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What is the weight of the M9 pistol with an empty magazine?
2.1 Pounds
Describe the M9 pistol.
The M9 pistol is a 9-mm, semiautomatic, magazine fed, recoil-operation, double-action weapon chambered for the 9-mm cartridge.
Describe the magazine for the M9.
A standard staggered box magazine designed to hold 15 rounds
What is the weight of the M9 pistol with a 15 round magazine?
2.6   pounds (FM 3-23.35 June 2003 / 1-1 / PDF 10)
What is the basic load of ammunition for the M9?
45 Rounds
How many rounds can a magazine designed for the M9 hold?
15 Rounds
What are the two types of ammunition used by the M9?
  1. Cartridge, 9-mm ball, M882 with/without cannelure).
  2. Cartridge, 9-mm dummy, M917.
What Field Manual covers the M9?
FM 3-23.35
What are the proper clearing procedures for the M9?
  1. Place the decocking/safety lever in the SAFE down position.
  2. Hold the pistol in the raised pistol position.
  3. Depress the magazine release button and remove the magazine from the pistol.
  4. Pull the slide to the rear and remove any chambered round.
  5. Push the slide stop up, locking the slide to the rear.
  6. Look into the chamber to ensure that it is empty.
What are the steps required to perform a function check for the M9?
  1. Clear the pistol in accordance with the unloading procedures.
  2. Depress the slide stop, letting the slide go forward.
  3. Insert an empty magazine into the pistol.
  4. Retract the slide fully and release it. The slide should lock to the rear.
  5. Depress the magazine release button and remove the magazine.
  6. Ensure the decocking/safety lever is in the SAFE position.
  7. Depress the slide stop. When the slide goes forward, the hammer should fall to the forward position.
  8. Squeeze and release the trigger. The firing pin block should move up and down and the hammer should not move.
  9. Place the decocking/safety lever in the fire POSITION.
  10. Squeeze the trigger to check double action. The hammer should cock and fall.
  11. Squeeze the trigger again. Hold it to the rear. Manually retract and release the slide. Release the trigger. A click should be heard and the hammer should not fall.
  12. Squeeze the trigger to check the single action. The hammer should fall.
What are the steps to the cycle of operation of the M9?
  1. Feeding
  2. Chambering
  3. Locking
  4. Firing
  5. Unlocking
  6. Extract ing
  7. Ejecting
  8. Cocking
How do you perform immediate action for the M9?
  1. Ensure the decocking/safety lever is in the FIRE position.
  2. Squeeze the trigger again.
  3. If the pistol does not fire, ensure that the magazine is fully seated, retract the slide to the rear, and release.
  4. Squeeze the trigger.
  5. If the pistol again does not fire, remove the magazine and retract the slide to eject the chambered cartridge. Insert a new magazine, retract the slide, and release to chamber another cartridge.
  6. Squeeze the trigger.
  7. If the pistol still does not fire, perform remedial action.
How do you perform remedial action for the M9?
  1. Clear the pistol.
  2. Inspect the pistol for the cause of the stoppage.
  3. Correct the cause of the stoppage, load the pistol, and fire.
  4. If the pistol again fails to fire, disassemble it for closer inspection, cleaning, and lubrication.
What are the major components of the M9?
  • Slide and Barrel assembly
  • Recoil spring and Recoil Spring guide
  • Barrel and LockingBlock Assembly
  • Receiver
  • Magazine
What is the maximum range of the M9?
What is the maximum effective range of the M9?
50 meters
What are the three safety features found on the M9?
  1. Decocking
  2. Safety Lever
  3. Firing Pin Block

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