BTW, what do Navy Seals carry?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kentuckyrifleman, May 5, 2011.

  1. kentuckyrifleman

    kentuckyrifleman Member

    Feb 19, 2011
    Just wondering if anyone knows what weapons the Seals use? In other words, what did Bin Ladin get his ticket punched with?
  2. polishshooter

    polishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Basically SEAL teams, ESPECIALLY "6" get to carry anything they want!:p Many of it is purchased through special programs, or even "off the shelf," they get a LOT of leeway. They train with any and all types of small arms, US issue as well as foreign, civilian, and even enemy weapons and generally carry whatever they like, and that fits with the "Mission Profile."

    Each also carries their own personal pistol, usually HKs, SIGs or Glocks, but that is even more left to "personal preference," so I wouldn't doubt 1911s or even possibly the occasional .357 REVOLVER if the operator wanted one went along....

    Many teams are using various custom shorty M4 type 5.56s now, with perhaps a few MP5s and silenced MP5A's.... in the past it was just the opposite, USUALLY mostly MP5s, but most are now using 5.56 stuff, many with 203 type launchers too.

    But there might be .308s, both custom and sniper, various MGs from SAWs to FNs, whatever is necessary or possibly necessary for the mission.

    But with this mission, a "Snatch and Grab" "hit," I'd bet there were at least several MP5s along, they are oldies but goodies. And at least one or two shotguns as well....

    But then again it could have been mainly AK-47s and Russian stuff....that far into "foreign" territory, they might have wanted to keep sounds of a firefight sounding like a "local" action....bystanders are used to 47 fire sounds, would know something is up sooner if they hear Western ammo being used....

    But the short answer is Seals, like any other elite SOCOM unit such as Delta, SAS, etc, carry "Whatever they want....";)

  3. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    PS pretty well covered it; I'll just add one note - take a look at the pieces of their "ride" and that should tell ya, they have anything/everything at their disposal when it comes to gettin the job done. Gotta love our special forces units!

    Semper Fi !
  4. ka64

    ka64 Well-Known Member

    I would think at least one of them would carry the m249 saw.
  5. Silencer

    Silencer Well-Known Member

    I have a feeling nobody who had a .308 shot anybody. The brains were still in their heads. I've seen shooting photos where .308 FALs were used. It got a lot more messy.

    I'm betting M4s and a few guys had the MP7. All silenced. All on 'burst' mode.
  6. Silencer

    Silencer Well-Known Member

  7. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    I would think a team like SEAL Team 6 could carry what they want. I thought their big weapon though was the MP5 with the Navy trigger group.
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  8. polishshooter

    polishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    At the risk of sounding like I got all my info from Rogue Warrior books:p I didn't, I read a helluva lot of other books by other SEALS, most of them NON-fiction;)...

    And one of my counterparts has a Son-in-Law that's a SEAL in the Team on the West Coast (I THINK it's 1) although getting second hand info from his Mother-In-Law is not what I would call a GREAT "first hand source..." LOL

    But what Marcinko says is backed up by the OLD days of Reagan and Beirut, etc... and when they cross trained with the SAS, GSG-9, the Israelis, etc....EVERY SEAL used MP5s and MP5As pretty exclusively...

    Now it's mostly the OLD guys that are wedded to them, the younger ones use them when they fit the profile, like all indoors, close quarters, on board ships, boarding aircraft....but SEALS are used for a lot of other missions OUTDOORS too, and the younger guys, many who have a LOT more time with the better and newer AR15/M16 platforms than the older guys and like the longer accurate range of the 5.56 over the 9mm.....and they can carry as much or more ammo just as or maybe even more easily as the 30 and 40 rd HK single stack box mags....and the 5.56 penetrates body armor that more and more bad guys are wearing better than the 9mm....

    But somebody else may come along with better FIRST hand info...I am not an expert and do NOt play one on TV...;) All I offer is my History Degree after the military didn't want me because of my back surgery in high school, so I made up for it by getting a history degree and specializing in Military other words, I read a LOT....:)
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  9. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    the MP is used a lot but as stated they use the AR platform as well here are some our folks use that we get that are the same as SEAL's use

    the pic is of Australian Special Air Service Regiment members of
    3rd Sabre Squadron

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  10. Country101

    Country101 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2004
    NW AR
    That looks like the exact same scope we are getting on our AR's here at work.
  11. polishshooter

    polishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Great picture, Jack!

    God love the Aussies, and some of the earliest SEALs in 'Nam fought side by side with a lot of Aussie SAS on more than a couple missions....

    If the US suddenly does go full Socialist/Communist, I think you might have to guide me to somewhere in the "Outback" where I can get "lost" with my family....
  12. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    PS, got just the place , good water and land , just hard to get in /out of ;) ya'all welcome any time

    got to meet some of the brown water brigade a tad after , good folks
    worked on an off with some of the teams over the years

    it aint so much what they carry ( seen em with AK's FN's galil's and others )
    its how they use em

    the AR is a excellent platform, i like the AR10 most of all , the 7.62 gave it a great hit

    SOV 7.62 in one would have been excellent and most likely tried somewhere ..

    but as for SF's , they use what the term of the job state
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  13. polishshooter

    polishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Yeah Jack, WE are the "Gun Nuts" and "Bullet Heads." SOF and SOCOM operators and shooters the world over are the WORKMEN who think of guns as merely their TOOLS.

    What they DO with their tools is the difference, the tool is not that important to MOST of them. They probably shoot more rounds through STRANGE and EXOTIC and FOREIGN weapons in a year than any of us fire through ALL of ours in our lifetime....much less their EVERYDAY weapons...

    WE might argue the BEST hammer for a job, straight claw vs curved, 16 oz vs 20 oz vs a 22 oz framer...

    But THEY will "hit the nail" best ANY time with ANY hammer....than we will ever hope...even if they HAVE to use a Chinese Stanley Knock-off they bought at Big Lots for $3.99....:p:p;):D:D
  14. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    There may be a lot of lattitude in what weapons the Navy Seals carry -

    But some things they carry are common to every one of them.

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  15. mncarpenter

    mncarpenter Member

    Nov 14, 2009
    a big ball? :D:D:D
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