We get this question all the time and figured we would pull the trigger at answering “What AR-15 do Navy SEALs use?
It is actually an M-4 weapon system that you are issued in a SEAL Team armory. The M4, which features a shorter barrel than the M16 and often has a collapsible stock, and slightly shorter barrel (14.5 inches) which makes it better for close-quarters battle situations.
Yes; some guys just use over the counter Bushmaster’s AR-15’s with iron sights for security contractor work… Believe it or not.
Navy SEAL Rich Graham shows M4 battle sights
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Many have the latest sights from EOTECH and everything tricked out to the max.The M4A1 has many varieties and shoots 5.56mm rounds. Some are still in use but have been mainly replaced by the FN SCAR series.
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What weapon was used to kill Bin-Laden? It is reported that the Hk416 was the possible rifle to take him out.
Video HK416 assault rifle vs M4
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Questions from our online readers.
Question: Which pistol is used by the SEAL Team guys.
Answer: The official handgun is the Sig Sauer P226 but many guys will carry a variety of different weapons.
Question: How can I build a replica of some of these weapons?
Answer: Take notes on the video and check out how to build up an AR-15 from the ground up here at Brownells.com
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