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A warning message is an operation procedure, practice, or condition that may result in injury or

Death

A caution message is an operating procedure, practice, or condition that may result in damage to

Equipment

A note is an operating procedure, practice, or condition that is essential to

Emphasize

The first Universal Safety Rule is: "Treat every weapon as if it were loaded."

True

Three important safety considerations are: Be sure of the target, what is beyond the target, and
the maximum range of the weapon being used.

True

Which safety rule listed below is incorrect.

Keep your finger on the trigger when carrying the weapon.

The command for taking the weapon from Condition 4 to Condition 1 is Lock and Load.

False

What is the Maximum Effective Range (in meters) of the M9 Service Pistol?

50

What causes the upper surface of the extractor to protrude from the right side of the M9 Service
Pistol slide?

A chambered round

Which M9 Service Pistol operational term describes rearward movement of slide overriding the
hammer and forcing the hammer into its most rearward position?

Cocking.

This safety feature moves the firing pin striker out of alignment with the firing pin and prevents
the M9 Service Pistol from firing as the hammer moves forward.

Decocking/Safety Lever

What is the Maximum Effective Range (in meters) of the M9 Service Pistol?

50

What is the Maximum Range (in meters) of the M9 Service Pistol?


1800

What caliber is the M9 Service Pistol?

35

The three M9 Service Pistol safeties are Decocking/safety lever, Firing pin block, and

Half-cock notch

The life expectancy of the M9 Service Pistol is:

15,000 rounds

What causes the upper surface of the extractor to protrude from the right side of the M9 Service
Pistol slide?

A chambered round

What is the maximum number of cartridges held by the M9 Service Pistol magazine

15

Which of the following statements is correct for locking the M9 Service Pistol slide to the rear with
a magazine inserted?

Slide is pulled to the rear and stop is engaged automatically.

Identify the slide position after last round is fired.

It is locked fully to the rear.

Correctly identify the 3 Major component assemblies of the M9 Service Pistol

Magazine Assembly., Slide and Barrel., Receiver.

From the list below select all of the components that are part of the Magazine Assembly.

Rounds Indicator, Floor Plate, Retaining Plate, Follower, Magazine Spring, Magazine
Tube

The Slide and Barrel assembly serve as the support for all major components and controls the
action of the pistol.

False

Which M9 Service Pistol operational term describes rearward movement of slide overriding the
hammer and forcing the hammer into its most rearward position?

Cocking.

During this cycle, this action starts the extraction and ejection cycle of operation while
compressing the recoil spring.
Unlocking

The __________ is attached to the M9 Service Pistol frame

Ejector

This safety feature moves the firing pin striker out of alignment with the firing pin and prevents
the M9 Service Pistol from firing as the hammer moves forward.

Decocking/Safety Lever

This safety feature interrupts the forward movement of the hammer during a mechanical failure or
if the trigger finger is stopped or slips off the trigger during trigger squeeze.

Half-Cock Safety Notch

This internal safety feature prevents the weapon from firing fully automatic when the slide does
not return to the full battery position due to a pistol, magazine, or ammunition malfunction.

Disconnector

This safety feature prevents movement of the firing pin until the trigger is pulled.

Firing Pin Block

A red dot is visible, indicating the M9 Service Pistol is ready to fire, when the safety lever is in this
position.

Up

When is the disassembly button pressed

Prior to rotating disassembly lever down.

Number the steps necessary to reassemble the M9 Service Pistol from fieldstrip in their order of
completion.

1. Insert muzzle of the barrel assembly into the foward open end of the slide. At the
same time, lower the rear of the barrel assembly by aligning the extractor cutout
with the extractor. The locking block will fall into the locked position in the slide.
2. Replace recoil spring and recoil spring guide into slide. Compress assembly by
pushing into slide from rear end. It should rest on barrel.
3. Place slide onto frame, and align track in slide with track in frame. Push slide to rear.
4. Push takedown lever up.

A safety check should be performed

anytime the weapon is reassembled

When is the disassembly button pressed

Prior to rotating disassembly lever down.


Number the steps necessary to disassemble the M9 Service Pistol in their order of completion.

