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M16/A2

WEAPON

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What is the FM concerning the M16/A2 Rifle? FM 3-22.9
What is the first thing you should do when you handle a weapon? Make sure you clear it
Name the five phases in Basic Rifle Marksmanship 1. Preliminary Rifle Instruction 2. Downrange Feedback 3. Field Fire 4. Advanced Rifle Marksmanship 5. Advanced Optics, Laser and Iron Sights
What is the purpose of a weaponeer? The weaponeer is capable of simulating all of the BRM live fire scenarios without firing rounds. Immediate feedback is available for critiquing the Soldier's application of the integrated act of firing while using the weaponeer device to include misfire
What are the four fundamentals of marksmanship? 1. Steady Position 2. Proper Aim (Sight Picture) 3. Breathing 4. Trigger Squeeze
During Preliminary Marksmanship Training (PMI), what are the only two positions taught 1. Individual Foxhole supported 2. Basic Prone unsupported
What are the two basic elements of the Sight Picture? 1. Sight Alignment 2. Placing of the Aiming Poi
What does the Acronym SPORTS stand for Slap, Pull, Observe, Release, Tap and Shoot
What is remedial action? Remedial action is the continuing effort to determine the cause for a stoppage or malfunction and to try to clear the stoppage once it has been identified.
Describe the proper procedures for applying remedial action with the M16/A2 1. Try to place the weapon on safe 2. Remove the magazine 3. Lock the bolt to the rear 4. Place the weapon on safe if not already done
Describe the proper procedure for applying immediate action with the M16/A2. 1. Slaps gently upward on the magazine to ensure it is fully seated, and the magazine follower is not jammed. 2. Pulls the charging handle fully to the rear. 3. Observes for the ejection of a live round or expended cartridge. (If the weapon fails to ej
Is SPORTS an Immediate or Remedial Action? Immediate action
What is immediate action? Immediate action involves quickly applying a possible correction to reduce a stoppage without performing troubleshooting procedures to determine the actual cause. (SPORTS)
How many times should immediate action be applied to a weapon? Once. (If rifle still fails to fire, apply remedial action)
What is a malfunction? The weapon ceasing to fire due to a stoppage resulting from mechanical failure of the weapon, magazine or ammo.
Name the different categories of malfunctions on the M16/A2. 1. Failure to feed, chamber or lock 2. Failure to fire cartridge 3. Failure to extract 4. Failure to eject
What is stoppage? A stoppage is a failure of an automatic or semiautomatic firearm to complete the cycle of operation
What is the definition of Maximum Effective Range? The greatest distance at which a Soldier may be expected to deliver a target hit.
What does CLP stand for?  Cleaner - It contains solvents that dissolve firing residue and carbon.  Lubricant - It lays down a layer of teflon as it dries to provide lubrication.  Preservative - It prevents rust from forming
Describe the M16/A2 Rifle A 5.56 mm, magazine fed, gas-operated, air-cooled, semiautomatic or three-round burst, handheld, shoulder-fired weapon.
