Special Operations - Weapons

The following details the array of weaponry used by America's elite military units.

 

Assault Rifles / Carbines:

m4

M4A1

ubiquitous US Army carbine available with a selection of accessories
more info : M4A1 carbine
cqbr

M4 CQBR

also known as the MK 18 Mod 0, this shortened version of the M4A1 is a favorite within the NSW community
more info : CQBR
m16a4

M16A4

fourth-generation, full-size AR-15 variant in use with USMC units
more info : M16A4
hk416

HK416

specially developed for Delta Force by German gunsmiths, Heckler and Koch
more info : HK416
scar-k

MK16 Mod 0 SCAR

A newly-developed series of 5.56mm assault rifles, carbines and light sniper rifles
more info : MK 16 Mod 0
scar-h

MK17 Mod 0 SCAR

A family of 7.62mm carbines, assault rifles and light sniper rifles
more info : MK 17 Mod 0
ebr

MK 14 Mod 0 Enhanced Battle Rifle

A modernized M-14 rifle in use with the SEALs.
more info : MK 14 Mod 0
M27

M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle

The USMC use this variant of the HK416 in the automatic rifleman role.
more info : M27 IAR
 

Sub Machine Guns:

mp5

HK MP5

Compact, accurate and versatile, the 9mm Mp5 comes in a number of flavors
more info : MP5
mp7

HK MP7

A compact smg used by DEVGRU / SEAL Team 6
more info : MP7
m3

M3a1 Grease Gun

vintage Delta Force .45 smg
more info : M3 Grease Gun
walther mp

Walther MP

vintage Delta Force 9mm smg
more info : Walther MP
 

Pistols:

beretta m9

M9 Beretta

The US Army's standard sidearm, the 9mm beretta is used by Rangers and other SOF units.
more info : M9 Beretta
colt m1911

Colt 1911

This venerable .45 was Delta's favorite pistol for many year.
more info : Colt 1911
meusoc

MEU(SOC) pistol

Modified version of the Colt 1911, developed for the USMC
sig sauer

Sig Sauer P226 / P228

9mm pistols carried by Navy SEALs and SWCCs.
p239

Sig Sauer P239

Sub-compact 9mm pistols used by SEAL Team 6
hk45

HK45CT

Compact .45 handgun used by Navy SEALs
info : HK45CT
glock

Glock

Pistols in a range of sizes and calibres
 

Shotguns:

m870

M870 Shotgun

Military version of the Remington 870
more info : M870 Shotgun
m500

M500 / M590 Shotgun

12-gauge pump-action shotgun based on Mossberg M500
more info : M500 Shotgun
m1014

M1014 Shotgun

12-gauge semi-automatic shotgun based on the Benelli M4 Super 90
more info : M1014 Shotgun

 

Machine Guns:

m249

M249 SAW

A 5.56mm light machine gun in wide use throughout the US military with variants developed for special ops forces.
info : M249 SAW
m240

M240 machine gun

Versatile 7.62mm belt-fed medium machine gun that can be carried or mounted on tripods, vehicles, boats and helicopters.
info : M240
m2

M2 heavy machine gun

.50 caliber gun fired often mounted on SOF boats, vehicles and helicopters.
more info : M2
minigun

minigun

multi-barrelled 7.62mm electrically-operated gatling gun mounted on boats, helicopters and vehicles.
info : Minigun
 

Sniper Rifles:

sr-35

SR-25 (MK 11 / M110)

A medium range 7.62mm sniper rifle used by units such as the Rangers
more info : SR-25
mk 20 mod 0 ssr

MK 20 Mod 0 Sniper Support Rifle

Designated marksman's rifle based on the SCAR-H
dmr

M14 DMR

The Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) - a 7.62mm medium sniper rifle based around the M14 rifle
emr

M39 EMR

The Enhanced Marksmanship Rifle (EMR) - a 7.62mm medium sniper rifle used by MARSOC and other USMC units
spr

SPR (MK 12)

5.56mm sniper rifle used by the SEALs, Rangers and Special Forces
more info : SPR
m24 sws

M24 SWS

US Army bolt-action 7.62mm sniper rifle
more info : M24 SWS
xm2010 esr

XM2010 enhanced Sniper Rifle (ESR)

New and improved U.S. Army sniper rifle configured to use the .300 Win Mag cartridge
more info : XM2010 ESR
m40a3

M40A3

Bolt-action 7.62mm sniper rifle used by USMC Special Ops, among others
more info : M40A3
m40a5

M40A5

A new 7.62mm sniper rifle in use with the USCM
more info : M40A5
m91a2

M91A2

Navy SEAL variant of the Remington 700 long action
more info : M91A2 sniper rifle
mk 13 mod 5

MK 13 Mod 5

.300 WinMag sniper rifle used by the US Navy SEALs
more info : MK 13 Mod 5
tac-338

McMillan TAC-338

long range .338 Lapua Magnum sniper rifle
more info : McMillan TAC-338
barrett

M82a1 / M107 Barrett

devastating .50 caliber long range sniper rifle used by SEALs, Delta etc.
more info : Barret rifle
mk 15 mod 0

MK 15 Mod 0 SASR

.50 caliber long range sniper rifle used by US Navy SEALs
more info : MK 15 Mod 0 SASR
 

Grenade Launchers:

m203

M203 Grenade Launcher

40mm underslung weapon
more info : M203
xm320

M320 Grenade Launcher

40mm grenade launcher in attached and stand-alone configurations
more info : M320
mk 13 gl

MK 13 Mod O Grenade Launcher

40mm grenade launcher for the new MK 16 and MK17 rifles
more info : MK 13 Mod 0
m32

M32 Grenade Launcher

Multishot 40mm grenade launcher used by SOF and US Marines
more info : M32 MGL
mk-19

MK 19 Grenade Launcher

belt fed, automatic grenade launcher
more info : MK 19
mk 47

MK 47 Striker Grenade Launcher

advanced, computer-assisted 40mm automatic grenade launcher
info : MK 47
 

Rocket / Missile Launchers:

LAW

M72 LAW

vietnam-era 66mm rocket launcher still in use with US SOF
info : M72 LAW
Carl Gustav

Carl Gustav Recoilless Rifle

versatile rocket launcher in use with SOCOM units
info : Carl Gustav
AT-4

M136 AT4

84mm one-shot rocket launcher
info : M136
Javelin

FGM-148 Javelin

fire-and-forget anti-tank missile system
stinger

FIM-92 Stinger

man-portable anti-aircraft systems
 
Special Operations - AK47
Special Forces training includes becoming familiar with the various weapons used by the enemy, including the ubiquitous Kalashnikov.
U.S. Army Photo by Specialist David Gunn / released

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FEATURED PHOTO

sr-25 photo
Ranger designated marksman armed with M110 sniper rifle
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