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  1. ___________ is a weapon malfunction that occurs when the pistol fails to extract a spent casing from its chamber.Failure to extract

          

  2. A ________ is a weapon malfunction that occurs when the cartridge fails to feed into the chamber.failure to feed

          

  3. A ___________ can occur if the safety is engaged on a semiautomatic pistol.malfunction

          

  4. The purpose of _________ is to hide your exact location.concealment

          

  5. If a light hammer fall results from a revolver malfunction (in which the strain screw has been backed out, cut, loosened, or altered to make the trigger easier to pull), only a

    If the firing pin or hammer nose breaks (on a revolver),
    squib load

    failure to fire

    failure to eject

    double feed

    failure to feed

    failure to extract

          

  6. The causes of a __________ malfunction include a weak powder charge, dirt behind the extractor, a dirty chamber, a broken extractor, a damaged or worn rim on the case, or an over-expanded or cracked case.failure to eject

          

  7. Use Phase __________ Clearance (on a semiautomatic pistol) to fix failure to feed, failure to fire, stovepipe, and failure to extract malfunctions.1

          

  8. During a deadly force encounter, and officer shouldtransition to a secondary weapon or retreat if a squib load occurs to his or her semiautomatic rifle/carbine.

          

  9. Using cover and concealment can becritical to an officer winning a confrontation.

          

  10. Follow this procedure for firing your __________ from the __________ barricade position: 1. Start away from cover in your basic stance. 2. Draw your firearm from your holster, keeping your finger off the trigger; move to cover and identify your target. 3. Stay completely behind the barricade, using it for cover. 4. Use your basic shooting position. 5. Roll out to your shooting-hand side. Expose only a small portion of your shoulder and head. Keep your firearm away from and behind the barricade. Do not let your firearm or hands rest on or touch the barricade.handgun/standing

          

  11. To __________ a revolver using only your __________ hand, place the grip of the weapon against your stomach. Grab the top strap with the fingers of your right hand. Place the barrel behind the gun belt inside the front of your pants with its cylinder facing out. With your right hand, remove a speed loader from the pouch and insert the cartridges into the cylinder. Hold the front of the cylinder with your little and ring fingers. Apply pressure on the cylinder to hold it in place. With your thumb and forefinger, turn the knob on the speed loader to release the cartridges. Grip the revolver with the "shooting grip", removing it from your waistband. Close the cylinder using your right thumb.reload/left

          

  12. Failure to eject is often called a ________________.stovepipe

          

  13. A ________ is a condition that prevents a weapon from operating normally.failure to feed

          

  14. Select ALL of the TRUE statements that apply to identifying various methods of moving to cover and/or concealment.Remove the magazine and secure it away from the weapon.

    Ensure that the bolt is locked to the rear.

    Safety check the weapon.

    Remove live ammunition from the cleaning area.

    Verify that the chamber or magazine contains no ammunition.

          

  15. If an officer's shotgun malfunctions in the field, he or she shouldimmediately switch to his or her handgun.

          

  16. Appropriate cover is any objectbig enough to hide your body, and strong enough to stop bullets.

          

  17. You should never change cover just forthe sake of change.

          

  18. Cover can be concealment, butcritical to an officer winning a confrontation.

          

  19. When cleaning a semiautomatic pistol, a larger caliber cleaning brush or patch tip (than designed for your specific weapon)does not fit in a small weapon and may cause damage.

          

  20. The easiest way to remember Phase __________ Clearance (for semiautomatic pistol malfunctions) is to learn the phrase Tap, Rack, Ready, Fire.squib load

          

  21. Select ALL of the TRUE statements that apply to unloading an equipped semiautomatic pistol.Always be open to new ideas and tactics that may give you options to help you survive an armed confrontation.

    You must decide where to move for cover.

    You must know what suffices for cover.

    You must know when to move (for cover).

    You must be aware of the conditions of your weapon (loaded, rounds available, etc.)

    You must know if the location you choose (for cover) allows you to see the area where the threat originates.

    You must be aware of your surroundings.

    You must move quickly, safely, and without hesitation.

          

  22. ________ includes, but is not limited to, such things as a solid concrete wall, a vehicle's engine block, or a concrete telephone pole.stacked feed

          

  23. When cleaning a semiautomatic pistol, you should useconsider the weapon bore when choosing patches.

          

  24. When loading a revolver with less than six rounds,cylinder should be closed and positioned so that the rounds fire in succession.

