Sop M4 Essay

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SOP FOR WEEKLY M4 / M4A1 CARBINE THIRD PLATOON WEEKLY MAINTENANCE FOR THE M4 / M4A1 CARBINE (Office File Symbol) 1 10 April 2014 1. PURPOSE: Is a brief statement that outlines the purpose of the SOP, which describes its function, its applicability, and its objective. 2. APPLICABILITY: A Company, 3rd Platoon. 3. REFERENCES: Lubricate Order (LO), STP 21-1-SMCT; TM 9-1005-319-10; and DA Form 2404 (Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet). 3. RESPONSIBILITIES: All personnel are responsible for the weekly maintenance of their issued M4 / M4A1 carbine to maintain its functionality and reliability. Inspections will be performed by Squad leaders and Platoon Sergeants on a regular basis. 4. PROCEDURES: 1. Clear the weapon – Weapon must be cleared each time it is drawn from the arms room in accordance with STP 21-1-SMCT (Chapter 3). 2. Disassemble the weapon – Use TM9-1005-319-10 (Chapter 4) as a reference, disassemble the weapon for cleaning. When disassembly is complete make sure all parts are set out inn an organized manner to make sure that none are misplaced. 3. Clean the Weapon – using a 5.56mm cleaning kit from supply ensure that all carbon and dirt are cleaned from the weapon. Reference STP 21-1-SMTC (Chapter 3) for any applicable warnings or cautions. 4. Inspect the weapon for serviceability using STP 21-1-SMCT (Chapter 3) or TM9-1005-319-10 (Chapter 4) as a reference. 5. Lubricate the weapon using STP 21-1-SMCT (Chapter 3) or TM9-1005-319-10 (Chapter 4) as a reference. 6. Assemble the weapon using STP 21-1-SMCT (Chapter 3) or TM9-1005-319-10 (Chapter 4) as a reference. 7. Fill out three copies of the DA Form 2404 a. Copy

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