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Conditions: Given load-carrying equipment (LCE) and an offensive (concussion), riot-control, smoke, or incendiary grenade with a time-delay
fuse.

Standards: Throw the
hand grenade to hit a target. Avoid exposing, and thus endangering, yourself for more then 5 seconds at a time.

Performance Steps
1.        Position your body in a comfortable and natural position.
a.        Make sure you are in a covered position.
b.        Look at the target and judge the distance to the target.
c.        Align your body with the target as if you were going to throw a football or baseball.
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NOTE: This is body-target alignment.
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2.        Grip the hand grenade as follows:
a.        Hold the safety lever down with your thumb.
b.        Keep the pull ring and safety clip (if present) free, and face it towards your throwing hand.
3.        Arm the grenade.
a.        Remove the safety clip.
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NOTE: Hold the safety lever down with your thumb. This keeps the pull ring and safety clip free and facing your non throwing hand.
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b.        Pull the pin.
4.        Confirm your body-target alignment.
a.        TARGET-Troops in the open. EFFECTIVE ENGAGEMENT--Within 5 meters of center.
b.        TARGET-Troops with overhead cover. EFFECTIVE ENGAGEMENT--Inside the enclosure.
c.        TARGET-Troops dug in without overhead cover. EFFECTIVE ENGAGEMENT--Inside the position.
5.        Toss the grenade using an overhand movement. Release the grenade when it comes into your field of vision ensuring that you--
a.        Keep your eyes on the target.
b.        Follow through your throwing motion.
c.        Take cover, exposing yourself to fire for no more than 5 seconds.
6.        Return to the position behind cover until the grenade detonates, and avoid exposing yourself for more than 5 seconds at a time.
7.        Detonate the grenade within the effective bursting radius of the target.

Evaluation Preparation: SETUP: At the test site, provide the Soldier with five dummy grenades to engage the targets. Provide targets of troops
in the open, troops with overhead cover, or troops dug in without overhead cover.

BRIEF SOLDIER: Tell the Soldier to fasten four of the grenades to the ammunition pouches on his LCE and to hold one in his hand. Tell the
Soldier that at least one grenade must detonate within the effective bursting radius of the target. Tell the Soldier not to expose his body for
more than 5 seconds at a time.

                                                                                                                                                    Performance Measures        GO        NO-GO
1.        Positioned your body in a covered position, aligned as if to throw a football or a baseball.                                               ——        ——
2.        Gripped the hand grenade, held the safety lever down with your thumb, kept the pull ring free, and faced your throwing hand.        
——        ——
3.        Armed the grenade by removing the safety clip and the pulled ring.                                                                                  ——        ——
4.        Confirmed your body's target alignment by looking at the target.                                                                                       ——        ——
5.        Threw the grenade overhand while keeping your eyes on the target.                                                                                 ——        ——
6.        Returned to the position behind cover until the grenade detonated, and avoided exposing your body for more than 5 seconds at a
time.        ——        ——
7.        Detonated the grenade within the effective bursting radius of the target.                                                                            ——        ——
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NOTE: You will be scored a NO-GO for a target only if you miss with all five grenades.
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Evaluation Guidance: Score the Soldier GO if all performance measures are passed. Score the Soldier NO-GO if any performance measure is
failed. If the Soldier scores NO-GO, show the Soldier what was done wrong and how to do it correctly.

References
Required        Related
TM 9-1330-200-12        
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