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M9 QC Questions

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  • 1. 
    What is the caliber of the M9 pistol?
    • A. 

      9mm ACP

    • B. 

      9 x 19mm (9mm NATO)

    • C. 

      9mm JHP

    • D. 

      9mm magnum

  • 2. 
    What is the correct description of the M9 pistol?
    • A. 

      Magazine fed, semiautomatic, recoil operated, double action pistol

    • B. 

      Magazine fed, automatic, recoil coperated, double action pistol

    • C. 

      Magazine fed, semiautomatic, gas operated, double action pistol

    • D. 

      Magazine fed, semiautomatic, recoil operated, single action pistol

  • 3. 
    What is the M9 pistol's system of operation?
    • A. 

      Long recoil system utilizing a falling locking block

    • B. 

      Long recoil, gas operated

    • C. 

      Short recoil system utilizing a falling locking block

    • D. 

      Short recoil, blow-back

  • 4. 
    What two modes of fire does the M9 pistol incorporate?
    • A. 

      Single action

    • B. 

      Double action

    • C. 

      Striker action

    • D. 

      Double and single action

  • 5. 
    What mode of fire is the M9 pistol in when the hammer is fully foward?
    • A. 

      Cocked and locked

    • B. 

      Double action

    • C. 

      Single action

    • D. 

      Half load

  • 6. 
    What three safety features are incorporated in the design of the M9 pistol?
    • A. 

      Decocking/safety lever, firing pin block, and hammer half-cock

    • B. 

      Decocking/safety lever, firing pin block, and falling locking block

    • C. 

      Firing pin block, trigger bar, and falling locking block

    • D. 

      Slide stop, hammer half-cock, and locking block plunger

  • 7. 
    With a loaded M9 pistol in double action mode, and the decocking/safety lever of "Fire", which of the following actions will occur when the trigger is pressed fully to the rear?
    • A. 

      Pressing the trigger will decock the hammer to the half-cock position

    • B. 

      Pressing the trigger will release the hammer causing the weapon to fire

    • C. 

      Pressing trigger will cause the firing pin block to move up and down, the hammer will not move

    • D. 

      Pressing the trigger will cock and release the hammer causing the weapon to fire

  • 8. 
    With a loaded M9 pistol in single action mode, and the decocking/safety lever on "Fire", which of the following actions will occur when the trigger is pressed fully to the rear?
    • A. 

      Pressing the trigger will decock the hammer to the half-cock position

    • B. 

      Pressing the trigger will release the hammer causing the weapon to fire

    • C. 

      The firing pin block will move up and down, the hammer will not fall

    • D. 

      The hammer will fall causing the weapon to fire a three round burst

  • 9. 
    What is the proper procedure for "decocking" the M9 pistol?
    • A. 

      Insert muzzle into clearing barrel, place on "Fire" and pull the trigger

    • B. 

      With the weapon on "Fire", place the thumb on the back of the hammer, press the trigger and slowly lower the hammer

    • C. 

      With the trigger finger off the trigger, rotate the decocking/safety lever to the down/safe position

    • D. 

      Place the weapon on "Safe", remove the magazine, lock the slide to the rear and verify no round in the chamber

  • 10. 
    What additional function does the extractor perform?
    • A. 

      Firing pin block

    • B. 

      Decocking/safety lever

    • C. 

      Loaded chamber indicator

    • D. 

      Locking block

  • 11. 
    When aiming, where is the aiming point of a human target?
    • A. 

      Vital area

    • B. 

      Center mass

    • C. 

      Head

    • D. 

      Hip

  • 12. 
    How are the magazine and pouch positioned to promote smooth and rapid reloading of the weapon?
    • A. 

      Pouch is on same side as holster with the bottom of the magazine up and bullets facing rearward

    • B. 

      Pouch is located in from of the hip opposite the holster with the bottom of the magazine up and bullets facing rearward

    • C. 

      Pouch located behind the hip opposite the holster with the bottom of the magazine up and bullets facing reaward

    • D. 

      Pouch located on opposite side (hip) of the holster, directly in line with and below the shoulder with the bottom of the magazine up and the bullets facing forward

  • 13. 
    What type of locking system is on the M9 pistol?
    • A. 

      Rolling locking block

    • B. 

      Falling locking block

    • C. 

      Rotating locking lugs

    • D. 

      Rotating locking block

  • 14. 
    What is the magazine capacity of the M9 pistol?
    • A. 

      15 rounds straight box

    • B. 

      15 rounds staggered box

    • C. 

      16 rounds straight box

    • D. 

      16 rounds staggered box

  • 15. 
    What is the maximum effective range of the M9 pistol?
    • A. 

      100 meters

    • B. 

      75 meters

    • C. 

      50 meters

    • D. 

      45 meters

  • 16. 
    What is the maximum range of the M9 pistol?
    • A. 

