Standing Position with the Hasty Sling

Apply the seven factors to this position (para. 5003). To assume the standing position with the hasty sling (see figs. 5-58, 5-59, and 5-60)—

l Square the body to the target. l Spread the feet apart to a comfortable distance with the left foot slightly in front of the right foot. This distance may be wider than shoulder width. l Distribute the weight evenly over both feet and hips. Balance will shift forward slightly to reduce recovery time and increase the stability of the hold. The legs should be slightly bent for balance. l Grasp the pistol grip with the right hand and place the rifle butt in the right shoulder pocket. l Bring the rifle sights up to eye level instead of lowering the head to the sights and place the cheek firmly against the stock. Ensure the head is erect so the aiming eye can look through rear sight aperture. l Rotate the left hand up, pinching the handguard between the thumb and forefinger. l The left hand will be under the handguard with the thumb on the outboard side of the handguard.The left hand will not grasp the slip ring or magazine. The magazine must be on the inside of the left arm. l Hold the right elbow in a natural position. l Adjust the position of the left hand on the hand-guard to allow the sling to support the weapon and front sight to be centered in the rear sight aperture.

To adjust for elevation:

l Move left hand rearward or forward on handguards

(moving the hand rearward elevates the muzzle). l Open or close the "V" of the left hand for small adjustments (closing the "V" elevates the muzzle). l Adjust the position to adjust sling tension. Moving the left elbow out or squaring the body more to the target tightens the sling.

To adjust for a minor cant in the rifle, rotate the hand-guard left or right in the "V" formed by the thumb and forefinger by rotating the pistol grip left or right.

Low Kneeling With The Hasty Sling

Figure 5-56. Medium Kneeling Position. Low Kneeling Position

Standing Position with the Hasty Sling

Standing Position with the Hasty Sling

Figure 5-58. Left View. Figure 5-59. Front View. Figure 5-60. Right View.

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