Some gun gurus call the high ready position the “high Sabrina.” The picture above illustrates their point, although Sabrina [left] is the only one not in any danger of blowing her colleagues’ head off. That said, the imfdb.org still highlights the fact that gun positioning is situationally dependent. On a boat, up. In a helicopter, down. These days, most gun slingers go for a compressed high ready (gun straight back to the chest), assuming they’re in the midst of combat and, hopefully, headed for or behind cover or concealment. It’s [allegedly] better for close quarters combat. (Not forgetting the physically awkward but strategically valuable retention position.) There are those who continue to prefer low ready. Which is your default position and why don’t basic firearms courses teach this stuff?