Remedial Actions For Clearing A Stoppage

Remedial action requires investigating the cause of the stoppage, clearing the stoppage, and returning the pistol to operation. When performing remedial action, seek cover if the tactical situation permits. Once a pistol ceases to fire, the Marine must visually or physically observe the pistol to identify the problem before it can be

Figure 8-5. One-Handed Dry Reload: Prone Position.

cleared. The steps taken to clear the pistol are based on what is observed:

• Remove the finger from the trigger and place it straight along the receiver.

• Lock the slide to the rear. To pull and lock the slide to the rear, push up on the slide stop and maintain pressure with the right thumb. (Push up on the slide stop with the left index finger if remedial action is being performed with the weak hand.)

• Secure the rear sight on the top of the cartridge belt or any other surface that provides the resistance needed to stabilize the pistol. See figure 8-6. While applying pressure on the pistol to keep the rear sight secured, push downward on the pistol in one continuous motion to lock the slide to the rear.

Note: Ensure the pistol does not move to safe when locking the slide to the rear.

• Place the pistol in a position to observe the chamber.

• Correct the stoppage.

If there is a round in the magazine but not in the chamber, release the slide and observe a round being chambered. If you do not observe a round being chambered, tap, rack, and bang to perform remedial action:

• Keep muzzle pointed in a safe direction and place trigger finger straight along the receiver.

• Strike the bottom of the magazine against a hard surface to ensure it is seated. In the kneeling position, strike the magazine against the thigh (see fig. 8-7 on page 8-6). In the standing position, bring the right knee up while striking magazine against the right thigh (see fig. 8-8 on page 8-6). In the prone position, strike the magazine against the deck.

Figure 8-6. One-Handed Remedial Action.

Figure 8-6. One-Handed Remedial Action.

Figure 8-7. Tap the Magazine Against the Knee: Kneeling Position.

Rack

Figure 8-7. Tap the Magazine Against the Knee: Kneeling Position.

Figure 8-8. Tap the Magazine Against the Knee: Standing Position.

Rotate the pistol so the rear sight can be hooked on the top of the cartridge belt or any other surface (e.g., the edge of a table, wall, heel of the boot) that provides the resistance needed to rack the slide in a smooth, uninterrupted motion. Do not let the muzzle of the pistol cover the body. See figures 8-9 and 8-10.

Figure 8-9. Rack Slide Against Cartridge Belt.
Rack Slide Pistol

Figure 8-10. Rack Slide Against Heel of Boot.

Figure 8-8. Tap the Magazine Against the Knee: Standing Position.

Figure 8-10. Rack Slide Against Heel of Boot.

• Apply pressure on the pistol to keep the rear sight secured while pushing downward on the pistol to move the slide fully to the rear.

• Release pressure on the pistol to chamber the round.

Bang

• Recover the pistol on target, re-establish sight alignment/sight picture, and attempt to fire.

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  • fre-swera
    What are the remedial actions for clearing a stoppage m9?
    2 years ago

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