I can remember too many hours sitting around a pile of ammo cans “jamming mags”, stripper clips, single rounds, delinking machine gun ammo, relinking ammo for M-60’s It’s a ZEN moment.
To the original question, I was teaching this thin little blonde bundle of energy and could not for some reason explain to her the “squat” utilized in shooting and movement with pistol or rifle/carbine. She was a cheerleader, I asked her what movements she knew that required her to be in a precise place precisely placed. She talked about “the plant” prior to “throwing” another cheerleader to the top of a pyramid. I asked her to demonstrate. Low and behold it it was feet shoulders width apart, slightly squatted and leaning forward. She opined that if I ran at her and could get my foot in her hands she could throw me 6’ in the air, I did not question or challenger her. We just had to get her hands from a cupping motion to a draw motion. After a little hand work she developed one of the best “base stances” I have yet to see. In a foreign environment, translation is key.