Engaging Immediate Threat Targets

Immediate threat target engagement is characterized by short-range engagement (i.e., less than 50 meters) with little or no warning which requires an immediate response to engage an enemy. This type of engagement is likely in an urban, jungle, or close quarters environment. If this type of engagement is likely, the large rear sight aperture (0-2) should be placed up to provide a wider field of view and detection of targets. Marksmanship skills include quick presentation and compression of the fundamentals (i.e., quick acquisition of sight picture, uninterrupted trigger control). At close ranges, perfect sight alignment is not as critical to accuracy on target. However, the front sight post must be in the rear sight aperture; proper sight alignment is always the goal.

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