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071-311-2028 (SL1) - Unload an M16-Series Rifle

Standards: Cleared the rifle, removed all ammunition and secured the rifle in the SAFE mode.

Conditions: Given a loaded M16-series rifle from which you must remove the ammunition.

Standards: Cleared the rifle, removed all ammunition and secured the rifle in the SAFE mode.

 

Performance Steps

1.   Point the rifle muzzle in a safe direction.

2.   Remove the magazine from the rifle.

3.   Place the selector lever on SAFE.

4.   Lock the bolt open.

a. Pull the charging handle rearward.

b. Press the bottom of the bolt catch.

c. Return the charging handle to the forward position.

5.   Remove any ammunition from the receiver and chamber.

6.   Press the upper portion of the bolt catch, allowing the bolt to go forward.

7.   Pull the trigger to release the pressure on the firing pin spring.

 

Evaluation Preparation:

Setup: At a test site, provide an M16-series rifle loaded with dummy ammunition. (You can also evaluate the soldier using his individual rifle if loaded. Do not require the soldier to pull the trigger after releasing the bolt.)

Brief Soldier: Tell the soldier to unload the rifle.

 

Performance Measures

GO

NO GO

1.   Pointed the rifle muzzle in a safe direction.

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2.   Removed the magazine from the rifle.

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3.   Placed the selector lever on SAFE.

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4.   Locked the bolt open.

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a. Pulled the charging handle rearward.

 

 

b. Pressed the bottom of the bolt catch.

 

 

c. Returned the charging handle to the forward position.

 

 

5.   Removed any ammunition from the receiver and chamber.

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6.   Pressed the upper portion of the bolt catch, allowed the bolt to go forward.

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7.   Pulled the trigger to release the pressure on the firing pin spring.

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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 the soldier what was done wrong and how to do it correctly.

 

References

 

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Related

 

TM 9-1005-249-10