Also an acronym
for the immediate corrective action
for failure to fire malfunctions
of the M16
rifle and its cousins. It is basically an M16-oriented version of the tap-rack-bang drill
As always, before any malfunction-clearing drill, there is an implied move to cover
if possible, before stopping
to clear the malfunction
the base of the magazine
, to insure that it is seated
fully into the weapon
on the charging handle
, to clear any defective
rounds from the chamber.
the ejection port
, noting any round flying from the port.
the charging handle, allowing the bolt
to snap forward. Do not "ride" the bolt forward.
on the bolt forward assist
; actually, give it a healthy smack to help the bolt chamber
in case of fouling
of the locking lugs
. Hopefully, your M16/relative will fire now. Otherwise, you may have a bolt override
or double feed
, each of which take more time to clear.