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Sling Arms from Order Arms

STEP I

1. Platoon, ATTENTION. AT EASE. The next movements, which I will name, explain, have demonstrated, and which you will conduct practical work on, are sling arms from order arms, order arms from sling arms, and adjust slings.

2. Sling arms is used as the primary carry position for the rifle. Order arms from sling arms is used to return the rifle to the position of attention. Adjust slings is used to loosen or tighten the sling.

3. The commands for these movements are Sling, ARMS; Unsling, ARMS; and Adjust, SLINGS.

4. Sling, ARMS; Unsling, ARMS; and Adjust, SLINGS are two-part commands, Sling, Unsling, and Adjust are the preparatory commands, ARMS and SLINGS are the commands of execution.

5. When given, these commands are as follows: Sling, ARMS. Unsling, ARMS. Adjust, SLINGS.

STEP II

6. Demonstrator, POST. I will use the talk-through method of instruction.

7. From order arms with the sling(s) loose, the command is Sling, ARMS. On the command of execution ARMS of Sling, ARMS, grasp the barrel of the rifle with the right hand and raise it vertically. Grasp the sling near the upper sling swivel with the left hand and release the right hand. Place the right hand and arm between the sling and rifle and place the sling over the right shoulder. Regrasp the sling with right hand so that the wrist is straight, the right forearm is horizontal, the elbow is tight against the side, and the rifle is vertical. Release the grasp of the left hand and return it sharply to the left side as in the position of attention.

8. To return the rifle to order arms with the sling tight, the command is Adjust, SLINGS. On the command of execution SLINGS of Adjust, SLINGS, reach across the body with the left hand and grasp the sling at the right shoulder. Release the grasp of the right hand from the sling and remove the rifle from the shoulder. Then, grasp the barrel of the rifle with the right hand and raise it vertically. With the left hand, place the butt of the rifle on the right hip and cradle it in the crook of the right arm. Use both hands to tighten the sling on the ejection port side. Grasp the barrel of the rifle with the right hand and guide the rifle to the order arms position as previously described.

9. From order arms with sling(s) tight, the command is Sling, ARMS. On the command of execution ARMS of Sling, ARMS, grasp the barrel of the rifle with the right hand and raise the rifle vertically. With the left hand, place the butt of the rifle on the right hip, cradle the rifle in the crook of the right arm, and use both hands to adjust the sling. Grasp the sling with the left hand near the upper sling swivel and execute sling arms as previously described.

10. To return the rifle to order arms from sling arms, with slings loose, the command is, Unsling, ARMS. On the command of execution ARMS of Unsling, ARMS, reach across the body with the left hand and grasp the sling at the right shoulder. Release the grasp of the right hand from the sling and remove the rifle from the shoulder. Grasp the rifle barrel with the right hand, release the left hand grasp of the sling, and guide the rifle to the order arms position as previously described.

11. If an element is at order arms with the sling loose and the commander wants the sling to be tightened, he commands Adjust, SLINGS. On the command of execution SLINGS of Adjust, SLINGS, tighten the sling and guide the rifle to order arms as previously described.

12. NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, armed elements of a formation fall in at order arms with slings loose.

13. At normal cadence, these movements would look as follows: Sling, ARMS. Adjust, SLINGS. Sling, ARMS. Unsling, ARMS. Adjust, SLINGS. AT EASE.

14. What are your questions pertaining to these movements when executed at normal cadence or using the talk-through method of instruction?

15. Demonstrator, ATTENTION. You will now become my assistant instructor. FALL OUT.

STEP III

16. Platoon, ATTENTION. I will use the talk-through method of instruction.

NOTE: Paragraph 11 should be a note, candiate should not execute that movement. Proponency haven’t made the change yet. Also the last command giving at normal cadence should be Unsling, Arms not adjust slings.


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