this guide with the intent of providing assistance to pistol marksmen throughout the United States. Much of the information has been contributed by championship caliber U.S. Army pistol shooters and coaches. The text is designed for ready reference and contains the fundamentals of pistol marksmanship and the most advanced techniques known to these experts. The data presented represents a comprehensive coverage of the many facets of pistol marksmanship and related subjects. Portions of the information contained herein were obtained from the research of authoritative articles, personal interviews and observation of foreign competitions. Noteworthy contributions were received from many experienced persons closely associated with pistol activities not connected with military training.
This guide is dedicated to the individual marksman who is seriously interested in improving his performance in the art of pistol competition.
This publication was prepared in compliance with that portion of the mission of the United States Army Marksmanship Unit which requires the continuing improvement of training methods and techniques so as to raise the standards of pistol marksmanship skill in the United States Army