CONVENTIONAL AMMUNITION DUD AND MISFIRE REPORTING PROCEDURES
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In this lesson you will learn when reports regarding conventional ammunition duds and misfires are
required, which reports are required, and how failure rates are calculated.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Identify reportable dud and misfire rates, calculate percentages of duds and misfires,
and identify reporting procedures.
You will be given extracts from AR 75-1 and a hypothetical dud or misfire
ammunition malfunction situation.
You will calculate percentage rates for duds or misfires and determine if a
malfunction report is required according to AR 75-1.
The material in this lesson was derived from AR 75-1.
You do not have to report duds and misfires unless the dud or misfire rate is excessive. As an
Ammunition Officer/Operations Officer, you must know when these malfunctions are reportable. This
lesson will provide you with the criteria for dud and misfire reporting. You will also learn how to
calculate dud and misfire rates and how to determine if these dud and misfire rates are excessive.
REPORTING DUD AND MISFIRE MALFUNCTIONS
Use the extract of AR 75-1, Table B-1 in the Appendix (page A-3) of this course to determine if the
malfunction rate is excessive. If it is, a report is required. Duds and misfires do not require a
preliminary investigation or a preliminary report.
Submit reports for excessive duds and misfires on DA Form 4379-R or DA Form 4379-1-R like other
malfunctions. Forward complete reports as follows:
Conventional ammunition: Forward to the Commander, AMCCOM, Rock Island, Illinois.
GMLR: Forward to the Commander, US Army Missile Command MICOM, Fort Lee, Virginia.