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.

Condition 1. Safety on, magazine inserted, round in chamber, bolt forward, ejection port cover closed.

Condition 2. Not applicable to the M16A2 rifle.

Condition 3. Safety on, magazine inserted, chamber empty, bolt forward, ejection port cover closed.

Condition 4. Safety on, magazine removed, chamber empty, bolt forward, ejection port cover closed.

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