Standing Position

21 a. Description. The standing position is the quickest position to assume and the easiest to

22 maneuver from. It allows greater mobility than other positions. The standing position is often

23 used for immediate combat engagement. The standing position is supported by the shooter's legs

24 and feet and provides a small area of contact with the ground. In addition, the body's center of

25 gravity is high above the ground. Therefore, maintaining balance is critical in this position.

26 b. Standing Position with the Hasty Sling. Apply the seven factors to this position (paragraph

27 5003c). To assume the standing position with the hasty sling (see figure 5-40):

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