Weak Side Sling Arms Transport Muzzle Down

The weak side sling arms (muzzle down) transport can be used in inclement weather to keep moisture out of the rifle's bore. To assume this transport from the tactical carry, a Marine performs the following steps (see fig. 3-23):

l Release the hold on the pistol grip. l With the left hand, rotate muzzle down and bring the rifle to a vertical position on the left side of the body. The pistol grip is pointed outboard. l With right hand, place sling on left shoulder. l Grasp sling above the waist with the left hand. l With the left hand, apply downward pressure on the sling. This stabilizes the rifle on the shoulder.

Cross Body Sling Arms Transport

A Marine uses the cross body sling arms transport if he requires both hands for work. The rifle is slung across the back with the muzzle up or down. Normally, the rifle is carried with the muzzle down to prevent pointing the muzzle in an unsafe direction.

To assume a cross body sling transport, a Marine performs the following steps from weak side sling arms (muzzle down) (see fig. 3-24):

Figure 3-23. Weak

Side Sling Arms Transport (Muzzle Down.)

Cross Body Sling ArmsSling Arms Position

With the right hand, grasp the sling. With the left hand, grasp the handguards. Pull up on the rifle with both hands. Slide the sling over the head.

Position the rifle so that it rests comfortably across the back.

To assume a cross body sling transport, a Marine performs the following steps from strong side sling arms (muzzle up) (see fig. 3-25):

With the left hand, grasp the sling.

With the right hand, grasp the pistol grip. Pull up on the rifle with both hands. Slide sling over head. Position the rifle so that it rests comfortably across the back.

Note

Ensure the muzzle of the rifle is maintained in a safe direction when assuming this transport.

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  • donna
    Is strong side sling arm muzzle up or down?
    4 years ago
  • Jodi MacDonald
    Which sling arm for inclement weather?
    2 years ago

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