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Stage 1, Slow Standing

The slow standing stage is 10 rounds in 10 minutes, single load, with no sling support. This stage is also know as "offhand".

The photograph illustrates a proper offhand firing position.

Stage Commands

The following sequence of commands is not intended as a guide rather it is a fixed set of words and events to be used exactly by the chief Range Officer or the person conducting the match over the public address system.

#2 Standing
Relay number ___ to the firing line.
This is stage one (1) of the National Match Course, Ten (10) shots for record, slow fire standing, 200 yards.  Time allowed ten (10) minutes.  Your three minute preparation time will commence now.

Your three minute preparation period has ended, for stage one (1) of the National Match Course, ten (10) shots for record, slow fire, standing, 200 yards.  With one round, load.

Is the line ready?  The line is ready!
Ready on the left?  Ready on the right?
All ready on the firing line!
You may commence firing!

Cease fire!  Clear all weapons.
Is the line clear?  The line is (not) clear.
You may move forward to police your brass, (and may remove your equipment from the firing line).

Relay number ___ go down range and paste targets.
(This relay will go down range and remove and replace targets.)