Clear/unload pistol. Allow slide to return fully forward.

Hold pistol with muzzle slightly elevated. With forefinger, press disassembly button on right side.

With thumb, rotate assembly lever on left side downward

Pull slide and barrel assembly forward and remove from receiver.

Slightly compress and lift recoil spring and spring guide from slide. Allow recoil spring to expand slowly.

Separate recoil spring from spring guide.

Push in on locking block plunger while pushing barrel forward slightly. Lift and remove barrel assembly from slide.

Before disassembly, ensure that decocking safety lever is in FIRE (up) position.

False

To remove the floorplate, either use the tip of the 9mm round or use the barrel locking block
plunger.

True

Do not allow hammer to fall with full force by pulling trigger when slide is removed as damage to
receiver may occur. If necessary, hammer should be lowered manually.

True

You don't have to read through entire disassembly procedure before attempting it.

False

Number the steps necessary to reassemble the M9 Service Pistol from fieldstrip in their order of
completion.

Insert muzzle of the barrel assembly into the forward open end of the slide. At the same time, lower the rear of the
barrel assembly by aligning the extractor cutout with the extractor. The locking block will fall into the locked position in
the slide.

Replace recoil spring and recoil spring guide into slide. Compress assembly by pushing into slide from rear end. It
should rest on barrel.

Place slide onto frame, and align track in slide with track in frame. Push slide to rear.

Push takedown lever up.

After insertion, magazine spring tension must be maintained using the index finger.

False
Place lips of magazine tube on hard surface during reassembly

False

The last step for the assembly from fieldstrip is to insert the magazine into the well of the M9
Service Pistol carefully. A click indicates the locked position is achieved.

True

Number the steps necessary to reassemble the M9 Service Pistol magazine in their order of
completion.

Insert the follower into the top coil of the magazine spring

Insert the magazine spring with follower into magazine tube.

Turn the magazine bottom up with the back side against the palm of the hand.

Attach and center the floorplate retainer to bottom spring coil.

Push and hold the magazine spring and floorplate retainer down. At the same time, slide floorplate over the side walls
until fully seated.

A safety check should be performed __________.

anytime the weapon is reassembled

The last step of the safety/function check is to release trigger; click should be heard. Hammer
should not fall.

False

An important part of the first step is to check the chamber and magazine well to ensure no
ammunition is present.

True

The M9 Service Pistol is mission ready after conducting a successful safety/function check.

True

A malfunction causes an interruption in the cycle of operation.

False

Which description below best describes a stovepipe stoppage.

When the pistol fails to eject the casing, causing the brass to be caught between
the chamber and the slide

Engaging the magazine catch while firing is a typical shooter-induced stoppage


True

When not sure why a stoppage has occurred, check for a bore obstruction only after waiting a

minimum of 10 seconds to ensure a HANGFIRE did not occur.

Identify Typical Shooter-Induced Stoppages. Select all that apply.

Failing to reset the trigger., Engaging the magazine release button while firing.,
Failing to make ready, Failing to take the pistol off safe prior to firing., Engaging the
slide stop while firing.

• Load - Take the weapon from Condition 4 to Condition 3.


• Make Ready - Take the weapon from Condition 3 to Condition 1.
• Load and Make Ready - Take the weapon from Condition 4 to Condition 1.
• Fire - Engage the threat.
• Cease Fire - Cease engagement of the threat.
• Unload - Take the weapon from Condition 1 or 3 to Condition 4.
• Unload, Show Clear - With a supervisor, check the weapon to verify that no ammunition is
present before the weapon is put in Condition 4.

• 1.Grab
• 2.Draw
• 3.Smack
• 4.Look and Squeeze

Select, from the list below, the five M9 Service Pistol “Alert Carry” steps that apply

1. Grasp the pistol grip firmly with two hands.


2. Keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
3. Keep the trigger finger straight along the receiver.
4. Extend the arms downward at a 45-degree angle to the body.
5. Ensure the pistol is on safe.

Which pistol carry method is characterized by extending the arms and raising the pistol to just
below eye level?

Ready

Which pistol carry method is used when there is no target, but contact with the enemy is
imminent.

