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Four Weapon Safety Rules
Treat every weapon as if it were loaded.
Never point a weapon at anything you don't intend to shoot.
Keep your finger straight and off the trigger until you are ready to fire.
Keep weapon on safe until you are ready to fire.
M9 pistol
MRSDC
Magazine fed
Recoil operated
Semi automatic
Double action
Chambered for the 9mm cartridge
Caliber - 9mm Nato
System of Operation - short recoil, semi-automatic
Weight (w/empty magazine) - 33.86 oz
Weight (w/ 15 round magazine) - 40.89 oz
Maximum Effective range - 50 meters
Maximum range - 1800 meters
Magazine - staggered, 15 round capacity
M9 Condition Codes
Condition 4 - magazine removed, chamber empty, slide forward and safety on.
Condition 3 - magazine inserted, chamber empty, slide forward, safety on.
Condition 2 - does not apply.
Condition 1 - magazine inserted, round in chamber, weapon on safe, slide forward, hammer in the forward position.
M9 Immediate and Remedial action
Immediate action is prompt action taken by user to correct stoppage. TAP RACK BANG Tap magazine, rack slide and pull trigger.
Remedial action - take to the armory.
M16A2
LMGAS
Lightweight
Magazine fed
Gas operated
Air cooled
Shoulder fired
Caliber - 5.56mm
System of operation - gas operated, semi automatic, 3 round burst
Weight (w/30 round magazine) - 8.79 pounds
Maximum effective range - 550 meters point target, 800 meters area target
Maximum range - 3600 meters
Magazine - staggered, 30 round capacity
Immediate and remedial action for the M16
Immediate action is prompt action taken by user to correct stoppage. TAP RACK BANG Tap magazine, rack slide and pull trigger.
Remedial action - take to the armory.
M16A2 Condition Codes
Condition 4 - Safety on, magazine removed, the chamber empty, ejection port cover closed.
Condition 3 - safety on, magazine inserted, ejection port cover closed, chamber empty, bolt forward.
Condition 2 - does not apply.
Condition 1 - Safety on, magazine inserted, bolt forward, round in chamber, enjection port cover closed.
M203 grenade launcher
LSBPS
Lightweight
Single-shot
Breech-loaded
Pump action
Shoulder fire attached to the M16
Weight unloaded - 3.0 pounds
Weight loaded - 3.5 pounds
Weight of rifle and grenande launcher with both fully loaded - 11 pounds
Maximum range: 400 meters
Maximum effective range: fire team sized area target - 350 meters. Vehicle or weapon point target - 150 meters
Minimum safe firing range (training) - 165 meters (combat) - 31 meters
Minimum arming range - 14 to 38 meters
Rate of fire - 5 to 7 rounds per minute
M203 grenande launcher
Condition 4 - Chamber clear action is closed, weapon on safe
Condition 3 - Does not apply
Condition 2 - Does not apply
Condition 1 - round in chamber, action is closed, weapon on safe.
Immediate and remedial action for the M203 grenade launcher
Immediate action - Keep weapon trained on the target, shout MISFIRE, clear unnecessary people from the area and attempt to remove round. Wait 30 seconds from the time of failure before opening the breech. Catch the ejected round or reduce the distance of its free fall to the ground. Exercise extreme caution. Determine whether the round or the firing mechanism is defective. Examine the primer to see if it has been dented. If not, the firing mechanism is at fault. Reload and attempt to fire after the cause or the failure to fire has been corrected. If the primer has been dented, separate the round from other ammunition until it can be properly disposed of.
Remedial action - take to armory.
M249 SAW
GAB or MAO
Gas operated
Air-cooled
Belt or Magazine fed
Automatic weapon
Open-bolt position
Weight 17 pounds
Weight with 200 round drum 23.92
Maximum range - 3600 meters
Point target - 800 meters
Area Target - 1000 meters
Grazing fire - 600 meters
Rates of fire: Sustained - 85 rounds per min, no barrel change Rapid - 200 rounds per minute barrel change every 2 min Cyclic - 850 rounds per min barrel change every min
M249 SAW Condition Codes
Condition 4 - Bolt forward chamber empty, safety off, feed tray empty or no magazine inserted, cover closed.
Condition 3 - Bolt forward, chamber empty, safety off, ammunition in position on feed tray or in magazine well, cover closed.
Condition 2 - does not apply.
Condition 1 - Bolt locked to rear, safety on, ammunition in position on feed tray or in magazine well, cover closed.
What are the two most common types of malfunctions of the M249?
Sluggish operation - gun fires very slowly due to excessive friction or loss of gas. Move regulator setting to the number two or three position. Clean, inspect and lube the gun.
