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Drill Bits: Ready… High or Low?

By Brad Ireland. 4th VA, Co. A

There has been much debate at our drill sessions on the use of the “High Ready” verses the “Low Ready”. Much of the discussion has centered around the statement “depends on if this is your first fire”. This statement is incorrect per Gilhams Manual. There are two ready positions in the book described as follows:

1. Ready from the position of prime
2. Ready from the position of shoulder arms.

 

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