Fire Position

Fire Position

 

a sector of the terrain occupied by or prepared to be occupied by one or more machine guns, field guns, mortars, tanks, rocket launchers, and other means of concentrating fire.

Fire positions are classified as primary, temporary, and reserve. They are intended, respectively, for performing primary fire missions, for individual (special) missions, and for cases in which it is necessary to maneuver or to abandon the primary fire position. Dummy firing points are set up to confuse the enemy with regard to the number and location of weapons. A distinction is made between concealed fire positions, which are located behind elevations, woods, and other shelters, and open positions, which are designed for direct fire. Fire positions are selected with regard to missions to be performed and terrain conditions; they are then outfitted by engineers and camouflaged.

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First, the safety is slightly noisy and needs nursing forward into the Fire position under field conditions, a common problem.
When rotated to the rear to the fire position, the rearward movement is stopped by a spur sticking up from the bottom part of the hammer.
In this situation, closing the bolt may move the safety to the fire position.
When the bad removable firing pin is put in SAFE (3 o'clock position with the pin retracted), it's actually extended from the breech cap in the FIRE position.
It was just such a situation that led to his passing, when he selflessly moved into a fire position to cover his mates' advance.
The team was unable to observe the individual(s) who fired the mortar but did determine the mortar fire position was within range of the GSR team's MK-19,40-mm grenade launcher.
Move the safety to the fire position to free the sear and make sure the hammer can go to full cock and be released by pulling the trigger.
Both the M240H and M249 should be in either the FIRE position with the bolt fully forward or in the SAFE position with the bolt locked to the rear.
The fire position will be refilled, officials said.
An earlier inquiry established Crook had forgotten to put the catch on, or it had been knocked into the fire position.
In order to set the safety from the fire position to any mode of safe I have to simultaneously close the bolt and push forward on the bolt to get the firing pin rearward enough so the safety can cam over into place.
As the safety handle is rotated to the FIRE position, the aft end of the safety pawl should drop and be distinctly lower than the firing pin pawl.