- "They needs persuasion, mates...Fire at will!"
- ―Pirate Captain
Fire at will! was a phrase most commonly said by pirates, meaning to fire when ready. A command that allows troops to use weapons at their discretion and choose their own targets. This allows the individual soldier a greater freedom of timing the shot with breathing, target movement and similar. In contrast, the command fire means to open fire at once.
Behind the scenes
- In the 2012 attraction The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow, after Davy Jones says "Fire at will!", Jack Sparrow made a reference to Will Turner by saying, "Will?! Where are you, young William. Show yourself!"