toward the target. Keep your left foot at a right angle to
and opposite your right knee, forming a right angle to
the ground with your left leg. Sit back on your right heel,
while shifting the weight forward. Rest your left elbow
just forward of your left knee. Avoid bone-to-bone
contact. Hold your right elbow firmly against your body.
Advantage Stable firing position.
Disadvantage Limited movement for tracking.
The modified kneeling position (fig. 14-40) is the
best for tracking moving targets. To get into this position
for engaging moving targets, first assume the standing
Figure 14-39.--Kneeling position.
position. Kneel on your right knee, keeping the thigh of
your right leg vertical. Keep your buttocks and back
straight. Point your left leg toward the target, keeping
your left foot at a right angle to and opposite your right
knee. Keep your left thigh parallel to the ground. Keep
your elbows tucked against your sides.
Advantage Freedom of movement for tracking.
Disadvantage Unstable firing position.
Use either position when firing at stationary or
moving targets; however, the modified version allows
tracking similar to the standing position. Maximum use
of protective barriers and supported positions is
essential with the kneeling positions to increase stability
and reduce vulnerability.
There are two sitting positions that are suitable for
firing at stationary targets and are more stable than the
should be directly under the front of the launcher,
grasping the carrying sling. Your left elbow should be
1. For the sitting position (fig. 14-41), keep the
placed against your body for stability. Grasp the firing
launcher pointed toward the target and execute a
mechanism with your right hand and keep your right
elbow placed tightly against the body.
Advantages Freedom of movement for tracking
Disadvantage You are a good target.
The kneeling position (fig. 14-39) is similar to the
kneeling supported position for firing a rifle. To assume
this kneeling position, first assume the standing
Figure 14-41.--Sitting position.
position. Kneel on the right knee and point your left leg