ready position

ready position

In helicopter operations, a designated place where a helicopter load of troops and/or equipment waits for pick-up.
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Our guns were already drawn, and I was already in a tactical ready position. I was walking at an angle to one suspect, trying to get clear of my sergeant in case I had to shoot.
I worked on hitting the control button on demand from a Ready position and with the gun on target to see exactly how ergonomically the buttons were placed.
DRILL 4: The keeper sets up in a ready position. On the server's command, he drops to the ground in a push-up position, Jumps to his feet, and dives to make a save to the left or right.
SEVEN YARDS--one round, reload, three rounds, 10 seconds from the ready position
The draw bar remains under the hammer until the trigger is released, allowing it to go back to its ready position. The slide has no effect on the readiness of the firing mechanism, allowing for repeated strikes on the primer (should such a thing be necessary) without having to retract the slide to re-engage the striker (as is the case with a Glock).
In his ready position, the QB will have his body under control, his feet about shoulder-width apart under his hips, the knees slightly flexed, and the ball held in both hands at chest level.
Then I bring the pistol to bear on the target from the Low Ready position and dry-fire, maintaining a visual lock on the target throughout the process.
"R-E-A-D-Y!" As I shouted, seven men as one raised their single action .45 Colt sixguns to the ready position. "A-I-M!" Once more seven men in unison stretched out their arms and took aim at the rock in the middle of the mountain in front of us.
We initiate the teaching process with a lesson on the ready position, the proper forehand grip, and the pivot and cross-over step.
Several magazines worth of fast pairs from the ready position at 10 yards grouped into a playing card-sized cluster.
Webster's dictionary defines the word ready as "prepared to act" while the word position is "the way in which a person or thing is arranged." Putting these together, the words "ready position" as they relate to tactical handgunning would be "the way in which a person is arranged so they are prepared to act."