Weapons Conditions

A weapon's readiness is described by one of four conditions. The steps in the loading and unloading process take the rifle through four specific conditions of readiness for live fire.

a. Condition 1. Magazine inserted, round in chamber, bolt forward, safety on, ejection port cover closed.

b. Condition 2. Not applicable to the M16A2 rifle.

1 c. Condition 3. Magazine inserted, chamber empty, bolt forward, safety on, ejection port cover

2 closed.

3 d. Condition 4. Magazine removed, chamber empty, bolt forward, safety on, ejection port cover

4 closed.

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