Simple, standard fire commands are needed to avoid confusion and misunderstanding during practice record fire and record fire.
FIRERS, ASSUME A GOOD SUPPORTED (PRONE UNSUPPORTED) POSITION. SCORERS, POINT OUT THE LIMITS OF YOUR LANE. FIRERS, LOCK YOUR FIRST MAGAZINE, LOAD. WATCH YOUR LANE. CEASE FIRE. CLEAR ALL WEAPONS. Record fire.
FIRERS, ASSUME A GOOD SUPPORTED (PRONE UNSUPPORTED) POSITION. SCORERS, POINT OUT THE LIMITS OF YOUR LANE. FIRERS, LOCK YOUR FIRST 20-ROUND MAGAZINE, LOAD. WATCH YOUR LANE. CEASE FIRE. CLEAR ALL WEAPONS. Field Firing Exercises
Simple, standard fire commands are needed to avoid confusion during field firing exercises. Commands for exercises from stationary positions are as follows:
FIRERS, ASSUME A GOOD (_)POSITION.
LOCK ONE MAGAZINE OF (_)ROUNDS, LOAD.
READY ON THE RIGHT?
READY ON THE LEFT?
THE FIRING LINE IS READY.
PLACE YOUR SELECTOR LEVER ON SEMIAUTOMATIC.
WATCH YOUR LANES.
CEASE FIRE. LOCK YOUR WEAPONS. (Place the selector lever in the SAFE position.)
Repeat the first seven commands above, or give the following commands:
Commands for conduct of firing are minimal and standard. The proper commands are listed in the following paragraphs. Preliminary commands to describe the particular exercise may be used.
The range officer relays his commands either by radio or telephone to the pit NCOIC so he can keep abreast of the conduct of fire. Before each firing exercise, the range officer informs the pit NCOIC of the next exercise and any special instructions for target operation -- for example, The next firing will be for zero. Mark targets after each three-round group shot, or for slow fire, The next firing will be ten rounds, slow fire. Mark targets after each shot."
RATELOs relay commands to the pits and pass on special instructions to target operators as requested by the assistant instructors. RATELOs never identify a firer on a certain firing point. The command MARK TARGET NUMBER. indicates that the target has been fired upon but has not been withdrawn for marking.
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