Presenting the Rifle From the Tactical Carry

The Marine uses the Tactical Carry when no immediate threat is present. This carry permits the rifle to be easily carried for long periods of time, but it does not permit the quickest presentation to a target. If the situation changes and a target presents itself, a Marine performs the following steps to present the rifle from the Tactical Carry once a target appears:

i Extend the rifle toward the target keeping the muzzle slightly up so the buttstock clears all personal equipment. Continue to look at the target. i At the same time, place the rifle in Condition 1. Two methods can be used to place rifle in Condition 1 if it is in Condition 3:

n Grip the pistol grip firmly with the right hand. Pull the charging handle with the left hand to its rearmost position and release (see fig. 7-1).

Grip the handguards firmly with the left hand. Pull the charging handle with the right hand to its rearmost position and release (see fig. 7-2).

Figure 7-2. Pulling Charging Handle with Right Hand.

i As the rifle is being presented, take the rifle off safe and place the trigger finger on the trigger (see figs. 7-3a, 7-3b, and 7-3c on page 7-2). i Level the rifle while pulling it firmly into the pocket of the shoulder to obtain proper stock weld. Do not move the head down to meet the stock of the rifle.


If the rifle is in the shoulder properly, the aiming eye will be able to look through the rear sight as soon as the stock makes contact with the cheek.

i As the sights become level with the aiming eye, visually locate the target through the rear sight aperture. As the rifle sights settle, shift the focus back to the front sight post to obtain sight alignment, and place the tip of the post center mass on the target to obtain sight picture.

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