(a) When the device is attached to the rear of the M16A1 carrying handle, an observer can look through the sight to see what the firer sees. The M16 sighting device can be mounted on the M16A2 rifle. The charging handle must be pulled to the rear first. Then, the
M16 sighting device is mounted on the rear of the carrying handle, and the charging handle is returned forward.
(b) The M16 sighting device can be used in a dry-fire or live-fire environment, but a brass cartridge deflector must be used during live fire. The observer must practice with the sight to be effective. For example, the observer looks at a reflected image and if the soldier is aiming to the right, it appears left to the observer. The device must be precisely positioned on the rifle (it may need to be bent to stay on). The observer's position must remain constant. At the same time, the observer talks with the firer to ensure a correct analysis of the aiming procedures. The soldier must achieve six out of six proper site alignment drills.
NOTE: The M16 sighting device is made for left and right-handed firers, and is available for the M16A2. (See subparagraph d for the training aid number.)
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