Sergeant’s Time Training.Com. PMI. Preliminary Marksmanship Instruction 3-22-9. A 5.56 mm, magazine fed, gas-operated, air-cooled, semiautomatic or three-round burst, hand-held, shoulder-fired weapon.
Preliminary Marksmanship Instruction
What are the four steps needed to perform in order to mechanically zero the M16/A2?1. Ensure that the front sight post housing is flush with the base (move the sight post up or down until this is achieved)2. Adjust the elevation knob counterclockwise (as viewed from above) until the rear sight assembly rests flush with the carrying handle and the 8/3 marking is aligned with the index line on the left side of the carrying handle.3. Ensure that the unmarked aperture is up and the 0-200 meter aperture is down4. Rotate the windage knob to align the index mark on the 0-200 meter aperture with the long center index line on the rear sight assemblyM16/A2
The first technique is used during zeroing (and when time is available to fire a shot) (Figure 4-19). There is a moment of natural respiratory pause while breathing when most of the air has been exhaled from the lungs and before inhaling. Breathing should stop after most of the air has been exhaled during the normal breathing cycle. The shot must be fired before the soldier feels any discomfort.
The second breath control technique is employed during rapid fire (short-exposure targets) (Figure 4-20). Using this technique, the soldier stops his breath when he is about to squeeze the trigger.
Describe the proper procedures for applying remedial action.1. Try to place the weapon on safe2. Remove the magazine3. Lock the bolt to the rear4. Place the weapon on safe if not already doneStoppage