U.S. Weapons 101 (Army Weapons)

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M-4A1 Carbine:

M4A1 Carbine

M4A1 Carbine

This is a compact version of the M16A2 rifle.

Caliber: 5.56 mm

Weight: 7.5 lbs (loaded weight with sling & one magazine)

Max Effective Range: 600 m (area target) 500 m (point target)

Special Features / Attachments:
Iron Sights
ACOG Reflex Sight
M68 Aimpoint
M203 40mm Grenade Launcher
Suppressor
Harris Bipod

Mission Role / Assignment:
Infantry Squad Leader
Infantry Fire Team Leader
Ranger Rifleman
Special Forces Weapon Sergeant (18B)

 

M9 Beretta Pistol:

beretta-M9

beretta-M9

This is the primary sidearm for all services, excluding the Coast Guard, and it is primarily Officers who carry a handgun.

Features:
Semiautomatic only
Caliber:
9x19mm NATO
Ammunition Capacity:
15 round box magazine
Rate Of Fire:
NA
Range:
50m
Muzzle Velocity:
365m/s
Length:
8.54in

 

Sig Sauer P229 DAK pistol:

Sig Sauer P229

Sig Sauer P229

 

Valuable Resources:

U.S. Army Improvised Munitions Handbook

U.S. Army Weapons Systems 2013-2014

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