          

  25. A __________ is a weapon malfunction that occurs when the shell stops/fails to retain a shell in the magazine tube after one has been moved onto the carrier.double feed

          

  26. When chambering a round (in a shotgun), if your fingers are betweenthe rear and the fore-end and the receiver, this can cause an injury.

          

  27. If the primer fails to fire after the firing pin or striker hit it (on a semiautomatic pistol), the result is a misfire and a dead round. Correct this malfunction with the Phase __________ Clearance method.failure to fire

          

  28. A smaller cleaning tool maynot completely clean a larger firearm.

          

  29. As an officer becomes more familiar with the normal conditions of his or her surroundings, he or she will also beimmediately switch to his or her handgun.

          

  30. Select ALL of the TRUE statements that apply to field stripping and cleaning a semiautomatic rifle/carbine.Do not attempt to catch the magazine when it is released.

    When removing the magazine, hold the pistol in your shooting hand with the trigger finger outside the trigger guard.

    You should first engage the safety and then remove the magazine.

    Let the magazine fall to the ground after releasing it.

          

  31. What are the types of semiautomatic pistol malfunctions that may occur?a squib load, failure to fire, failure to feed, failure to extract (double feed), or failure to eject (stovepipe).

          

  32. To prevent a casing from being caught under the extractor, make sure to point the muzzle __________ when unloading a revolver.solvent and lubricant specifically designed for firearms maintenance.

          

  33. Select ALL of the TRUE statements that apply to using cover properlyLeaning on your cover decreases your mobility.

    Muzzle flash may reveal your location, especially at night.

    Do not "crowd" your cover.

    Leaning on your cover increases your chance of being hit by direct fire or a ricochet or splattered by debris when projectiles impact your cover.

    Remember that ricochet or debris may disable your firearm.

    Exploit distance and angles.

    Remember to judge your position of cover from your adversary's angle or viewpoint and keep your firearm and body off the cover.

          

  34. A ________ is a weapon malfunction which is caused by a failure to extract the round in the chamber and a new round being fed from the magazine.double feed

          

  35. What items could be included in a cleaning kit for a semiautomatic rifle/carbine?a bore brush

    Bore Snake

    cloth/patches

    a cleaning rod

    swabs

    lubricant(s)

          

  36. To remove the remaining shells from the magazine tube (of a shotgun), you should place your support hand thumb and index finger inside the __________ through the loading port and press the shell latch/stop against the receiver. This releases a round from the magazine tube.receiver

          

  37. To correct a __________ (for a shotgun malfunction), fire the chambered round and cycle the slide. If you cannot fire the round, engage the safety and remove your finger from the trigger guard. Depress the slide release and apply sufficient force to pull the fore-end/slide to the rear.failure to extract

          

  38. Use this procedure for firing your __________ from the __________ barricade position: 1. Start away from cover in your basic stance. 2. Keeping your finger off the trigger, move to cover, take a kneeling position and identify your target. 3. Stay completely behind the barricade, using it for cover. 4. Roll to your shooting-hand side. Remember to expose only a small portion of your shoulder and head and keep your firearm away from and behind the barricade. Also, do not let your firearm or hands rest on or touch the barricade.shotgun or rifle (or carbine)/kneeling

          

  39. What items could be included in a cleaning kit (for a shotgun)patches

    a cloth

    lubricant

    Bore Snake

    gun solvent

    a cleaning rod

    a bore brush

    Incorrect

          

  40. The ability to assess a situation or subject depends largely onan officer's observation skills.

          

  41. When loading revolvers with less than six rounds, you should place alive round in front of the barrel in line with the firing pin.

          

  42. An officer's observation skills (at a scene) include theusing cover whenever possible.

          

  43. If Phase 1 Clearance does not clear the semiautomatic pistol's malfunction or if the malfunction is a __________, use Phase 2 Clearance.double feed

          

  44. When cleaning a semiautomatic pistol, heavy lubrication or solvents mayinvalidate the manufacturer's warranty or conflict with the manufacturer's recommendations.

