Supported Standing

The supported standing position provides greater mobility than the other positions and usually provides greater observation of the enemy. The supported standing position is effectively used behind high cover (e.g., window, over a wall) or narrow cover (e.g., tree, telephone pole).

l To assume the supported standing position, the Marine leans his body forward or against support to stabilize the weapon and the position.

i Support the position by placing the handguards, the forearm, or the magazine on or against support. In addition, the position (e.g., the side of the body) may rest against support (see fig. 6-29).

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