Special Air Service (SAS) Weapons

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As one would expect of a special forces unit, aside from the range of standard weapons used by the UK military, the men of the 22nd Special Air Service (SAS) have access to a wider selection of firearms and other weapons than your average British soldier.

This section of the site takes a look at some of the weapons known to be used by the Special Air Service.

C8 Carbine

The Regiment’s primary assault carbine

more info : C8 carbine

M16 & Variants

5.56mm rifle / carbine

more info : M16

HK G3

7.62mm battle rifle used by UKSF

more info : HK G3

HK33 / 53

5.56mm version of the G3

more info : HK33 / 53

HK G36

Modern assault rifle made by Heckler & Koch

more info : HK G36

HK MP5

World famous counter-terrorist weapons – the MP5 sub machine gun

more info : HK MP5

MAC-11 SMG

‘Spray and pray’ compact sub machine gun

more info : MAC-11 SMG

Handguns

Info on the Sig Sauer P226, Browning High Power and other pistols.

more info : Handguns

Welrod

World War-era 2 silenced pistol

more info : Welrod

Remington 870

Shotgun often loaded with special breaching rounds

more info : Remington 870

HK417

Medium ranger sniper rifle

more info : HK417

L96A1

The Regiment’s long range sniper rifle

more info : L96A1

AW 50

.50 cal anti-material rifle

more info : AW 50

Arwen 37

Tear gas canister launcher used for counter-terrorism operations

more info : Arwen 37

Flash-Bang

Stun Grenade devloped by the SAS CRW wing.

more info : Flash-Bang

M72 LAW

Compact anti-tank rocket launcher

more info : M72 LAW

Claymore

A portable anti-personnel mine used for defence and ambushes

more info : Claymore

M203

40mm grenade launcher fitted to SAS rifles

more info : M203

UGL

A modern grenade launcher system

more info : UGL

MK19

40mm grenade launcher fitted to SAS vehicles used in the 1991 Gulf War

more info : MK19

Stinger

Shoulder-fired Surface-To_Air missile (SAM)

more info : Stinger

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