The Top Five Navy SEAL Firearms

BY Herschel Smith
1 month, 1 week ago

The Daily Caller.  1) .300 Win Mag (M91A2), 2) M4A1 with SOPMOD Kit and M203, 3) M14, 4) MP5, and 5) Sig Sauer P226.

Eh, you can have the Sig.  I don’t want it, and I don’t shoot 9mm.  My 1911s do just fine, and John Moses Browning is still comfortable in his superiority to the Sig designer.  I would buy 9mm if I had an MP5 though (I would rather have an M3 .45 “grease gun”).  As for the M14, I suspect that’s going to go the way of the Dodo bird.  This experience seems a little dated, but what do I know.  I am not a Navy SEAL.

In the world of precision shooting the 6.5mm Creedmoor (and 6mm Creedmoor) have completely taken over.  The .308 isn’t being shot any more because of the superior ballistics of the Creedmoor.  I suspect that the military will catch up (there are also some nice semi-automatic guns now in 6.5mm Creedmoor in the AR platform, and for affordable prices.

I’ll also take the grenade launcher.  That would be a nice addition to my gun safe.


Comments

  1. On September 15, 2017 at 12:57 am, Pat Hines said:

    SIGs are just further engineering based on John M. Browning’s P1935 design that eliminated the pivoting toggle. A huge improvement. I’d love to have had one in 45 ACP, but it was designed around the shorter 9mm, too bad.

    Yes, really.

    The SIG P227 SAS is of interest to me, I may have to get one.

  2. On September 15, 2017 at 4:52 am, DAN III said:

    Mr. Smith,

    What annoys me about DoD arms procurement is how they have embraced globalization. Once known as the Arsenal of Democracy, our small arms development was vibrant technology. Three examples being the M1911a1 pistol, the M1 Garand and the Armalite AR-15 or it’s military designation, the M16. Hell, two of your five cited weapons are foreign company products. Why ?

    Now, we’ve abandoned domestic manufacturers Colt, Remington, Smith & Wesson, Mossberg and others for the products of foreign manufacturers. Why ?

    I have long railed against the destruction of American industry. The ongoing destruction of American small arms manufacturing is part of the liberal recipe for the New World Order. The automobile industry is no different as our beloved fedgov now buys tens of thousands of South Korean Hyundais and Kias and slaps GSA license plates on them.

    DoD’s continuing procurement of foreign weapons for use by fUSA’s armed forces is just one example of the country’s embrace of globalization. Nationalism and patriotism is dead. Nowhere moreso than in the halls of CON-gress as our political leaders continue the destruction of the small arms industry specifically and off-shoring American manufacturing in general.

    Welcome to globalization and the New World Order. Courtesy of career politicians and the fools who keep them in office.

  3. On September 15, 2017 at 10:53 pm, Allen said:

    I managed to track down a sig 220 sao in 45. I may have found my new carry gun.

  4. On September 17, 2017 at 9:54 am, Thomas Madere said:

    No disrespect intended but as a 73 year old who grew up on 1911’s, M1’s (own or owned both) M3 grease guns and BAR’s. I love them. I also grew up with and love 1957 Chevy Bel Airs but I wouldn’t now take one on a 3000 mile trip just like I would not take any of the above mentioned guns to a real gun fight.

  5. On September 17, 2017 at 4:20 pm, Louis Stouch said:

    From what I’ve read, they spend the first 2 weeks or so of SEAL sniper school on the M14.

    As long as we are in Afghanistan/Iraq where longer distances are in play, no way it goes the dodo bird route. They were crying for M14’s.

  6. On September 17, 2017 at 9:43 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    @Louis,

    The question is whether they would choose the 6.5 Creedmoor over the .308 if they have the chance?

  7. On September 18, 2017 at 9:59 am, Dirk said:

    The .308 is not going anywhere soon, in the sniper world. As for the 6.5, which branch is shooting the 6.5.?. The 6.5 has been around along time, in the Swedish 6.5×55. Great round.

    As an ex sniper, I view the 6.5 as a gamer round. The 6.5, the .243 and the .260 are all so close in application. the 6.5 is a hell of a round. I went .243 shooting the 115 DTAC, bullets.

    At the end of our shoot day, the winner is always the one who made the least mistakes, calculating their shoot dope.

    as for the .300wm very capable, I recently had my chamber reamed to except the 220 grain bullets, up from the 190 grain. At over 3000 FPS, and a decent BC, on the Berger bullets, makes for a great shoot well out to 1400y plus.

    Dirk

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