MIL question for armorers (to settle an argument with a friend)

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  1. potam

    potam que pasa?

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    when turning an m16/m4 into the arms room, why do you put the weapon on fire and squeeze the trigger?
     
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    mangid OT Supporter

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    allow bolt to return to forward position so you can put it on safe
     
  3. potam

    potam que pasa?

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    :hsugh:
     
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    mangid OT Supporter

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    then again i dont know a god damn thing about guns


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    Off Memento Mori

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    u serious nga?
     
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    hitzchicky New Member

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    everytime i've ever turned a weapon in it was left on fire. you put it on safe when you take it out.
     
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    hitzchicky New Member

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    so that the hammer falls.
     
  8. potam

    potam que pasa?

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    someone explain why so i can punch my friend in the dick
     
  9. potam

    potam que pasa?

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    yes, but why is that important? (lel the spring)
     
  10. cossack

    cossack Resident thread killer

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    because you haveing the hammer cocked all the time puts pressure on the spring and will wear it out, if it gets too worn out you can have a misfire. where the round is hit but not hard enough to ignite the primer.
     
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    wtf
     
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    thekinggovernor OT Supporter

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    you hand your weapon is with it on fire?????
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    or

    who was phone?
     
  14. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Who pulls the trigger when they turn a weapon in? If the weapon is being turned in after being cleaned a functions check is the last step performed prior to turn-in. For all other purposes use the clearing barrel, close the dust cover, place weapon on safe, and hand to armorer butt first.
     
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    To show that it is not loaded? I dunno, Our m16's get turned in bolt open so the armory peeps can ensure it is clear......
     
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    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    I have seen that technique also. Lock the bolt to the rear and hand butt first.
     
  17. Jabbermewmew

    Jabbermewmew OT Supporter

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    In army basic and AIT we always turned it on fire and and pulled the trigger before handing it in, and I just went through last year. I'm not sure why exactly, but Cossack's explanation sounds legit
     
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    we hand it in with the bolt back so they can verify it is clear and safe before you remove it from the clearing barrel.. then you hand it to them butt first.

    then again we are navy, and we get to shoot the M16 once a year for requal and never again :(
     
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    bolt open, weapon on safe. I just did this two weeks ago.
     
  20. Scroder

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    Yep did that every day for 7 years. The armorer will than release the bolt forwad, but thats not how it is turned in
     
  21. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    on a recruit level course they clear it themselves, afterwards you clear it in from of them, hand it in on fire, when you get it back you treat it as if loaded and clear it again. Though in an infantry battalion this is much less formal.
     
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    wtf kind of units are you with, handing a weapon switched to fire position? :ugh::nuts:
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    well you've cleared it in front of them, its actually part of the drill when handing a rifle over to hold the bolt to the rear and have the other person check the chamber, complete the drill, at which point the bolt will be at the forward position, on fire, give it to them, and by the book the other should do the same when you draw it again.

    but this is in communist canada so :dunno:
     
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    every unit i've been in we've put it back in on fire. :dunno:
     

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