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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:

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.

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.

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

 

 

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