manual of arms

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Noun1.manual of arms - (military) a prescribed drill in handling a riflemanual of arms - (military) a prescribed drill in handling a rifle
practice session, practice, drill, exercise, recitation - systematic training by multiple repetitions; "practice makes perfect"
order arms - a position in the manual of arms; the rifle is held vertically on the right side with the butt on the ground; often used as a command
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
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The Ruger Precision[R] Rimfire is a scaled down version of the Ruger Precision[R] Rifle and maintains the same ergonomics, trigger and manual of arms as the larger centerfire rifle.
The manual of arms is simple: Insert loaded magazine, chamber a round, holster pistol and go about your business.
Also, the manual of arms is different in one important respect: When you have a chambered round and a loaded magazine, and you wish to unload, there is more to do.
Running the SP5K demands a unique manual of arms. The gun hangs underneath the strong side armpit and pivots instantly into action.
It includes the manual of arms for the revolver--including Inspection Arms, which is called "Draw pistols" in this manual.
"I asked the colonel (Paul O'Shaughnessy) if they followed the 1767 Manual of Arms, and he said yes.
Angled rear serrations aid in the weapon's manual of arms and, bucking a trend toward forward serrations, the slide is instead slightly relieved on either side for perhaps that purpose.
While the gun may look complicated, the manual of arms is actually pretty simple.
Now that the president of the Russian Federation, judo master Vladimir Putin, has published his own manual of arms, body skills may be returning to the world stage.
The manual of arms is an odd hybrid between a German MP40 and a Browning 1919.
It shares the same manual of arms as the duty sidearm, and the same ammunition.

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