correctly, you are not concentrating properly on sight
alignment and trigger squeeze.
REVIEW 5 QUESTIONS
Q1. When you have properly aligned your sights,
what is the relationship between the front sight
and the rear sight?
Q2. The distance between your eye and the rear sight
is referred to as the _____________.
Q3. Why is it sometimes necessary to blacken sights
during sighting and aiming exercises?
Q4. List the three standard positions for shooting.
Q5. List the three sitting positions for shooting.
Q6. What is the single most important factor in good
Q7. What does the acronym BRASS mean?
Q8. When sighting with a pistol, how should the top
of the front sight align with the rear sight?
In this chapter, you have learned about various
small arms used by the Navy. You may never have the
occasion to use small arms; then again you may use
them every day in your routine aboard a ship. It is
imperative that when using small arms, you ALWAYS
abide by all prescribed safety precautions. The use of
safety equipment is also essential. Respect small arms,
but dont be afraid of them. They can be your best source
of personal defense in times of trouble if handled
properly. All the small arms used by the U.S. Navy are
manufactured to have a high degree of reliability if they
are cared for and maintained properly. Proper
maintenance could mean the difference between your
small arm working properly or jamming at critical
Take advantage of every opportunity you may have
of going to a rifle or pistol range. The more familiar you
become with small arms, the better you will be able to
handle them safely. The more you shoot, the better you
REVIEW 1 ANSWERS
A1. When handling a firearm, you should never
carry the weapon by the muzzle.
A2. The protective gear you should wear when firing
a weapon includes
a. hearing protection and
b. safety goggles.