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071-004-0004 (SL1) - Unload an M9 Pistol

Standards: Correctly removed magazine and ammunition from the pistol; removed all the rounds from the magazine; and ensured the pistol safety lever was in the SAFE position.

Conditions: Given an M9 pistol loaded with rounds.

Standards: Correctly removed magazine and ammunition from the pistol; removed all the rounds from the magazine; and ensured the pistol safety lever was in the SAFE position.

Performance Steps

WARNING: The M9 pistol will fire single- or double-action mode. With the safety in the FIRE position, squeezing the trigger automatically cocks and fires the pistol. This is the double-action mode of firing the pistol. Keep your finger away from the trigger unless you intend to fire.

1.   Remove the magazine and the ammunition from the pistol.

a. Place the safety lever in the SAFE position.

b. Depress the magazine release button, and remove the magazine from the pistol.

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

d. Retract the slide fully to remove the chambered cartridge.

e. Lock the slide to the rear using the slide stop. Visually inspect the chamber to make sure it is empty.

f.  Release the slide. Ensure the safety lever is in the SAFE position.

2.   Remove the ammunition from the magazine.

a. With one hand, hold the magazine upright, front end forward. With your thumb, firmly press down on the cartridge rim, and push forward. As the cartridge moves forward, tip the forward end of it up and out with your index finger.

b. Repeat the above steps until the magazine is empty.

Evaluation Preparation: 

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

Brief Soldier: Tell the soldier to unload the M9 pistol and remove all ammunition from the magazine.

Performance Measures

GO

NO GO

1.   Removed magazine and ammunition from the pistol.

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2.   Removed ammunition from 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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TM 9-1005-317-10