Technique for the knee-disabled


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igor
July 29, 2003, 07:30 AM
The excellent discussion on the use of slings and my recently acquired Saiga have led me to seek advice on rifle shooting technique between prone and standing upright:

there are re-made ACL's in both my knees, with titanium screws and scar tissue abound. I can bend neither of my legs so that I could rest my weight through my butt to my feet in a kneeling position, either heel can only be brought to a 15-30 cm distance from the heinies and bear no weight there.

I can kneel on one knee, though, and just for negotiating barriers, using cover etc. use the technique with the pistol. There can be no supporting arm support for the rifle that way, I can't bring enough weight to the front for that.

Rice paddy prone or just a wide squat can only go so long as well and be very temporary because I have to remain there on sheer muscle tension. Sitting with my knees bent to 90 degs in front seems workable, but takes getting used to - any suggestions as to what to concentrate on? Any other ideas?

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