(2) Short-range Engagements. At shorter ranges, the enemy must be engaged quickly before it engages the Marine. As the size of the target increases, and the distance to the target decreases, sight alignment becomes less critical to accuracy. At very short ranges, a deviation in sight alignment can still produce accurate results as long as the tip of the front sight post is in the rear sight aperture and on the target (see figure 4-10). The time required to engage a target is unique to each individual. Although a Marine must engage the target rapidly, some semblance of sight alignment is still required to be accurate.
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