      1,500 meters

    • B. 

      1,700 meters

    • C. 

      1,800 meters

    • D. 

      1,900 meters

  • 17. 
    What types of sights are affixed to the M9 pistol?
    • A. 

      Fixed front and adjustable rear

    • B. 

      Blade front sight and notched bar rear sight

    • C. 

      Adjustable front and rear

    • D. 

      Adjustable front and fixed rear

  • 18. 
    Which M9 pistol part can be changed to accommodate either right or left handed operators?
    • A. 

      Disassembly button and lever

    • B. 

      Decocking safety lever

    • C. 

      Slide stop

    • D. 

      Magazine release button

  • 19. 
    What is the most probable cause of a failure to fire when firing the M9 pistol?
    • A. 

      Decocking/safety lever on "Safe"

    • B. 

      Faulty ammunition

    • C. 

      Broken firing pin block lever

    • D. 

      All of these are correct

  • 20. 
    What are the immediate action procedures if the M9 pistol fail to fire with the slide forward?
    • A. 

      Ensure decocking/safety lever is in the "Fire" position, smack to seat the magazine, rack the slide and attempt to fire the weapon

    • B. 

      Tap the bottom of magazine, fire the weapon, and decock the hammer

    • C. 

      Decock the hammer, squeeze the trigger, and remove magazine

    • D. 

      Lock the slide to the rear, reload and attempt to fire

  • 21. 
    If immediate action fails to return the M9 pistol to operation, what remedial action procedures should be accomplished first?
    • A. 

      Count to 10 and repeat immediate action procedures

    • B. 

      Lock slide to rear, clear weapon, and attempt to reload

    • C. 

      Change ammunition in magazine

    • D. 

      Clear weapon and lubricate chamber

  • 22. 
    When conducting preventive maintenance and performance checks on the M9 pistol, where should the operator closely check for cracks?
    • A. 

      Take down pin

    • B. 

      Locking block

    • C. 

      Chamber

    • D. 

      Hammer pin

  • 23. 
    On what must the operator focus his/her aiming eye to deliver accurate fire with the M9 pistol?
    • A. 

      Front sight

    • B. 

      Rear sight

    • C. 

      Target

    • D. 

      White inlays

  • 24. 
    What safety feature blocks movement of the firing pin until the trigger is pulled?
    • A. 

      Decocking lever

    • B. 

      Slide stop

    • C. 

      Firing pin block

    • D. 

      Lanyard loop lever

  • 25. 
    When assuming an over-barricade position with the M9 pistol, what should the operator rest on the barricade?
    • A. 

      Weapon

    • B. 

      Elbows

    • C. 

      Forearms or heels of hands

    • D. 

      Knuckles

  • 26. 
    The technique used during 10 m/yds or in which the shooter looks through the rear sight and places the top of the front sight on vital area and presses trigger without establishing "perfect" sight alignment is called?
    • A. 

      Arc of movement

    • B. 

      Hip point

    • C. 

      Flash sight picture

    • D. 

      IPSC

  • 27. 
    What is the length of the M9 pistol?
    • A. 

      4.85 in

    • B. 

      7.5 in

    • C. 

      8.54 in

    • D. 

      9.0 in

  • 28. 
    What is the width of the M9 pistol?
    • A. 

      0.75 in

    • B. 

      1.0 in

    • C. 

      1.25 in

    • D. 

      1.5 in

  • 29. 
    What is the height of the M9 pistol?
    • A. 

      5.51 in

    • B. 

      6.0 in

    • C. 

      6.51 in

    • D. 

      7.0 in

  • 30. 
    The M9 pistol with full magazine weighs
    • A. 

      40.00 ounces

    • B. 

      40.89 ounces

    • C. 

      41.00 ounces

    • D. 

      41.89 ounces

  • 31. 
    What is the barrel length of the M9 pistol?
    • A. 

      6.0 in

    • B. 

      5.0 in

    • C. 

      4.92 in

    • D. 

      4.0 in

  • 32. 
    What is the muzzle velocity of the M9 pistol?
    • A. 

      1,100 fps

    • B. 

      1,130 fps

    • C. 

      1,200 fps

    • D. 

      1,230 fps

  • 33. 
    When cleaning the M9 pistol, on what part should you use the bore brush?
    • A. 

      Bore

    • B. 

      Magazine

    • C. 

      Slide

    • D. 

      All of these are correct

  • 34. 
    When cleaning the receiver care must be taken to
    • A. 

      Not get cleaner under grips

    • B. 

      Not dislodge the trigger bar spring

    • C. 

      Clean the breech face

    • D. 

      Clean the locking block

  • 35. 
    What lubricant(s) are authorized for use on the M9 pistol when the temperature is -10 F and above?
    • A. 

      LAW, CLP, and LSA

    • B. 

      CLP and LSA

    • C. 

      CLP

    • D. 

      LSA