USMC Weapons Knowledge

 

M-16A2 Service Rifle-

 

*1.    Maximum Range:  3,534 meters

*2.    Maximum effective range, point target:   550 meters

*3.    Maximum effective range, area target:   800 meters

*4.    Rapid rate of fire:   12-15 rounds per minute

*5.    Sustained rate of fire:   10-12 rounds per minute

  6.    Immediate action:   Tap, Rack, Bang

  7.    Remedial action:   SPORTS, Seek cover, Pull charging 

         handle to rear, Observe ejection port to see if a cartridge

         case is ejected, Release charging handle to chamber a

         new round, Tap the forward assist to ensure that the bolt

         is fully forward, Sight and attempt to fire

  8.    Three weapons carries:   Tactical, Ready, Alert

  9.    Four safety rules:   1) Treat every weapon as if it were

         loaded, 2) Never point your weapon at anything you do  

         not intend to shoot, 3) Keep your finger straight and off  

         the trigger until you are ready to fire, 4) Keep your    

         weapon on safe until you intend to fire

  10.  Four weapons conditions:   Condition 4- Weapon on safe,

         bolt home on an empty chamber, no magazine inserted,

         ejection port cover closed; Condition 3- Weapon on safe, 

         bolt home on an empty chamber, magazine inserted, 

         ejection port cover closed; Condition 2- DOES NOT

         APPLY; Condition 1- Weapon on safe, round in chamber,  

         bolt home, magazine inserted, ejection port cover closed

 

M203-

 

*1.    Maximum Range:   400 meters

*2.    Maximum effective range, point target:   150 meters

*3.    Maximum effective range, area target:   350 meters

 

M249 SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon)-

 

*1.    Maximum range:   3,600 meters

*2.    Maximum effective range, point target:   800 meters

*3.    Maximum effective range, area target:   1,000 meters

*4.    Rapid rate of fire:   200 rounds per minute

*5.    Sustained rate of fire:   85 rounds per minute

*6.    Maximum grazing fire:   600 meters

*7.    Definition of grazing fire:   The distance a round will

         travel a meter off the deck before gravity begins to pull

         the round to the ground

  8.    Immediate action:   Pull bolt to the rear, observe for

         feeding and ejecting, return cocking handle to front, if

         brass was ejected, sight in and attempt to fire, IF NO

         BRASS WAS EJECTED, REMEDIAL ACTION

  9.    Remedial action:   Pull bolt to the rear, return cocking

         handle to front, weapon on safe, clear the weapon (open

         feed cover and tray, remove objects causing stoppage,

         close feed tray, replace ammunition on feed tray, close

         feed cover), weapon on fire, sight in and attempt to fire

  10.  Four weapons conditions-   Condition 4- Bolt forward,

         Chamber empty, feed tray clear of ammunition (magazine

         removed); Condition 3- Bolt forward, chamber empty,

         safety on, ammunition in position on feed tray (or

         magazine inserted); Condition 2- DOES NOT APPLY;

         Condition 1- Bolt locked to the rear, safety on,   

         ammunition in position on feed tray (or magazine

         inserted)

 

M9 Service Pistol-

 

*1.    Maximum effective range:   50 meters

*2.    Maximum range:   180 meters

  3.    Immediate action:   Tap, Rack, Bang

  4.    Remedial action:   SPORS:   Seek cover, Pull the slide all 

the way to the rear and attempt to lock the slide to the rear,    Observe

for a round or brass, Release the slide by depressing the slide stop,

 Sight in and attempt to fire.

  5.     Weapons conditions:   Condition 4- Magazine removed,

 slide forward, chamber empty, and safety on. Condition3- Magazine

 inserted, slide forward, chamber empty, and safety on.

Condition 2- Does not apply to the M9 service pistol. Condition 1-

Magazine inserted, slide forward, round in chamber, hammer down,

and safety on.

 

M18A1 Claymore Mine-

 

*1.    Maximum effective range:   250 meters

*2.    Angle from mine to kill zone:   60 degrees

*3.    Backblast angle:   180 degrees

*4.    Backblast distance:   Danger area = 16 meters

         Caution area = 100 meters

 

 

 

 

 

 

AT-4-

 

*1.    Maximum effective range:   300 meters

*2.    Minimum range:   10 meters

*3.    Maximum range:   2,100 meters

*4.    Backblast angle:   90 degrees

*5.    Backblast distance:   Danger area = 5 meters

         Caution area = danger area + 55 meters = 60 meters

 

M240G-

 

*1.    Maximum effective range-   1,800 meters

*2.    Rapid rate of fire-   200 rounds per minute

*3.    Sustained rate of fire-   100 rounds per minute

*4.    Maximum range-   3,725 meters

*5.    Maximum grazing fire-   600 meters

  6.    Five main groups-   Buttstock group, Operating group,

         Trigger housing group, Barrel group, and Receiver   

         group

  7.    Immediate action:   Pull bolt to the rear, observe for

         feeding and ejecting, return cocking handle to front, if 

         brass was ejected, sight in and attempt to fire, IF NO

         BRASS WAS EJECTED, REMEDIAL ACTION 

  8.    Remedial action:   Pull bolt to the rear, return cocking

         handle to front, weapon on safe, clear the weapon (open

         feed cover and tray, remove objects causing stoppage,

         close feed tray, replace ammunition on feed tray, close

         feed cover), weapon on fire, sight in and attempt to fire

 

MK153 SMAW (Shoulder-Launched Multipurpose

Assault Weapon)-

 

*1.    Maximum effective range, HEDP:   250 meters

*2.    Maximum effective range, HEAA:   500 meters

*3.    Maximum range:   1,800 meters

*4.    Minimum range:   10 meters

*5.    Backblast angle:   60 degrees

*6.    Backblast distance:   Danger area = 30 meters

         Caution area = danger area + 60 meters =  90 meters

         ***ALWAYS WEAR EARPLUGS WHEN FIRING***

 

TOW Missile (Tube-Launched, Optically Tracked,

Wire-Guided Missile)-

 

*1.    Maximum effective range:   3,750 meters

 

Grenades-

 

Fragmentation Grenades (M61 & M67)-

 

*1.    Average distance thrown:   40 meters

*2.    Kill radius:   5 meters

*3.    Casualty radius:   15 meters

*4.    Color/markings:   Olive drab, single yellow band at the top

 

Chemical Smoke Grenades (M15, AN-M8 HC, & M18)-

 

*1.    Average distance thrown:   30 meters (35m for M18)

*2.    Emission time:

            M15:   60 seconds

            AN-M8 HC:   105 to 150 seconds

            M18:   50 to 90 seconds

*3.    Color/markings:

            M15 & AN-M8 HC:   Light green body with black markings and a white top

            M18:   Olive drab body with the top indicating the smoke color

 

Riot Control Grenades

 

--(ABC-M7A2 & ABC-M7A3)

*Contains CS as a filler

 

*1.    Average distance thrown:   40 meters

*2.    Emission time:   15 to 35 seconds

*3.    Color/markings:   Gray body with a red band and red markings

 

--(ABC-M25A2)

*Grenade is a bursting munition

 

*1.    Average distance thrown:   50 meters

*2.    Burst radius:   5 meters

*3.    Color/markings:   Gray body with a red band and red markings