Precaution in Firing

Precautions to be taken in firing and handling of ammunition in the field, as prescribed in chapter 1 and in AR 385-63, TM 9-1300-206 and TM 43-0001-27, apply generally. In addition, observe the following:

a. Do not fire ammunition until it has been identified by ammunition lot number, and until TB 91300-385 has been checked to determine whether lot has been suspended or restricted.

b. Do not fire cartridges which have been mashed or perforated, or those having loose bullets or projectiles.

c. Never use armor-piercing (AP, API and APIT) ammunition in training demonstrations involving manned tanks and vehicles.

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