Pistol marksmanship by United States. Marine Corps
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Figure 2-27. No Round in Magazine or Chamber. Fire the pistol. Audible Pop or Reduced Recoil Figure 2-25. Round in Magazine but Not in Chamber. If a round being chambered is not observed, the bottom of the magazine is tapped to seat it properly, and the slide is racked to the rear. See figure 2-26. If there is no round in the magazine or chamber, a reload is conducted. See figure 2-27. WARNING When an audible pop or reduced recoil is experienced, the Marine DOES NOT perform remedial action unless he is in a combat environment.
Place the right thumb on the safety. Place the heel of the left hand on the exposed portion of the pistol grip in the pocket formed by the fingertips and heel of the right hand. There should be maximum contact between the pistol grip and the hands. Wrap the fingers of the left hand over the fingers of the right hand. Ensure both thumbs rest on the left side of the pistol and point toward the target. Apply equal pressure on both sides of the pistol to allow for the best management of recoil. Note: Ensure the left thumb does not apply excessive pressure to the slide stop or slide.
The point of the left elbow extends just slightly past the left knee. However, depending on the need for stability or observation of the enemy, the elbow does not have to rest on the knee. Figure 4-10. Weaver High Kneeling. Medium kneeling: the right ankle is straight with the foot stretched out and the bootlaces in contact with the deck. The left leg is bent at the knee, the left foot flat on the deck. The right shin may be angled to the body to create a tripod of support for the position. See figure 4-11.