Gun Drill

Sailors performing gun drills aboard the Bulgarian gunboat Nadezhda, c.1900-12. Author unknown, believed to be public domain.

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Practice with your weapons is crucial for every gun crew, and the principle of the drill has changed little, if at all, over the centuries. Crews drill to load, aim, and fire their weapon quickly and efficiently. The specifics change with new technology, but the core concepts remain the same today.