Physical and Psychological Effects of Weather on Marines

a. Wind. Marines can shoot effectively in windy conditions if they apply a few basic techniques and develop the proper mental attitude. The Marine can combat the wind in a number of ways:

(1) Make subtle changes to the basic shooting positions, such as increasing muscular tension, to reduce movement of the rifle.

(2) Seek support to stabilize the rifle.

(3) Hold the shot and apply the fundamentals during a lull in the wind.

(4) Fire one well-aimed shot rather than two.

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