Moving Forward into Position

To move forward into the prone position, the Marine performs the following steps:

l With the hasty sling donned, stand erect and face the target, keeping the feet a comfortable distance apart (approximately shoulder width). l Place the left hand on the handguard, the right hand on the pistol grip.

l Lower yourself into position by dropping to both knees (see fig. 5-17).

Figure 5-17. Dropping to Both Knees.

l Then shift the weight forward to lower the upper body to the ground using the right hand to break the forward motion. See figure 5-18.

Figure 5-18. Moving Forward Into Position. Dropping Back into Position

It may be necessary to drop backward into position to avoid crowding cover, or to avoid covering uncleared terrain. To drop back into the prone position, the Marine performs the following steps:

Figure 5-18. Moving Forward Into Position. Dropping Back into Position

It may be necessary to drop backward into position to avoid crowding cover, or to avoid covering uncleared terrain. To drop back into the prone position, the Marine performs the following steps:

l Face the target.

l Place the left hand on the handguard, the right hand on the pistol grip. l Squat to the ground and break the fall with either hand (see fig. 5-19). l Kick both legs straight to the rear (see fig. 5-20). l If the fall was broken using the left hand, reestablish the hasty sling.

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