Ready

Reducing the silhouette of the armed sentry due to the strong side angle of the body is an
advantage associated with which shooting stance?

Weaver shooting stance


Which is not an advantage of the Weaver pistol shooting stance?

Provides quicker target acquisition

When is a loaded chamber indicator check made?

After a round has been chambered

Which procedure causes a round to be chambered?

Make Ready.

A round can remain chambered in the M9 Service Pistol after removal of the magazine.

True

Which procedure is associated with the following steps:

1. Ensure the pistol is in Condition 4.


2. With the firing hand firmly gripping the pistol and the pistol pointed in a
safe direction, rotate the pistol so the magazine well is inboard and clearly
visible. Draw the firing elbow in to facilitate control of the pistol, keeping
the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
3. With the non-firing hand, remove a filled magazine from the ammunition
pouch. To ensure the magazine is filled, slide the index finger along the
forward edge of the magazine until the finger is touching the tip of the
round. This step is referred to as indexing the magazine. The extended
finger can also act as a guide in lining the magazine up with the magazine
well.
4. Insert the filled magazine into the magazine well, verifying orientation of
magazine with index finger. With fingers extended, push the magazine with
the heel of the hand until it is fully seated. Do not relinquish control of the
magazine until it is fully seated.
5. The weapon is now in Condition 3.

LOAD

1. With the firing hand firmly gripping the pistol, ensure the pistol is on safe
by pressing the decocking/safety lever down.
2. Rotate the pistol so the magazine well is pointed inboard and angled down.
3. Depress the magazine catch to remove the magazine from the pistol. Catch
the magazine with the non-firing hand and stow on person.
4. Push upward on the slide stop with the firing thumb while maintaining
pressure. Rotate the pistol so the chamber is outboard.
5. Reach over the top of the pistol with the non-firing hand and grasp the
slide serrations. The non-firing hand should partially cover the ejection
port, positioned to catch an ejected round.
6. With the pistol pointed in a safe direction, fully retract the slide and lock it
to the rear. At the same time, catch the ejected round with the non-firing
hand.
7. Rotate the pistol so the inside of the chamber is visible. Visually inspect the
magazine well and chamber to ensure they are empty
UNLOAD

1. Firmly grip the pistol with the firing hand. Ensure the pistol is pointed in a
safe direction, with the slide in the forward position.
2. To facilitate pulling the slide to the rear, rotate the magazine well
outboard. With the fingers and thumb of the non-firing hand, grasp the
serrated sides of the slide just forward of the safety.
3. Pull the slide to its rearmost position by pushing forward with the firing
hand while pulling back on the slide with the non-firing hand.
4. Release the slide. This action will strip a round from the magazine and
chamber it as the slide moves forward.
5. Check to ensure a round has been properly chambered by checking the
extractor/loaded chamber indicator on the right side of the pisto

MAKE READY

What is the first step performed by the person receiving the weapon in a Show Clear transfer?

Ensure the pistol is in condition 4, with the slide locked to the rear.

Which step is common to both the individual transferring the weapon and the individual receiving
the weapon.

Visually inspect the pistol to ensure it is safe and clear.

In the Administrative Transfer the M9 Service Pistol condition Is

Condition 4 with the slide locked to the rear.

Which method of transporting the M9 Service Pistol is commonly used when enemy contact is
remote?

Holster

• Load - Take the weapon from Condition 4 to Condition 3.


• Make Ready - Take the weapon from Condition 3 to Condition 1.
• Load and Make Ready - Take the weapon from Condition 4 to Condition 1.
• Fire - Engage the threat.
• Cease Fire - Cease engagement of the threat.
• Unload - Take the weapon from Condition 1 or 3 to Condition 4.
• Unload, Show Clear - With a supervisor, check the weapon to verify that no ammunition is
present before the weapon is put in Condition 4.

• 1Grab
• 2Draw
• 3Smack
• 4Look and Squeeze
When unloading and reloading in a tactical situation the user should maintain ____ percent of
vision on the weapon and ____ percent on the target.

25 percent on weapon and 75 percent on the target

A weapon should be drawn from the holster quickly and returned quickly

False