This course expands your operational capabilities and hones your manipulation skills with the M60 machine gun systems (M60, M60D, M60E3, M60E4, Mk43 MOD1 and M60E6) and the M240 machine gun systems (M240B, M240C and M240D).
Instructors cover the following in depth:
  • Safe and proper machine gun handling during maintenance and operation
  • Machine gun characteristics and general data; proper assembly and disassembly, cleaning, lubrication, function checks
  • All variants of and modifications to the M60 and M240 Series Machine Guns
  • The use and assembly of bipod, tripod and vehicular mounting systems, as available
  • Fine-tuning; loading and unloading processes; identification, location and replacement procedures for worn or broken parts
  • Emergency procedures for malfunctions and stoppages, including immediate and remedial actions
  • Types of ammunition; optical and night vision equipment; various available accessories for the M60 Series Machine Guns
  • How and when to properly replace the machine gun barrel; how to properly install the blank firing adapter
  • How to conduct proper zeroing procedures for the machine gun; understanding the weapon's capabilities regarding trajectory and classifications of fire
  • Handling the machine gun with extreme confidence; performing various live-fire drill techniques on hard targets while under stress
  • Handling the machine gun as a single operator or as part of a crew-served weapons team

During the course, you participate in range drills to reinforce classroom instruction. Instructors focus on field-expedient maintenance methods to assist you in the field and on the range. These intense drills teach you how to troubleshoot and fix a machine gun on the spot when necessary to keep it functioning.

  • Proper loading and unloading procedures
  • Zeroing procedures
  • Malfunction drills
  • Field-expedient maintenance
  • Simulated night loads and weapon setup
  • Reloads
  • Performance under stress
Contact U.S. Ordnance to sign up for the Machine Gun Operator's Course: