2-50. REVOLVER AND CARTRIDGES (Figure
2-4; items 10,11, and 12)
The revolver is a .38 Cal. weapon to be used for protection in a
combat zone or for hunting game. The cartridges are 17 rounds of
ball ammunition and 6 rounds of tracer ammunition. Tracer
ammunition can be used to attract rescue parties. The pistol is
carried in the holster and is stored on the left front of the vest
(behind the hunting knife).
The pistol holster is designed to be worn snapped to
the vest only for ground operations. When flying, the
pistol with holster must be stored in the vest pocket.
The holster may detach from the vest during ejection
or ground egress resulting in the possible loss of the