* Weapons used in this demo are the Mosin Nagant M91/30 and the S&W Sigma SW40VE. All safety checks were performed, and double checked prior to handling. It is stressed that you check, and double check your weapon before any handling begins. * SAFETY SAFETY SAFETY Here's a quick visual of the basic rifle stance when not using cover. This is a stance that is easy to obtain, and is best used when engaging targets at 200 meters or less. First picture is in the ready position (without sling). I am from the school of thought that the muzzle is down at all times until you are ready to engage the target. Since you are responsible for 100% of the rounds fired 100% of the time, it is safer to have an accidental discharge into the ground, instead of sending the round airborne, where you have no idea where the round will end up. The following picture is in the aiming / active engagement position. There is nothing extremely technical about this position. Remember a few key thoughts. 1. Bring the rifle to your head, not your head to the rifle. 2. Establish a good stock-weld, and try to achieve that same stock weld position every time you raise your rifle to fire. 3. Lean forward (be aggressive in your stance), and keep your feet at least shoulder width apart. This gives you a stable firing platform. 4. Learn to fire with both eyes open. It is critical that you maintain situational awareness during your course of fire.