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071-325-4407 (SL1) - Employ Hand Grenades

Standards: Threw the hand grenade to hit the target, prevented endangering yourself for more than five seconds.

Conditions: Given an offensive (concussion), riot-control, smoke, or incendiary grenade with a time-delay fuse and load-carrying equipment (LCE).

Standards: Threw the hand grenade to hit the target, prevented endangering yourself for more than five seconds.

Performance Steps

1.   Position your body in a comfortable and natural position.

a. Make sure you are in a covered position.

b. Look at the target and judge the distance to the target.

c. Align your body with the target as if you are going to throw a football or baseball.

Note. This is body target alignment.

2.   Grip the hand grenade as follows:

a. Hold the safety lever down with your thumb.

b. Keep the pull ring and safety clip (if present) free and facing your throwing hand.

3.   Arm the grenade.

a. Remove the safety clip.

Note. Hold the safety lever down by your thumb. This keeps the pull ring and safety clip free and facing the non-throwing hand.

b. Pull the pin.

4.   Confirm body target alignment.

a. TARGET-Troops in the open. EFFECTIVE ENGAGEMENT-Within five meters of center.

b. TARGET-Troops with overhead cover. EFFECTIVE ENGAGEMENT-Inside the enclosure.

c. TARGET-Troops dug in without overhead cover. EFFECTIVE ENGAGEMENT-Inside the position.

5.   Toss the grenade using an overhand movement. Release the grenade when it comes into your field of vision ensuring that you-

a. Keep your eyes on the target.

b. Follow through your throwing motion.

c. Take cover, exposing yourself to fire for no more than five seconds.

6.   Return to the position behind cover until the grenade detonates, exposing yourself for no more than five seconds at any one time.

7.   Detonate the grenade within the effective bursting radius of the target.

Evaluation Preparation: 

Setup: At the test site, provide the soldier with five dummy grenades to engage the targets. Provide targets of troops in the open, troops with overhead cover, or troops dug in without overhead cover.

Brief Soldier: Tell the soldier to fasten four of the grenades to the ammunition pouches on his LCE and to hold one in his hand. Tell the soldier that at least one grenade must detonate within the effective bursting radius of the target. Tell the soldier not to expose himself for more than five seconds at any one time.

Performance Measures

GO

NO GO

1.   Positioned body in a covered position, aligned as if to throw a football or a baseball.

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2.   Gripped the hand grenade, held the safety lever down with thumb, kept the pull ring free, and faced throwing hand.

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3.   Armed the grenade by removing the safety clip and the pull ring.

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4.   Confirmed body target alignment by looking at the target.

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5.   Threw the grenade overhand while keeping eyes on the target.

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6.   Returned to the position behind cover until the grenade was detonated, prevented exposure of self for no more than five seconds at any one time.

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7.   Detonated the grenade within the effective bursting radius of the target.

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Note. The soldier will not be scored a NO GO for a target until he has thrown all five grenades.

 

 

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