          

  45. When loading a revolver with less than six rounds, theplace each round together, leaving no space in between rounds.

          

  46. To solve a frozen cylinder problem (on a revolver), clean under the __________.stovepipe

          

  47. To __________ a revolver using only your __________ hand, establish a firm grip on your revolver with your right hand, while keeping the muzzle pointed in a safe direction and keeping your finger off the trigger. Maintaining control of your revolver, open the cylinder. Use the technique appropriate for the model of your revolver. Push the cylinder open with your index finger. Place your thumb through the opening in the frame, under the top strap and over the cylinder. Point the muzzle straight up. Depress the extractor rod with your index finger, and extract empty cartridges from the cylinder.unload/left

          

  48. The most common causes of a _________ are a weak powder charge (bad ammunition), a dry weapon (not enough lubrication), and, if while firing, the shooter does not provide enough resistance for the slide to operate (limp wrist).failure to extract

          

  49. ________ is any object or group of objects that create a visual barrier between you and a threat but may not stop a projectile.stacked feed

          

  50. Upon arriving at a scene, an officer shouldtransition to a secondary weapon or retreat if a squib load occurs to his or her semiautomatic rifle/carbine.

          

  51. When cleaning a semiautomatic pistol, you should leave no lubricant whenwiping the inside of the magazine.

          

  52. Select ALL of the TRUE statements that apply to ejecting the cartridge from the chamber of a semiautomatic pistol.As you pull the slide back for the last time, push the slide stop up with your shooting hand thumb until the slide locks to the rear in the open position.

    Keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction at all times.


    Use your support hand thumb and index finger to grab the slide and pull it to the rear several times.


    With the slide locked back, tilt the weapon and physically and visually inspect to make sure the chamber and magazine well are empty.

          

  53. To __________ a revolver using only your __________ hand, place the barrel behind the gun belt inside the front of your pants with its cylinder facing out. With your support hand, remove the speed loader from the pouch and insert the cartridges into the cylinder. Use your index, center, and ring fingers to control the cylinder, before releasing the cartridges. With the thumb and index finger, turn the knob on the speed loader to release the cartridges. Establish a firm shooting grip on your revolver, and remove it from your waistband. Close the cylinder with your trigger finger.reload/left

          

  54. __________should be chosen for its bullet-stopping capabilities, not its size.Cover

          

  55. __________ malfunctions include failure to fire, misfire, a squib load, a casing caught under the extractor, or a frozen or improperly closed cylinder.Shotgun

          

  56. Tactical considerations in using cover includebig enough to hide your body, and strong enough to stop bullets.

          

  57. While loading a semiautomatic pistol, you should always keep the barrel pointedin a safe direction.

          

  58. The result of a ___________ IS A MAJOR SAFETY HAZARD.squib load

          

  59. A(n) __________ load is a technique used to reload in a tactical situation (for a shotgun).tactical

          

  60. The leading cause of malfunctions in semiautomatic weapons is the failure to properly__________.consider the weapon bore when choosing patches.

          

  61. To __________ a revolver using only your __________ hand, grip the revolver with your left hand, keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction, and keep your finger off the trigger. Maintaining control of your revolver, open the cylinder. Use the technique appropriate for the model of your revolver. Open the cylinder by tapping the side of the cylinder against your holster. Place your thumb on the top strap and your little finger over the hammer. Move your thumb inside the frame, and put your index finger on the extractor rod. Point the muzzle straight up. Depress the extractor rod with your thumb or index finger, and remove empty shell casings from the cylinder.unload/right

          

  62. Select ALL of the TRUE statements that apply to lubricating a revolver.Check your weapon at regular intervals to ensure it is properly lubricated.


    Check the manufacturer's recommended lubrication points and amounts.


    Wipe excess lubrication off using a clean, dry cloth.


    A little lubricant goes a long way

          

  63. If the magazine is not seated in the magazine well (of a semiautomatic pistol), this __________ cause a failure to fire.1

          

  64. During a deadly force encounter,transition to a secondary weapon or retreat if a squib load occurs to his or her semiautomatic rifle/carbine.

