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071-004-0003 (SL1) - Load an M9 Pistol

Standards: Correctly loaded the magazine and ammunition into the pistol; ensured safety lever was in the safe position.

Conditions: Given an unloaded M9 pistol and a separate magazine loaded with M9 ammunition.

Standards: Correctly loaded the magazine and ammunition into the pistol; ensured safety lever was in the safe position.

Performance Steps

WARNING: The M9 pistol has single- and double-action firing modes. When the safety is set to FIRE, squeezing the trigger will automatically cock and fire the pistol (this is the double-action mode).

Keep your finger away from the trigger until you intend to fire

1.   Place safety lever in SAFE position.

2.   Insert the loaded magazine into the pistol magazine well until you hear a click when the magazine seats fully.

3.   Point the pistol in a safe direction (usually at the target or skyward).

4.   Retract the slide fully and release it. This strips a cartridge from the magazine and chambers it.

Evaluation Preparation: 

Setup: At the test site, provide the equipment listed in the task conditions . Use dummy rounds to evaluate this task.

Brief Soldier: Tell the soldier to load the M9 pistol so it will fire a round when he squeezes the trigger.

Performance Measures

GO

NO GO

1.   Placed the safety lever in SAFE position.

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2.   Inserted the loaded magazine into the magazine well.

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3.   Pointed the pistol in a safe direction (usually at the target or skyward).

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4.   Retracted and released the slide to chamber a cartridge from the magazine.

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Evaluation Guidance:  Score the soldier GO if all performance measures are passed. Score the soldier NO GO if any performance measure is failed. If the soldier scores NO GO, show him what was done wrong and how to do it correctly.

References

 

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Related

 

 

TM 9-1005-317-10