Section I Stoppages Immediate Actions And Remedial Actions

A stoppage is cleared through immediate or remedial action. Immediate action is the action taken to reduce the stoppage without investigating the cause. The gunner takes remedial action if immediate action does not end the stoppage. Remedial action has three parts: the gunner first unloads and clears the MK 19, identifies the problem, and then applies corrective action to fix the problem. If the MK 19 still does not fire, or cannot be repaired at the user level, contact the unit armorer.


Immediate action is different during peacetime and combat.

a. Immediate Action During Peacetime and Training. The gunner does the following immediate action to reduce a stoppage during peacetime.

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