Essay on Securing Military Gear

5035 Words Jan 17th, 2012 21 Pages
Importance of Securing Items
The definition of sensitive items is anything that considered classified or a mission essential item. They range anywhere from protective wear, maps, patrol routes, nods (night vision goggles) or simply your weapon. The meaning of securing your sensitive items mainly is maintaining accountability for opsec (operation security), mission success and a soldiers overall readiness. If an item is lost and the enemy gets his/her hands on that item it could compromise the mission at hand or give them intelligence on the items we as soldiers use each day. Using habits and exercising the securing of sensitive items will make it possible for the soldier and his or her team to operate at the top performance. Operational
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There are multiple pieces on an M4 which is a gas operated air cooled magazine fed selective fire shouldered fired weapon with a telescoping stock, a shorted variant of the M16A2 rifle the M4 has a 14.5 in barrel, allowing its user to better operate in close quarters combat, the M4 has selective fire options including semi-automatic and three round burst while the M4 has the capability to fire fully automatic instead of three round burst , the carbine is also capable of mounting an M203 grenade launcher which has a nine inch barrel as opposed to the standard 12 inch barrel of the M203 used on the M16 series. With that said there are many parts on the weapon that are very crucial to making the weapon function which are as follows, the carbine gas tube, weld spring, delta ring, barrel indexing pin, barrel extension, barrel nut, M4 barrel, the thermoset hand guard, charging handle latch toll pin, charging handle latch, charging handle latch spring, charging handle, firing pin, bolt carrier key screw, bold carrier key, firing pin retaining pin, cam pin, bolt carrier, extractor pin, ejector roll pin, ejector spring, bolt gas rings, bolt, extractor spring, extractor spring insert, extractor, ejector, carbine buffer spring, six position carbine receiver extension, buffer assembly, pin butt stock slide lock, lock pin spring, telestock latch, lock pin nut, roll pin, receiver extension nut, collar butt stock tube lock, buffer retainer,

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