An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Home : Articles
Have a Soldier/Warfighter who takes pride and ownership of their assigned equipment? Then nominate them for PS Magazine's "I Own This" recognition program. Click HERE to learn more.
 
PS Magazine poster image which links to the posters page at https://www.psmagazine.army.mil/Resources/Posters/
Click on image above to view and
download 
this and other posters
MSG Half-Mast says, "We're interested in feedback on the ways you use PS Magazine." Links to https://www.psmagazine.army.mil/Reader-Feedback/
Click on the image above to answer our short questionnaire
on the ways you engage with this website.
Articles
NEWS | Aug. 18, 2020

Small Arms: Security and Handling Tips

 
Dear Editor,
        
When Soldiers transport small arms to the shop for maintenance, they need to follow the guidance in AR 190-11, Physical Security of Arms Ammunition, and Explosives (Jan 19).

Maybe some units aren’t aware of the regulation because weapons aren’t being transported the right way.
 
Don’t transport your weapons like this
Don’t transport your weapons like this

Don’t pile up weapons in vehicles or leave them unsecured. Doing so allows them to bang against each other, possibly damaging sights or other parts of the weapon and costing the unit non-mission capable time and more money for repair parts
        
Securing weapons in transportable arms racks or lockable storage boxes and some padding helps to protect the weapons from being damaged during transport. Also, leader involvement never hurts.

Terry Nichols
19 ESC Armament Branch Chief
Korea
Editor’s note: Terry, thanks for the advice. Soldiers, be careful and follow the prescribed guidance when transporting your small arms.
Want to get better search results faster? 
Click the link below to access our "how to" guide
.
After entering a keyword, you must hit or click the Search bar/box below for the function to work.
Simply hitting Return won't yield results.
LOGSA Links/URLs
Note about links to archive articles

If you come across a link to a pre-2014 PS Magazine issue or article that uses LOGSA in the web address (URL), use this link instead:
 
For issues/articles from 2014 and after, click on the Archive/Index tab in the top menu of this website.

BE ADVISED: With the migration to Army365, emails in older articles may still reflect an @mail.mil address. To update, change the domain to @army.mil