Because the Navy SEALs operate in demanding and
challenging circumstances, from the water, air or land, SEALs adapt
to nearly any environment using teamwork, training and high-tech
equipment to accomplish their missions. SEAL operations require
a diverse range of equipment.
Lets take a look at some of the preferred weapons of the SEALs.
As a lightweight and compact platform, the AR15 provides
law enforcement with the performance and accuracy for targets
outside the handgun range. This is a more light weight and
compact model of the M16A2.
The M16A2 semiautomatic rifle is the standard by which all
military rifles of the future will be judged. This variant
of the M16 fires a three-round burst in semiautomatic operation.
The system incorporates an adjustable rear sight which corrects
for both wind and elevation, a heavier barrel with 1-in-7
rifling, and a muzzle compensator to prevent muzzle climb
during semiautomatic operation. The M16A2 is capable of firing
all NATO standard 5.56mm ammunition and can fire 40mm grenades
when equipped with the M203 Grenade Launcher.
Machine guns and Sub machine guns
The M60 Series 7.62mm Machine Gun has been the U.S. Army's
general purpose medium machine gun since the late 1950s.The
M60 fires standard NATO 7.62mm ammunition and is used as a
general support crew-served weapon. It has a removable barrel
which can be easily changed to prevent overheating. The weapon
has an integral, folding bipod and canalso be mounted on a
folding tripod. The M60 Series is being replaced by the M240B
7.62mm medium machine gun
A highly reliable CQB (close quarter battle)weapon. The MP5
uses a 9mm caliber round, this combined with the fact that
it uses closed bolt position during all forms of fire makes
this weapon highly controllable, even with its high rate of
The other advantage of this weapon is the fact that it has
a Collapsible stock, and its light weight make it easy to
Maneuver in tight spaces. The MP5 is used in more than 50
nations as its law enforcement units.
A semi-automatic, double-action pistol, the M9 is more lethal,
lighter, and safer than its predecessors. The M9 is carried
by crew-served weapon crewmen and by others who have a personal
defense requirement, such as law enforcement personnel and
aviators. It replaces the M1911A1 .45 cal. pistol and the
.38 cal. revolver.
Sig Sauer P226
Chambered for the globally accepted 9mm Luger cartridge or
the powerful new .357 SIG cartridge, the P226 is the traditional
choice of those law enforcement officers who want the satisfying
heft and authoritative appearance of a full size autoloader.
Reliable, accurate and easily maintained, the P226 was originally
selected by the FBI as a primary handgun. Since then, special
units of the military and hundreds of law enforcement agencies
have followed the FBI's lead. The .357 SIG model features
a one piece, precision machined, blackened, stainless steel