Max Talk 032: AR/M4 Malfunction Clearance

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    • #112855
      Max
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      • #112856
        riflemaniv
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          Another great video. I’ve been doing these drills occasionally while watching tv after my kids go to bed. I have been using the red anodized aluminum snap caps. The one issue I found is while trying to do the bolt over ride drill they lock my rifle up tight. I almost could not get it unassed using the mortar method. Has anyone had success with other types of dummy rounds? I was thinking the Magpul dummies might work out better.

        • #112857
          Mike Q
          Participant

            Spent brass case is best for bolt override. The steel snap caps suck for the bolt override.

          • #112858
            TC
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              Good detailed info, just as we were taught at class. Appreciated the tip about taking a moment/breath to think about what you’re seeing in the ejection port.

              Also the tip about putting away the double-feed mag… solves that ‘french fry’ problem too (rounds sticking out of a mag, making it a bad idea to stick it back in the gun after clearing the double-feed. I did that at class and had to knock it against my leg to get the loose rounds out when I should have just grabbed a new mag).

              I do dry fire clearance practice with those inert 5.56 rounds sold on eBay. They have the original bullet and casing but primer and powder are gone and pocket filled with a colored rubber material. They feed and eject like real rounds. Doublefeeds mangle them so I buy new ones periodically.

              Another helpful thing I’ve done is take ‘1st person perspective’ photos of looking into the ejection port for each type of malfunction. Then like flashcards I can flip through the pics randomly on my phone and practice identifying what I’m seeing (and mentally going through the procedure).

            • #112859
              idahocajun
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                Thanks Max! Great video. We continue to practice the “Mystery 6”-(Liz Urban Trademarked) every time we hit the range. Find it helpful having battle buddy set up the malfunction then figuring out and clearing it. Keep them coming!

              • #112860
                William Crowe
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                  Thanks Max! Great video. We continue to practice the “Mystery 6”-(Liz Urban Trademarked) every time we hit the range. Find it helpful having battle buddy set up the malfunction then figuring out and clearing it. Keep them coming!

                  We did this in SWAT and to this day we do the same. When the shooter sets it up, he/she is expecting it and even knows what malfunction will happen. With handguns, we even set up multiple malfunctions in a row – the expected solution of going to a different magazine; you’d be surprised how many experienced members kept clearing the malfunction only to have another……

                • #112861
                  A_A_Ron2guns
                  Participant

                    Do not try bolt over ride malfunction clearance with single piece dummy rounds. It is not effective training for the drill.

                  • #112862
                    Brushpopper
                    Participant

                      Another great video, just like in Class! Regrann on IG!

                    • #112863
                      RobRoy
                      Participant

                        Thanks very good video, if I may say you are getting a video persona in a good way going.

                        But face it you are in an uphill battle cuz the tube zombies want the Easy Button in life. While your video had more views than normal (trending up is good) a video came up in the side bar “Blondie shoots full auto Uzi, 3m views”

                      • #112864
                        zeerf
                        Participant

                          Another great video with good info as always. :good:

                        • #112865
                          mtlroofer
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                            first off, thank you for making this a free site! second, after watching the video (and listening closely for the click) i could not tell, and you did not mention if you went on safe when you had the ftf or on any of the drills. i know some instructors are adamant about this and some arent. just curious as to your position on this.
                            your videos are really good. i hope to be able to train with you someday.
                            thanks again!

                          • #112866
                            Max
                            Keymaster

                              first off, thank you for making this a free site! second, after watching the video (and listening closely for the click) i could not tell, and you did not mention if you went on safe when you had the ftf or on any of the drills. i know some instructors are adamant about this and some arent. just curious as to your position on this.
                              your videos are really good. i hope to be able to train with you someday.
                              thanks again!

                              Not on safe. This was explained in at least one of the videos. Only on safe if you need to move prior to clearing the stoppage. Other than that, on safe at all times unless engaging a target. With a stoppage, you are engaging a target.

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