Presenting the Rifle From the Weak Side Sling Arms Transport

The hasty sling should be maintained while presenting the rifle from this transport. To present the rifle from Weak Side Sling Arms, a Marine performs the following steps once a target appears:

i While looking at the target, lean forward slightly to facilitate removal of rifle from the shoulder. i Grasp the sling with the right hand to prevent the rifle from falling off the shoulder.

Grasp handguards with left hand (the index finger points toward the muzzle). See figure 7-6. Rotate the rifle counterclockwise while extending the muzzle toward the target.

Continue extending the rifle toward the target to ensure the rifle clears all personal gear. Grasp the charging handle with the right hand and pull it to its rearmost position and release (see fig. 7-7).

Establish a firing grip with right hand while keeping the trigger finger straight along the receiver. Take the rifle off safe and place the trigger finger on the trigger (see figures 7-3a, 7-3b, and 7-3c).

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.

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Figure 7-7. Clearing Gear and Grasping the Charging Handle.

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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  • eulalia
    Why is weak side sling arms transport?
    4 years ago

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