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First thing when receiving weapon  safe

and clear Receiver Group

1 safe on Cartridge ejector
2Mag empty Safety mechanism
3 chamber clear Trigger
4 safety engaged Bolt
Loading Port
Safety rules Ejection port
1 treat as loaded Bolt Lock
2 never point at something you do not intend to Alignment Grooves
shoot Fore-end
3 keep finger straight and off trigger until ready Magazine Tube
to fire
4 keep on safe until ready to fire Barrel Group
Smooth bore, 17 and 20 in
Verify Safe and Clear Front sight – fixed bead
1 shotgun received in cond 4 fore-end to the rear Muzzle
2 verify safety engaged with finger straight on Magazine cap
3 Verify mag empty Trigger Group
4 verify chamber is clear Trigger
5 verify safety engaged Trigger guard
Action lock lever
M500 Overview Disconnector
12 gauge Sear
Manually operated Hammer
Pump action Main Spring
Repeating, tubular magazine fed
Shoulder-fired weapon Cycle of Operation
5 round mag capacity 1 Firing
Thumb slide slide 2 Unlocking
Use up to 50 yds  3 Extracting
4 Ejecting
Max eff range 5 Cocking
00 buck 50 yds 6 Feeding
Slug 100 yd 7 Chambering
8 Locking
Max range
00 buck 660 yard Malfunctions
Slug 1180 yds (does not always stop operation of weapon)
Broken front sight, for example
Component Groups
Stock group Stoppages
Receiver Group (will not fire or feed)
Barrel Group Failure to Fire
Trigger Group Failure to Feed

Failure to Extract Wait 10 seconds to confirm no hang fire
Fore-end Fails to Pull to Rear 1 Point down range
2 remove from
Remedial Actions 3 Put on safe
Remove finger from trigger 4 Raise non-firing hand
Bring shotgun close to body, seek cover 5 Range personnel will take control of firearm
Quickly assess cause stoppage
Clearing Stoppages – In Tactical Situations
Types of Stoppages 1 Remove finger
• Failure to Fire 2 Bring gun close to body, inspect, seek cover
• Failure to Feed 3 Make quick assessment
• Failure to Extract 4 Take actions to correct stoppage

Failure to Fire Weapon Condition Codes

1 Remove finger from trigger 1. Magazine filled, round in chamber, action
2 Assess cause of stoppage closed, weapon on safe
3 Depress action lock lever and eject/chamber 2. Not applicable
round 3. Magazine filled, chamber empty, action
4 Aim on target and attempt to fire closed, weapon on safe
4. Magazine empty, chamber empty, action
Failure to Feed closed, weapon on safe
1. Remove
2. Assess cause Weapon Handling Commands
3. Chamber empty, combat load, attempt to • Load/Unload  cond 4 to cond 3
fire • Make Ready  cond 3 to cond 1
• Fire  engage the target
Failure to Extract • Cease Fire  stop target engagement
1. Remove finger from trigger • Show Clear  second person verifies no
2. Assess cause ammo before put in cond 4
3. Pull fore-end to rear, remove round from
elevator Safety Function Check
4. Using force, push fore-end forward • Free of grease, obstructions, etc.
5 depress action lock lever, pulling fore-end to
rear Procedures to Load (Patrol Loading)
If round extracts, load new round “Load”  cond 4 ot 3
Aim on target, attempt to fire 1. Verify cond 4 with action to rear
Remove finger from trigger 2. Lock fore-end forward with action closed
3. ensure safety in safe position
Fore-end Fails to Pull to the Rear 4. Tuck stock under firing arm
1 remove finger 5. Remove round from ammo pouch
2 Depress action lock lever, muzzle up, strike 6. Load round into magazine tube
stock on ground, while pulling fore-end to rear 7. Press round fully into magazine tube
3 Observe chamber and ejection port after fore- 8. Repeat loading steps
end is at the rear
Procedures to Make Ready
Audible Pop/Reduced Recoil “Make Ready”  cond 3 to cond 1

