This website is not affiliated with the U.S. government or military. All proceeds from the operation of this site are donated to veteran and other charities.

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.

2.   Pressed the latch and slid the barrel forward.

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

4.   Inserted the ammunition into the chamber.

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

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