§ Sir T. ESMONDE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War how many 1863W 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?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
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.