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THE M-9 9MM SERVICE PISTOL. PURPOSE The purpose of this presentation is to provide you with the skills and knowledge to fire the 9mm pistol and to maintain.

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1 THE M-9 9MM SERVICE PISTOL

2 PURPOSE The purpose of this presentation is to provide you with the skills and knowledge to fire the 9mm pistol and to maintain it by proper cleaning techniques.

3 DESCRIPTION The M9 9mm service pistol is a semi- automatic, magazine fed, recoil-operated, double-action weapon, chambered for the 9mm cartridge.

4 CHARACTERISTICS Weight with full magazine: –2.54 pounds Weight without magazine: –2.12 pounds Magazine capacity: –15 round Maximum range: –1,800 meters

5 CHARACTERISTICS Maximum effective range: –50 meters Trigger pull single action: –4.0 to 6.5 pounds Trigger pull double action: –7.5 to 16.5 pounds

6 NOMENCLATURE

7 MAJOR COMPONENTS

8 Receiver

9 The Slide Assembly

10 Recoil Spring and Guide

11 Barrel Assembly

12 SAFETY FEATURES Ambidextrous Safety –For use by left and right-handed shooters. –Lowers hammer safely without discharge of a round

13 Ambidextrous Safety

14 SAFETY FEATURES The Firing Pin Block –Prevents any motion of the firing pin, by placing a block in front of the firing pin.

15 FIRING PIN BLOCK

16 SAFETY FEATURES The Half Cock Notch – Prevents accidental discharge of the pistol, by not allowing the hammer to strike the firing pin.

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18 SAFETY FEATURES Extractor/loaded Chamber indicator –When a round is chambered, the head of the extractor projects out from the surface of the slide, indicating a loaded weapon.

19 DISASSEMBLY Before disassembly: –Ensure the weapon is CLEAR! –Allow slide to return fully forward.

20 DISASSEMBLY and GENERAL PERSONAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Ensure weapon is unloaded when picked up. Never trust your memory, assume every pistol is loaded. ALWAYS unload pistol if setting it down or handing it to someone else.

21 DISASSEMBLY Hold Pistol in right hand, muzzle slightly elevated. With forefinger, press disassembly button (3)

22 DISASSEMBLY With your thumb, rotate disassembly lever downward (4). Remove the slide assembly by pulling it forward (5).

23 DISASSEMBLY Slightly compress the recoil spring and guide, while at the same time, lift and carefully remove. Allow the spring to stretch slowly. Separate the two pieces.

24 DISASSEMBLY Push in on the locking block plunger (8) while pushing barrel forward slightly. Lift and remove locking block (10) and barrel assembly from slide (12).

25 CLEANING SLIDE ASSEMBLY –Clean slide assembly with a soft brush, CLP, and a soft cloth. –Use soft brush and CLP to remove excess dirt and carbon buildup. –Wipe dry with a cloth and apply a light coat of CLP.

26 CLEANING BARREL ASSEMBLY –Insert bore brush into chamber end of barrel. Push all the way through, making sure it completely clears the muzzle before it is pulled back through the bore. –Repeat several times to loosen carbon deposits.

27 CLEANING BARREL ASSEMBLY –Attach the bore brush to the cleaning rod and push all the way through barrel. –Repeat several times. –Replace brush with swab and repeat steps until a clean swab can be observed. –Use a soft brush, CLP, and soft cloth to clean excess carbon buildup. –Apply a light coat of CLP to the barrel.

28 CLEANING RECOIL SPRING AND RECOIL SPRING GUIDE –Clean recoil spring and recoil guide using CLP and a soft brush or cloth. –After wiping the recoil spring and recoil spring guide, apply a light coat of CLP.

29 CLEANING RECEIVER ASSEMBLY –Wipe receiver assembly clean with a cloth. –Use soft brush for hard to clean areas. Pay attention to disassembly lever, trigger, slide stop, hammer, and magazine release button.

30 ASSEMBLEY OF THE M9 SERVICE PISTOL Grasp the slide with the bottom facing up. With the other hand, grasp the barrel assembly with the locking block facing up. Insert the barrel assembly into the forward open end of the slide.

31 ASSEMBLEY OF THE M9 SERVICE PISTOL At the same time, lower the rear of the barrel assembly by slightly moving the barrel downward with light pressure. The barrel will fall into place.

32 ASSEMBLEY OF THE M9 SERVICE PISTOL Insert end of recoil spring and recoil spring guide into slide recoil housing. At the same time, compress the recoil spring guide until fully seated onto the locking block cutaway.

33 ASSEMBLEY OF THE M9 SERVICE PISTOL Grasp the slide and barrel assembly, sights up, and align the slide onto the receiver assembly guide rails.

34 ASSEMBLEY OF THE M9 SERVICE PISTOL Push until the rear of the slide is a short distance beyond the rear of the receiver assembly and hold.

35 ASSEMBLEY OF THE M9 SERVICE PISTOL At the same time, rotate the disassembly latch upward. A click indicates a positive lock

36 MAGAZINE The magazine for the m9 9m service pistol has a capacity of 15 rounds in a staggered stack. Once the magazine has been emptied, the magazine follower causes the slide to be pushed up, thereby locking the slide to the rear.

37 MAGAZINE DISASSEMBLY

38 CLEAN THE MAGAZINE Wipe off the tube and follower with a cloth. Clean excess carbon off with a soft brush and CLP. Wipe dry and apply a light coat of CLP.

39 MAGAZINE ASSEMBLY

40 WEAPON CARRYING CONDITIONS

41 CONDITION 4 Magazine Removed Chamber is Empty Slide forward Weapon on safe

42 CONDITION 3 Magazine inserted Chamber Empty Slide forward Weapon on safe

43 CONDITION 2 Does not apply to the M9 9mm SERVICE PISTOL

44 CONDITION 1 Magazine inserted Round in chamber Slide forward Hammer Down Weapon on safe

45 4 SAFTEY RULES Treat EVERY Weapon as if it were loaded. NEVER point a weapon at any thing you do not intend to shoot. Keep your finger straight off the trigger until ready to fire. Keep the weapon on safe until you intend to fire.

46 MARKSMANSHIP Is the ability to hit the target where you want to hit the target. By applying the basic principles of Marksmanship. Sight Alignment Sight Picture.

47 SIGHT ALIGNMENT Is when the front sight tip is flush and centered with the rear sight notch.

48 Front Sight REAR SIGHT

49 SIGHT PICTURE Is the positioning of the weapons sights in relation to the target as seen by the shooter when aiming the weapon.

50 Sight Placement

51 WEAVER GRIP

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53 WEAVER STANCE The shooters body is bladed at approximately a 45 degree angle to the target. The feet should be about shoulder width apart from each other.

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55 WEAPONS COMMANDS LOAD –Take weapon from Condition (4) to Condition (3). MAKE READY –Take weapon from Condition (3) to Condition (1).

56 WEAPONS COMMANDS FIRE –Engage Target CEASE FIRE –Cease Target Engagement UNLOAD –Take weapon from ANY Condition to Condition (4)


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