Run away gun - gun continues to fire after you release the trigger, Keep pointed down range and let weapon fire off remaining rounds or break the belt of ammunition by twisting.
What is a stoppage?
An interruption in the cycle of operation caused by faulty gun or ammunition.
Hang Fire
Occurs when the cartridge primer has detonated after being struck by the firing pin but some problem with the propellant powder causes it to burn too slowly and this delays the firing of the projectile. Time (5 seconds) is allotted for this malfunction before investigating a stoppage further because of injury to personnel and damage to equipment.
Cook off
Occurs when the heat of the barrel is high enough to cause the propellant powder inside the round to ignite even though the primer has not been struck. Immediate action is completed in a total of ten (10) seconds to ensure that the round is extracted prior to the heat of the barrel effecting it. When the round fails to extract/eject, further action is delayed (15 minutes) if the barrel is hot because the gunner must assume that a round is still in the chamber and could cook off at any time prior to the barrel cooling off.
Procedures. Wait 5 seconds after the misfire to guard against a hang fire.
Within the next 5 seconds (to guard against a cook off).
Procedures for cook off and hang fire
Wait 5 seconds after the misfire to guard against a hang fire.
Within the next 5 seconds (to guard against a cook off).
Stuck Cartridge
Swelling of the cartridge occure when it fires, if excessive cartridge will be fixed tightly in chamber.
Ruptured Cartridge
Cartridge is in a weakened condition after firing.
M240G machine gun
Air BOG
Air cooled
Belt Fed
Open bolt position
Gas operated automatic weapon
Total system weight (gun and tripod) - 45.6 pounds
Weight of machine gun - 25.6 pounds
Ranges maximum - 3,725 meters
Maximum effective - 1800 meters
Grazing fire - 600 meters
Caliber 7.62 mm
Rates of fire: Sustained - 100 rounds barrel change every 10 min
Rapid - 200 rounds barrel change every 2 min
Cyclic - 650 to 950 rounds barrel change every min depending on gas setting.
M240G Condition Codes
Condition 4 - Bolt forward, chamber empty, safety off, feed tray empty, cover closed.
Condition 3 - bolt forward, chamber empty, safety off, ammunition in position on feed tray, cover closed.
Condition 2 - does not apply.
Condition 1 - bolt locked to rear, safety on, ammunition in position on feed tray, cover closed.
Immediate and Remedial action for the M240G machine gun
Same as M249.
M2 .50 CAL machine gun
CRAB
Browning
Belt fed
Recoile-operated
Air-cooled
Crew-served
Capable of single shot as well as automatic fire
Total system weight (gun & tripod complete) - 128 pounds
Maximum range (M2 ball) - 7400 meters
Maximum effective - 1830 meters
Grazing fire - 700 meters
Caliber - 50 caliber
Rates of fire: Sustained - 40 rounds or less per minute
Rapid - more than 40 rounds per min
Cyclic - 450-550 rounds per min.
M2 .50 CAL Conditon Codes
Condition 4 - feed tray is clear of ammunition, chamber empty, bolt foward and bolt latch release lock is up.
Condition 3 - ammunition is in position on feed tray, chamber empty, bolt forward and bolt latch release lock is up.
Condition 2 - does not apply
Condition 1 - ammunition is in position on the feed tray, bolt locked to rear and bolt latch release lock is up.
Immediate and remedial action action for the M2 .50 CAL
Same as other 2 weapons except for cook off - 5 seconds allotted for investigating. If barrel is hot round must be extracted within the next 5 seconds. If barrel is hot and round cannot be extracted within 10 seconds total, it must remain locked in the chamber, with the cover closed, for at least 5 min to allow cooling of the barrel.
MK 19 Machine gun
SelfP Air BB
Self powered
Air cooled
Belt fed
Blowback operated
Designed to deliver accurate, intense, and decisive firepower against enemy personnel and lightly armored vehicles.
Weight of gun - 75.6 pounds
Total - 140.6 pounds
Maximum range (M2 ball) - 2212
Maximum effective - 1500 meters
Grazing fire - 2212 meters
Rates of fire: Sustained - 40 rounds or less per min
Rapid - 60 rounds per min
Cyclic - 325 n-375 rounds per min
MK 19 Condition Codes
Condition 4 - Feed tray clear of ammunition, chamber empty, bolt forward, safety on.
Condition 3 - ammunition in feed tray, charged once, chamber empty, bolt forward, safety on.
Condtion 2 - does not apply.
Condition 1 - ammunition in position of feed tray, charged twice, bolt locked to rear, safety on.