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071-311-2127 (SL1) - Load an M203 Grenade Launcher

Standards: Inserted ammunition into the chamber without damaging the equipment or injuring personnel. Followed all safety procedures in accordance with TM 9-1010-221-10.

Conditions: Given an M203 grenade launcher, ammunition, and a requirement to load the weapon.

Standards: Inserted ammunition into the chamber without damaging the equipment or injuring personnel. Followed all safety procedures in accordance with TM 9-1010-221-10.

Performance Steps

WARNING: Keep muzzle down range and clear of all troops.

1.   Ensure that the safety switch is in the SAFE ("S") position until ready to fire.

2.   Depress the barrel latch.

3.   Slide the barrel assembly forward (extraction and cocking automatically take place during this step).

4.   Before loading, make sure that the bore and chamber are clean and dry.

5.   Insert the ammunition into the chamber.

WARNING: Do not fire pyrotechnic ammunition made for the AN-M8 pyrotechnic pistol in the M203 grenade launcher. Make sure you have the right ammunition. Never load aircraft ammunition M384 (HE) or M385 (practice). It could result in serious injury.

6.   Slide the barrel closed until it locks and clicks.

Evaluation Preparation: 

Setup: At the test site, in an outside field environment, provide all equipment and materials listed in the task condition statement.

Brief Soldier: Tell the soldier to load the M203 grenade launcher and to perform all steps correctly.

Performance Measures                                   

GO

NO GO

1.   Ensured that the safety switch was in the SAFE ("S") position until ready to fire.

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2.   Pressed the latch and slid the barrel forward.

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3.   Before loading, made sure that the bore and chamber were cleaned and dried.

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4.   Inserted the ammunition into the chamber.

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5.   Slid the barrel closed until it locked and clicked.

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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

 

Required

Related

 

 

FM 23-31

 

 

TM 9-1010-221-10