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Posted: 11/22/2003 5:58:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2003 6:01:39 PM EST by Amicus]
I have never been in the military, but just read a note about using S-P-O-R-T-S to clear a weapon malf. (www.infantry.army.mil) Can anyone enlighten me as to what this means?
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Link Posted: 11/22/2003 6:00:53 PM EST
Sports can keep you active and in good shape.

That way, if you weapon jams, you can throw it down and run from the battlefield.
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Link Posted: 11/22/2003 6:03:11 PM EST
Slap (your magazine)
Pull (the charging handle)
Observe (the chamber for obstruction or malfunction)
Release (charging handle)
Tap (Forward assist)
Shoot (weapon)

I believe that's correct. If not, I'm sure somebody will correct me and call me a dumbass.
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Link Posted: 11/22/2003 6:05:00 PM EST
Its an ACRONYM, Ive never been in the service but I remember it from a GI markmanship manual I have somewhere.
S slap bottom of the magazine
P pull the charging handle
O observe the round ejecting
R release the bolt
T tap the forwat assist
S Duuno Shoot maybe

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Link Posted: 11/22/2003 6:06:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By Johnny_Reno:
Slap (your magazine)
Pull (the charging handle)
Observe (the chamber for obstruction or malfunction)
Release (charging handle)
Tap (Forward assist)
Shoot (weapon)

I believe that's correct. If not, I'm sure somebody will correct me and call me a dumbass.


Pretty much it, except I was taught "squeeze" instead of "Shoot"
But you get the jist of it.
It usually gets abbreviated to:
Pull
Orbserve
Release
Squeeze.
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Link Posted: 11/22/2003 6:11:10 PM EST
Thanks guys. I didn't think that the Gingerbread Man school of weapons handling was part of modern US military doctrine.
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Link Posted: 11/22/2003 6:13:37 PM EST
They taught us sports in Basic but my 11B drill instructor also taught us PLFF.

Pull, Look, Fix, Fire

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