12 After a Marine engages a target, he must immediately search the area and assess the results of his
13 engagement. Searching and assessing enables the Marine to avoid tunnel vision that can restrict
14 the focus so that an indication of other targets is overlooked.
15 a. Purpose. The Marine searches the area for additional targets or for cover. The Marine
16 assesses the situation to determine if he needs to re-engage a target, engage a new target, take
17 cover, assume a more stable position, cease engagement, etc.
18 b. Technique. The Marine moves only as fast as he is capable of delivering well-aimed shots on
19 target. The speed of engagement should not exceed physical abilities. To search and assess, a
20 Marine performs the following steps:
22 • Lower the rifle to look over the sights.
23 • Place the trigger finger straight along the receiver.
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