          

  65. Before trying to correct a __________ on your weapon, remember to perform the following steps: 1. Keep the barrel pointed in a safe direction. 2. Remove your finger from the trigger. 3. Identify the kind of malfunction and the proper technique for correcting it.malfunction

          

  66. The objective of __________ is to save your life by stopping or deflecting bullets and to provide a safer environment while you evaluate a situation.cover

          

  67. __________ malfunctions include the following: the shell fails to load from the magazine tube, the fore-end/slide fails to close fully, failure to feed, double feed, stacked feed, failure to fire, failure to extract, failure to open, failure to eject, failure to close, and stovepipes.Shotgun

          

  68. Semiautomatic rifle/carbine malfunctions includea squib load, failure to fire, failure to feed, failure to extract (double feed), or failure to eject (stovepipe).

          

  69. When loading revolvers with less than six rounds, the first round should be placed toplace each round together, leaving no space in between rounds.

          

  70. Select ALL of the TRUE statements that apply to using cover properly when given a threat.Always be open to new ideas and tactics that may give you options to help you survive an armed confrontation.

    You must decide where to move for cover.

    You must know what suffices for cover.

    You must know when to move (for cover).

    You must be aware of the conditions of your weapon (loaded, rounds available, etc.)

    You must know if the location you choose (for cover) allows you to see the area where the threat originates.

    You must be aware of your surroundings.

    You must move quickly, safely, and without hesitation.

          

  71. Phase 2 Clearance (for a semiautomatic rifle/carbine) is used ifPhase 1 Clearance does not clear the malfunction, or if the malfunction is a double feed.

          

  72. A _________ is a weapon malfunction that occurs when a round is in the chamber and the action is closed. The shell latch fails to keep a round in the magazine tube. Instead, it moves the round onto the carrier.stovepipe

          

  73. When cleaning a semiautomatic pistol, make sure the tools you use do notsolvent and lubricant specifically designed for firearms maintenance.

          

  74. Reloading behind cover whenever possible while observing the threat is acritical to an officer winning a confrontation.

          

  75. A _________ is a weapon malfunction that occurs when a fired cartridge case does not completely eject.failure to feed

          

  76. Failure to chamber a round can cause a failure to fire (on a semiautomatic pistol). Correct this malfunction with the Phase __________ Clearance method.can

          

  77. A distinct sound is associated with a _________. It is not as loud or forceful as the sound of a regular round firing. You hear a pop instead of a bang and feel much less recoil.frozen cylinder

          

  78. A _________ is a weapon malfunction that occurs when there is no powder or a partial burn of powder and the primer ignites.squib load

          

  79. An officer's observation skills (at a scene) includeidentifying areas that provide cover and/or concealment.

          

  80. Although reloading your handgun with two hands is preferable, some circumstancescylinder should be closed and positioned so that the rounds fire in succession.

          

  81. The result of a __________ is incomplete propulsion of the bullet, which may lodge the projectile in the barrel.concealment

          

  82. To clear a double feed (on a semiautomatic pistol), you must use the Phase __________ Clearance method.solvent and lubricant specifically designed for firearms maintenance.

          

  83. If a misfire occurs (on your revolver) during a deadly force encounter, __________.go to your secondary weapon (if available)

          

  84. If the firing pin breaks (on your revolver) during a deadly force encounter, __________.go to your secondary weapon (if available)

          

  85. When considering moving to cover, you should move closer only to .wiping the inside of the magazine.

          

  86. When you clear all rounds from the __________ (of a shotgun), visually and physically inspect the chamber and magazine tube to make sure that there are no shells in the chamber.squib load

          

  87. You should always try to reload your firearm behindscan the area for possible problems, including additional threats.

          

  88. A ___________ is a weapon malfunction that occurs when the trigger is pulled, but the round fails to detonate.failure to fire

          

  89. What items could be included in the weapon cleaning kit (for a revolver)?a bore brush

    Bore Snake

    cloth/patches

    a cleaning rod

    swabs

    lubricant(s)

          

  90. Cleaning tools for revolvers arecaliber specific.

          

  91. If an officer's rifle malfunctions due to a squib load, he or she shouldimmediately switch to his or her handgun.

          

  92. __________ is any object or obstacle that creates a bullet-resistant barrier between you and a threat.Concealment

          

  93. When cleaning a semiautomatic pistol, you shouldsolvent and lubricant specifically designed for firearms maintenance.

          

  94. On a revolver, a ________ is one that does not rotate.frozen cylinder

          

  95. _________ causes include damaged or improperly dimensioned magazine lips or a faulty cartridge interrupter (in weapons with tubular magazines).squib load

          

  96. Examples of _________ include bushes, trees, and cars.squib load