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NEWS | Dec. 7, 2022

Small Arms: Does Your Weapon Need LAW Instead of CLP?

Training in Alaska
Photo by Alejandro Pena
BLUF: Check your -10 TM and see if the weather conditions are right to use lubricating oil arctic weapons (LAW) on your assigned weapon or weapons.
Soldiers, here are a few tips to use if you’re operating your assigned weapon(s) in extremely cold weather.
  • Keep them as dry as possible.
  • Keep them covered when the mission allows.
  • Refer to each weapon’s -10 TM for specific details on operating in extreme cold. Different weapons have different requirements.
If needed, get lubricating oil arctic weapons (LAW) using NSN 9150-00-292-9689. Otherwise, use CLP. You can get the NSN HERE.
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