Received an email from a friend of mine in the Army that surprised me and I would like to check on its veracity. He just did his first IDPA course at my suggestion. He told me that Army do alot of training with "cold" (unloaded) weapons. That isn't news, hopefully everyone who handles weapons does a lot of dryfire and cold weapon training. He also told me that all military rangework is done cold. In fact, military personnel never practice drawing, tactical maneuveres, barricade, etc with live weapons. He said the IDPA course is the first time he had ever drawn a loaded weapon or run with a loaded weapon in his hand. This was news to me. Is it true? He also said he thinks the Marines do the same, is that true?