Originally Posted by FloridaConfederate
I did not mean to imply a 2-band vs 3 band differential or that as a matter of couse, " live " weapons were used in drill.
Training accidents did occur then, as now.
I will try to find the citations and get them to you. ( A lot of this is from personal narrations and I don't have them specifically catalogued in this area )
The point I was trying to make was that as reenactors, generally, we do not have access to the quantity, if not the quality, of instruction in the use of these arms.
Sorry about any confusion on that point.