MIL Setting up a M16 Qual range

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  1. shiba

    shiba Active Member

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    Never had to set one up in my career so I'm looking for some pointers. Anything I need to look out for or any steps that must be taken?

    My thought process is, reserve the zero and qual range, arrange for the issuing and turn in of ammo, identify key NCOs and medics and then let the NCO handle the safeties and actual training. Am I missing anything?
     
  2. JoJoFine

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    m16's? I'm the only guy in my plt still lugging one around. I miss my M14

    you have to do a safety/risk analysis too
     
  3. burn__

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    your risk management worksheet will probably need to be signed by higher. at least thats how ours work whenever we shoot live rounds.
     
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    Coordinate with the ASP, make sure all the paperwork is straight and make sure the guys picking it up are certified to pick up and transport the ammo. Just get with your support company about that. Also have to determine needs for ammo because you will be zero'ing and then qualifying. Make sure your safety personnel have been qualified, RSOI or the equivalent for your post. Need an NCOIC for the range. Can't think of anything else right now.
     
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    Why is it you are doing this without knowing how to do this?



    ^perfectly worded military question
     
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    :rofl: so true.
     
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    You have to have at least one person Hazmat certified to transport ammo/explosives, you can take the certification class online. Print out the certificate and have it with you at the ASP.
     
  9. tan koi

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    Do you need an ambulance (military) on site?
     
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    Where are you?
     
  12. Blackfox

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    You need a military vehicle designated to be the ambulance for the range.
     
  13. burn__

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    id just get with the range cadre and get a list of everything that needs to happen.
     
  14. shiba

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    Fort Dix.

    I just transfered into a brand new reserve BN that just stood up so its kind of difficult to get any information at all.
     
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    If you have any questions on ammo needs ask me. I'll need your unit size. The range is very easy to run.

    You should be giving the initial overall safety brief, and then from there just supervise.
     
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    Give everyone 18 rounds to zero (or less), then kick them off to retrain if they can't. Run it in shifts. Nobody walks off the range until everyone does. Shuttling people on and off the range will waste a ton of time. Ensure they fire the third table from the kneeling position, even if they said they never had to do this before (if you are Army).
     

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