1. With muzzle in safe direction, depress 1. Grasp shot gun, firing hand on small of
action lock lever and pull fore-end to the stock, non-firing hand on fore-end
rear 2. Visually inspect, ensure safe and clear
2. Push fore-end fully fwd 3. Assume a transport, as directed
3. Ensure gun is on safe
Procedures to Fire *No immediate threat
“Fire” *When moving for extended periods
1. aim shotgun * When both hands are needed
2. take off safe • Strong-side sling arms (muzzle up)
3. squeeze trigger • Weak-side sling arms (muzzle down)
• Cross-body sling arms (muzzle down)
Procedure to Cease Fire
“Cease Fire” Strong Side Sling Arms (Muzzle Up)
1. Place finger straight on receiver *No immediate threat
2. Place gun on Safe *Enemy contact unlikely

Procedure to Show Clear Weak-Side Sling Arms (Muzzle Down)

“Show Clear” *No immediate threat
1. Muzzle in safe dire, finger straight on *Enemy contact unlikely
receiver *During inclement weather
2. Ensure gun on safe
3. Ensure in cond 4 with action to rear, Cross-Body Sling Arms (Muzzle Down)
visually & physically verify shotgun is *No immediate threat
clear and safe *Enemy contact unlikely
4. Line coach performs second inspection *Both hands are needs for work
a. Safety engaged
b. Magazine empty Port Arms Position
c. Chamber empty *Serve as an admin position (armory to clearing
d. Safety engaged barrel)
5. Line coach acknowledges gun is clear *Gun in cond 4 with fore-end to rear

Show Clear Transfer Carries

*Conducted at armory *Place personnel in state of increased readiness
Armorer transferring weapon: • Tactical
1. Armorer ensures gun in cond 4, fore-end • Alert
to rear, & safe and clear
• Ready
2. Armorer will hold gun, firing hand on
stock, non-firing hand on fore-end
3. With butt downward toward sentry,
*No immediate threat
muzzle to the rear, upward 45 degree
1. Non-firing on fore-end, firing hand on
angle, chamber exposed, hand gun to
small of stock
receiving person
2. Stock next to body, hip level
3. Muzzle up 45 degrees, pointed in
Person receiving the shotgun:
direction of threat

4. Muzzle in front of eyes, eyes move 1. Insert gun into clearing barrel, push fore-
muzzle moves end forward and visually confirm bolt
going forward on an empty chamber
Alert 2. Visually and physically confirm the gun
*Enemy contact is likely is on safe
1. Non-firing on fore-end, firing hand on 3. Remove rounds from magazine tube until
small of stock empty
2. Stock in firing shoulder, muzzle down at 4. Pull fore-end to rear
a 45 degree angle, pointed in the 5. Visually and physically confirm gun is
direction of the threat clear
6. Show clear (clearing barrel supervisor)
*Enemy contact is imminent
1. Non-firing on fore-end, firing hand on Firing Positions
small of stock • Standing
2. Stock of gun in firing shoulder, muzzle • Kneeling
pointed in the direction of the threat, • Under-arm (hip)
sight just below eye level

Clearing Barrel Procedures

1. Inspect condition of clearing barrel
2. Know what is behind and next to barrel
3. Clear personnel away for barrel
4. Follow clearing barrel procedures

Clearing Barrel Supervisor Personnel

1. Ensure personnel are alert and fit for duty
2. Ensure personnel are wearing proper gear
3. Ask pertinent questions to ensure
personnel are mentally prepared

Clearing Barrel – Load

*From cond 4 to 3
1. Insert gun into clearing barrel
2. Place gun into cond 4 with action rear
3. Visually and physically confirm the gun
is clear
4. Lock fore-end in forward position
5. Ensure weapon is on safe
6. Rotate magazine tube upward
7. Load magazine tube through loading port

Clearing Barrel – Unload and Show Clear

*From cond 1 or 3 to cond 4