Apart from Ron who did in WW2 has anyone fired a WW2 era weapon? (Ron have you shot live ammo since 1945 ?) The only one I can think of that I've fired is the Browning 9mm pistol. We fired a few magazines on a range day once. I wasn't very good with it . I was surprised how much it kicked back & to the right . We had the ACF with us on another range day. Wish I could have had a go with the Lee Enfield No 4 they had. At 16 I did think about joining the Junior Leaders RA who in all the leaflets I had about them were equipped with 25 Pdrs. Missed out on that as I went on to do A levels instead. (That was a waste of time.) I imagine most of the replies to this will come from our US members.