Making the Rifle Ready

Perform the following steps to make the rifle ready for firing (take the rifle to Condition 1):

l Pull the charging handle to the rear and release.

There are two methods of doing this: l Grip the pistol grip firmly with the right hand and pull the charging handle with the left hand to its rearmost position and release (see fig. 3-3).

Or grip the handguards firmly with the left hand and pull the charging handle with the right hand to its rearmost position and release (see fig. 3-4).

l To ensure ammunition has been chambered, conduct a chamber check (see para. 3003) to ensure a round has been chambered. l Check the sights (to ensure proper battlesight zero

[BZO] setting, correct rear sight aperture, etc.). l Close ejection port cover.

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