M4 Sop Essay

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1. PURPOSE: This SOP defines how 3rd Platoon will conduct clearing, disassembling, cleaning, inspection for serviceability, and lubricating and reassembling of the M4 and/or the M4A1 carbine on a weekly basis. 2. APPLICABILITY: 3rd Platoon, ALPHA BTRY, 1-7 FA, 2ND ABCT, 1ST ID. 3. REFERENCES: Lubricate order (LO); STP 21-1-SMCT; TM 9-1005-319-10; and DA From 2404, Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet. 4. RESPONSIBILITIES: Section Chiefs are responsible for their section’s serviceability of their M4/M4A1 carbine and the ability for their section to pass inspection by the platoon sergeant and arms room. 5. PROCEDURES: A. Weapons will be checked and cleared prior to disassembly of your weapon. When clearing your weapon, put your weapon on safe if not done so already. B. When disassembling your weapon, follow procedures IAW TM 9-1005-319-10 for proper instructions. When disassembly is completed, keep all components in a centralized location so as to prevent misplacing weapon parts. C. Clean each part with the required weapons cleaning kit and lubricants provided to you by the arms room. Ensure that all parts are free of dirt, grime, dust, and carbon. D. Upon cleaning, inspect your weapon to ensure that there are no missing components, cracks, dents, or other discrepancies that would interfere with the weapon’s operation. At this time inspect all parts for any obvious damage and serviceability. Any and all discrepancies will be annotated on DA From 2404, Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet. E. After inspection of your weapon annotate any faults or missing part on the 2404, you will make three copies of the 2404 and turn one in to the armed when finished cleaning your weapon. Also keep one for yourself and give one to your section chief who will turn into the platoon Sargent. F.

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