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Perform operator maintenance on an M9 pistol

Station O - M9 Pistol - Point O-1

TASKS: 1. Perform operator maintenance on an M9 pistol.

2. Perform a function check on an M9 pistol.

TEST CONDITIONS: During daylight, given an M9 pistol and M4 cleaning rod.

TEST STANDARDS:

1. Within one minute, correctly disassemble the M9 pistol.

2. Within two minutes, correctly assemble the M9 pistol and perform a function check.

SOLDIER'S MANUAL CROSSWALK: This task is based on TM 9-1005-317-0.

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR POINT: An M9 pistol for each candidate, M4 cleaning rod for each pistol, stopwatch, and FB Form 20 32 R.

SITE SETUP: Place M9 pistol on the ground with the bipod extended. Lay out a ground cloth at each weapon with an M4 cleaning rod on the ground cloth.

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES: Say to the candidates--

"Let me have your attention. At this point, you must perform operator maintenance on an M9 pistol and perform a function check on an M9 pistol. The purpose of this is to determine your ability to perform operator maintenance on an M9 pistol. You will show the scorer that you can disassemble, assemble, and perform a function check on the weapon. The weapon must pass a function check.

"You have one minute to disassemble the M9 pistol. You may use only the equipment that you will find on the ground cloth beside your weapon. Place the disassembled parts on the ground cloth as you remove them. 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 one minute and then say--

"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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