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Load an MK 19 40 mm grenade machine gun

Station N - MK 19 40 mm GRENADE MACHINE GUN - Point N-1

TASKS: 1. Load an MK 19 40 mm grenade machine gun.

2. Correct malfunctions on an MK 19 40 mm grenade machine gun.

3. Unload and clear an MK 19 40 mm grenade machine gun.

TEST CONDITIONS: During daylight, given an assembled and cleared MK 19 40 mm grenade machine gun mounted on a tripod with the T&E mechanism and a belt of dummy ammunition.

TEST STANDARDS: Load and begin firing the machine gun within one minute, apply immediate action within ten seconds when a stoppage occurs, and unload and clear the machine gun within one minute.

MANUAL CROSSWALK: This task is based on FM 23 27 and has been modified for the EIB test with the addition of the time standard.

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR POINT: An assembled MK 19 40 mm grenade machine gun (tripod mounted with T&E mechanism), a five round belt of dummy MK 19 40 mm grenade machine gun ammunition, and a pencil or pen, a field table, a stopwatch, a clipboard, earplugs, and FB Form 20 33.3 R.

SITE SETUP: Ensure the site provides an MK 19 40 mm grenade machine gun with dummy ammunition. The selected site should be relatively level, and the tripod mounted gun should be well emplaced to keep the weapon from moving during the test.

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES: Say to the candidates--

"Let me have your attention. At this point you must load an MK 19 40 mm machine gun, perform immediate action on an MK 19 40 mm machine gun, and unload and clear an MK 19 40 mm machine gun. You will load and fire the MK 19 40 mm machine gun on automatic within one minute.

"When a stoppage occurs, you must apply immediate action within ten seconds and continue with the test.

"You must unload and clear the MK 19 40 mm machine gun within one minute. You will receive an assembled and cleared MK 19 40 mm machine gun, a belt of linked 40 mm ammunition, and a requirement to expend all rounds in the belt. Do you understand what you must do?"

If anyone has questions, repeat the instructions but do not elaborate on what you have read.

Pause five seconds and then say--

"BEGIN."

Allow the candidate to continue for one minute and then say--

"STOP. You have ten seconds to apply immediate action to clear a stoppage. BEGIN"

Allow the candidate to continue for ten seconds and then say--

"STOP. You have one minute to unload and clear the MK 19 40-mm machine gun. BEGIN"

Allow the candidate to proceed for one minute and then say --

"STOP"

"STOP. You now have two minutes to assemble the M9 pistol and perform a function check. You may use only the equipment found on the ground cloth beside your weapon. Place the assembled weapon on the ground cloth after you complete the assembly and function check. Do you understand what you must do?"

If anyone has questions, repeat the instructions but do not elaborate on what you have read.

Pause five seconds and then say--

"BEGIN"

Allow the candidates to proceed for two minutes and then say "STOP"

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