2nd Infantry Regiment California State Militia
Standard Operating Procedures (Weapons)
- PURPOSE: Set Standard Operating Procedures for transport and use of firearms, ensure safety of all members, and
reduce potential for a negligent discharge of a weapon while training.
To define 2IR, CSM policy regarding weapons of any type in accordance with US and CA State
- SCOPE: Applies to ALL members of 2IR, CSM, active, inactive, or recruit.
Unit Base of Operations
Chain of Command
Fire Team Leader
Range Safety Officer
Method to Shoot
Primary Battle Rifle
Alternate Primary Battle Rifle
- ALL weapons, regardless of propellant, configuration or
appearance must be respected and treated as dangerous in all instances.
- Constitutionally Legal US and California State Law must
be adhered to in relation to the weapons predominately used by the 2IR, CSM members.
- Members must ensure they comply with US and State law regarding their weapons. Weapon
configurations that members have used prior to 01/01/2018 may potentially no longer be allowed according to new laws. The 2IR, CSM will not instruct members on what configuration their weapon should
be. Proper registration, if required, will be performed prior to bringing any weapon to training.
- Weapons must be transported in accordance with local laws in member’s vehicles and
weapons must never be loaded in a vehicle.
- Members who wish to comply and alter their weapon into a new law’s configuration are
free to do so without judgement or punishment by the 2IR, CSM. Members who wish to delay compliance with new laws are free to do so without judgement or punishment by the 2IR, CSM, provided the
following is the reason.
- New laws are not fully effective until a later date/time
- A court has issued a stay regarding new laws
- Members shall NOT physically attack or harass citizens regarding any new legislation.
Members may enter conversations regarding weapon laws and voice their own opinions provided they do not denigrate the image of the 2IR, CSM.
- Members must remember that they are representatives of the 2IR, CSM and behave
responsibly and respectfully with their weapons in all environments.
- All members, regardless of rank or status,
MUST be qualified with their chemical propellant type weapons before being allowed to carry live ammunition during training or at a security
- All members regardless of Rank or Status will adhere to
safety standards for all weapons.
- CHEMICALLY PROPELLED WEAPONS
- In all instances,
the Unit Chain of Command, following Regimental Directives, determines SOP for carry of Chemically propelled weapons
- Regimental Standards are as follows:
- All Range Qualified Members may carry unloaded
weapons under the discretion of command.
- Unqualified members are allowed to carry ammunition ONLY during
qualification ranges and ONLY under the direction of the RSO
- All members that are qualified with their PBR and/or Sidearm may carry their
weapon provided it meets these standards:
- Range Qualified members may keep live ammunition on their person but
MUST keep all weapons UNLOADED until instructed to “make ready” by SL’s, Cadre or Command.
- Fully Range Qualified SL’s and above are the ONLY members
authorized to carry their sidearm loaded (Israeli style) for force protection at all 2IR, CSM FIELD events.
- The Unit Chain of Command may, at their discretion, make determination whether to
allow individuals that have Concealed Carry Permits to carry according to this SOP standards.
- Israeli style is defined as follows and must be
performed/completed in this order:
- Place Weapon on SAFE, Lock slide to rear, Remove
- Verify weapon unloaded, Release slide, point weapon in safe
direction, pull trigger
- Verify hammer is in Forward position (Not
- Magazine is then Loaded into magazine well of Sidearm.
- Range Qualified FTL’s and above are the ONLY members
authorized to carry loaded PBR magazines in their pouches with them on patrol & security duty for force protection.
- PBR will remain unchambered and unloaded unless a threat to members or the
unit is identified.
- ALTERNATE PROPELLED WEAPONS
- All members may, at the discretion of Unit Command Staff, carry alternate style,
nonlethal propellant weapons provided they have proven knowledge of the weapons safety features and have demonstrated safe useability of such.
- Alternate Nonlethal Style propellants include Airsoft, Paintball, Slingshot
- Prior to carrying or holstering an alternate propellant weapon, the weapon will be
“Cleared” by a senior staff member.
- Members will treat alternate-style propellant weapons safely and treat them with the
same respect and diligence as chemically propelled weapons.
- All members, while in the Camp and NOT on security detail
will ensure all weapons are unloaded & secured:
- On their person, in the squad areas, in designated Racks in Camp, or in personal
vehicles until ordered to “gear up” for training, patrol or security detail.
- Sidearm carry is authorized inside the Camp per the standards set above in items e,3
and f above, whichever applies.
- Weapons checks
- All FTL’s, SL’s & Command Leadership will conduct weapons checks when any unit leaves or returns from any Training Lanes, Patrols, or Security details
- Any member who violates the standard set forth
will be referred to the CoC for corrective action.
- Members referred for continued violations will lose authorization to carry weapons
until member completes retraining to ensure weapon standards are understood.
In accordance with 2IR, CSM ByLaws para 9.0
LTC, 2IR, CSM