What are the 7 types of ammunition that can be used with the M16/A2 Rifle? 1. M193 – Ball 2. M196 – Trace 3. M199 – Dummy 4. M200 – Blank (Violet tip and 7 petal rose crimp) 5. M855 – Ball (Green Tip) 6. M856 – Tracer (Red Tip) 7. M862 – Short Range Training Ammunition (Plastic with a Blue Tip)
What are the four steps required in order to mechanically zero the M16/A2? 1. Adjust the front sight post (1) up or down until the base of the front sight post is flush with the front sight post housing (2). 2. Adjust the elevation knob (3) counterclockwise, as viewed from above, until the rear sight assembly (4) rests flush
What are the steps required in order to battlesight zero the M16/A2? Adjust the elevation knob (1) counterclockwise, as viewed from above, until the rear sight assembly (2) rests flush with the carrying handle and the 8/3 marking is aligned with the index line (3) on the left side of the carrying handle. Then adjust the
Describe the weights of the M16/A2 Rifle  Without magazine and sling - 7.78 pounds  With Sling and a loaded 20 round magazine - 8.48 pounds  With Sling and a loaded 30 round magazine - 8.79 pounds
Describe the max effective rates of fire for the M16/A2 Rifle.  Semiautomatic - 45 rounds per minute  Burst - 90 rounds per minute  Sustained - 12-15 rounds per minute
What is the muzzle velocity of the M16/A2 Rifle 3,100 feet per second
Describe the ranges for the M16/A2 Rifle.  Maximum Range - 3,600 meters  Max Effective Range for a Point Target - 550 meters  Max Effective Range for an Area Target - 800 meters
Describe the Barrel Rifling for the M16/A2 Rifle Right hand twist 1/7
What is the basic load of ammunition for the M16/A2 Rifle? 210 Rounds total. (7 magazines with 30 rounds in each)
The elevation knob adjusts the point of aim for the M16A2 Rifle how much 300 to 800 meters
What is the overall length of the M16/A2 Rifle? 39.63 inches
What are the 8 steps in the functioning of the M16/A2 rifle? 1. Feeding 2. Chambering 3. Locking 4. Firing 5. Unlocking 6. Extracting 7. Ejecting 8. Cocking
Describe the procedures for clearing the M16/A2 Rifle  Point the muzzle in a designated SAFE DIRECTION. Attempt to place selector lever on SAFE. If weapon is not cocked, lever cannot be placed on SAFE.  Remove the magazine by depressing the magazine catch button and pulling the magazine down.  To lock
What is the weight of the M9 pistol with an empty magazine? 2.1 Pounds
Describe the M9 pistol The M9 pistol is a 9-mm, semiautomatic, magazine fed, recoil-operation, double-action weapon chambered for the 9-mm cartridge.
Describe the magazine for the M9. A standard staggered box magazine designed to hold 15 rounds
What is the weight of the M9 pistol with a 15 round magazine? 2.6 pounds
What is the basic load of ammunition for the M9? 45 Rounds
How many rounds can a magazine designed for the M9 hold 15 Rounds
What are the two types of ammunition used by the M9 1. Cartridge, 9-mm ball, M882 with/without cannelure). 2. Cartridge, 9-mm dummy, M917.
What Field Manual covers the M9? FM 3-23.35
What are the proper clearing procedures for the M9? 1. Place the decocking/safety lever in the SAFE down position. 2. Hold the pistol in the raised pistol position. 3. Depress the magazine release button and remove the magazine from the pistol. 4. Pull the slide to the rear and remove any chambered roun
What are the steps required to perform a function check for the M9? 1. Clear the pistol in accordance with the unloading procedures. 2. Depress the slide stop, letting the slide go forward. 3. Insert an empty magazine into the pistol. 4. Retract the slide fully and release it. The slide should lock to the rear. 5. Dep
What are the steps to the cycle of operation of the M9? 1. Feeding 2. Chambering 3. Locking 4. Firing 5. Unlocking 6. Extracting 7. Ejecting 8. Cocking (FM 3-23.35
How do you perform immediate action for the M9? 1. Ensure the decocking/safety lever is in the FIRE position. 2. Squeeze the trigger again. 3. If the pistol does not fire, ensure that the magazine is fully seated, retract the slide to the rear, and release. 4. Squeeze the trigger. 5. If the pistol
How do you perform remedial action for the M9? 1. Clear the pistol. 2. Inspect the pistol for the cause of the stoppage. 3. Correct the cause of the stoppage, load the pistol, and fire. 4. If the pistol again fails to fire, disassemble it for closer inspection, cleaning, and lubrication
What are the major components of the M9?  Slide and barrel assembly  Recoil spring and recoil spring guide  Barrel and locking block assembly  Receiver  Magazine
What is the maximum range of the M9? 1800 meters
What is the maximum effective range of the M9? 50 meters
What are the three safety features found on the M9? 1. Decocking 2. Safety Lever 3. Firing pin block
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