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071-325-4401 (SL1) - Perform Safety Checks on Hand Grenades

Standards: Inspected the grenade for defects; identified and corrected defects, if possible. Reported and turned in grenades that had defects you could not correct. Identified each grenade by type and correctly attached grenades to ammunition pouch.

Conditions: Given any standard issue U.S. hand grenade with extra safety clips and load-carrying equipment (LCE).

Standards: Inspected the grenade for defects; identified and corrected defects, if possible. Reported and turned in grenades that had defects you could not correct. Identified each grenade by type and correctly attached grenades to ammunition pouch.

Performance Steps

1.   Identify the grenades listed in table 071-325-4401-1 by type, color, markings, and usage.

Table 071-325-4401-1. Hand Grenades

Type

Color/Markings

Use

M67 Fragmentation

OD with yellow marking.

To disable or kill personnel. Explodes 4 to 5 seconds after safety lever is released

M18
Colored Smoke

OD with color of smoke on top

To signal personnel.

M34
WP Smoke

Light green, yellow band, red marking. "OLD MARKING" light gray, yellow band, yellow printing.

To signal personnel. Produces casualties up to 35 meters away.

AN-M8
HC Smoke

Light green, black marking, white top.

To screen, (provide concealment).

AN-M14 TH3
Incendiary

Light red with black lettering.

To destroy equipment and start fires.

AB M52A2 CS
Riot Control

Gray, red band(s) and markings

To control riots or disable individuals without serious injury.

2.   Inspect hand grenades for defects; correct defects, if possible.

a. Check the fuse to ensure it is screwed tightly on the body of the grenade.

b. Check the safety clip to ensure-

(1)  It is present.

(2)  It is in the correct position.

Note. Perform step 2c only if necessary.

c. Replace missing safety clips.

(1)  Slide the clip onto the handle.

(2)  Attach the loop portion of the clip around the fuse.

(3)  Snap the clip end around the safety lever.

d. Check the safety pin.

(1)  Ensure the clip is in the correct position. If not in position, carefully push it into place while holding the safety lever down.

(2)  Ensure the clip is not bent. If it is bent, carefully bend it back in position.

e. Check the safety ring for cracking and reject the grenade with a cracked safety ring.

f.  Check grenades for dirt. Wipe dirty or grimy grenades with a cloth.

g. Turn in defective grenades.

WARNING: Do not attempt to modify a grenade. Do not attempt to defuse a grenade. Do not attempt to remove a grenade found upside down in its packing container. Do not handle a dud grenade. Do not attach grenades to clothing or equipment by the pull ring.

3.   Attach the grenade to an ammunition pouch.

a. Attach the grenade to the new style pouch.

(1)  Slip the grenade safety lever over the small strap (sewn to each side of the ammunition pouch).

(2)  Push the grenade down until it is firmly seated against the side of the pouch.

(3)  Ensure the pull ring is pointed downward.

(4)  Wrap the carrying strap around the fuse including both the safety lever and the pull ring.

b. Attach the grenade to the old style pouch.

Note. A small strap is sewn to each side of the pouch.

(1)  Slip the safety lever over the strap and push the grenade down until it is firmly seated against the side of the pouch.

(2)  Ensure the pull ring is pointed downward, wrapping the carrying strap around the fuse, including the safety lever and pull ring.

4.   Check grenades occasionally while moving to ensure the fuse is tight and the strap is secure.

Evaluation Preparation: 

Setup: Provide the following six inert hand grenades: M67 fragmentation grenade, M18 colored smoke grenade, M34 WP smoke grenade, AN-M8 HC smoke grenade, AN-M14 TH3 incendiary grenade, and ABC-M25A2 CS riot-control grenade. The soldier being tested is not required to identify the grenades alphanumeric nomenclatures. Secure a number of inert hand grenades that contain at least two of the following defects:

1. The fuse is unscrewed from the body of the grenade.

2. A loose safety clip.

3. A partially removed and/or bent safety pin.

4. A cracked safety pin.

5. A broken safety lever.

6. A dirty grenade.

Ensure that you know the defects present in each grenade before testing the soldier.

Brief Soldier: Tell the soldier he must identify each hand grenade. Tell the soldier to inspect the grenade and to correct the defects where possible. If the soldier discovers a defect that cannot be corrected, he must tell you the defect and that the grenade should be turned in. Tell the soldier to attach a grenade to his ammunition pouch.

Performance Measures

GO

NO GO

1.   Identified each of the following grenades:

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a. Fragmentation grenade.

 

 

b. Riot control grenade.

 

 

c. White phosphorus (WP) grenade.

 

 

d. HC (white) smoke grenade.

 

 

e. Colored smoke grenade.

 

 

f.  Incendiary grenade.

 

 

2.   Inspected the grenade.

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a. Checked that the fuse was screwed in tightly on the body of the grenade.

 

 

b. Checked the position of the safety clip.

 

 

c. Checked the safety pin. If wrongly positioned, carefully pushed it into place while securely holding the lever down. If bent, carefully bent it back into position.

 

 

d. Checked the safety ring for cracking and rejected the grenade with a cracked safety ring.

 

 

e. Checked for dirt and wiped the grenade clean, if dirty.

 

 

f.  Turned in defective grenades.

 

 

3.   Attached the grenade to the ammunition pouch.

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a. Checked the fuse for tightness.

 

 

b. Slipped the grenade safety lever over the strap on the side of the ammunition pouch with the pull ring or safety pin pointing downward.

 

 

c. Wrapped the carrying strap around the neck of the fuse including the safety lever and the pulled ring, snapped the carrying strap to the carrying sleeve.

 

 

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

 

 

TM 9-1330-200-12