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fire at will

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fire at will!

  1. (military) Fire when ready. A command that allows troops to use weapons at their discretion and choose their own targets, allowing the individual soldier a greater freedom of timing the shot with breathing, target movement and similar.

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  • In contrast, the plain command fire means to open fire at once.

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