Figure 3-46.--Sitting position.
this position when engaging targets less than 100 yards
in range and when you are constantly firing and moving.
KNEELING POSITION. The kneeling position
(fig. 3-45) is a natural position that can be assumed
quickly. It is suitable for use on level ground or on
ground that slopes upward
SITTING POSITION. There are three variations
of the sitting position: open leg, cross leg, and cross
Figure 3-44.--Standing position.
ankle. The position used depends entirely on the shooter.
For steadiness, the open-leg position (fig. 3-46) is
second only to the prone position. This position is
especially suited for use on ground that slopes
downward. The other two alternate sitting positions are
the cross-legged position (fig. 3-47) and the cross-ankled
position (fig. 3-48).
is trigger control. Everything about your position and
aim may be perfect; but if you do not squeeze the trigger
properly, your shot will not go where you aimed it.
The prime consideration in trigger control is that the
trigger must be squeezed smoothly, gradually, and
evenly straight to the rear. Any sideward pressure,
however slight, applied to the trigger during its rearward
movement will likely result in a wide shot. Similarly,
Figure 3-45.--Kneeling position.
upward or downward pressure on the trigger will result
in high or low shots.
The trigger hand must grasp the stock or pistol grip
STANDING (OFF-HAND) POSITION. The
firmly, but without strain, so the trigger finger will have
standing position (fig. 3-44) is used to engage surprise
proper support in overcoming the trigger weight. An
targets that appear at close ranges. Normally, you use