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This is a list of weapons served individually by the United States armed forces, sorted by type and current level of use. This list does not include a number of weapons used by Special Operations Forces, as their specific equipment is mostly unknown and some Special Operations Forces weapons are only used by a few operators.

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Anti-tank/assault

Some of these are crew-served.

In active service

In active service (some branches or limited roles)

Out of service (obsolete)

Experimental

Bayonets, knives, bayonet-knife models

In active service (some branches or limited roles)

Out of service (obsolete)

Grenades

In active service

  • M14 grenade
  • M18 grenade
  • M67 grenade (Frag)
  • M7A3
  • M25A2
  • M47

In active service (some branches or limited roles)

Out of service (obsolete)

  • M25/A1
  • M7/A1/A2
  • M6/A1
  • Mk 1 Mod 0/1/2/3
  • M34
  • M16
  • M15
  • M8
  • M33
  • M61
  • M26/A1
  • Mk III/IIIA1/IIIA2 (aka Mk 3/A1/A2)
  • Mk II/IIA1 (aka Mk 2/2A1) (Frag)
  • M1 Frangible
  • Ketchum Grenade (Civil War era)

Experimental

  • XM48/E1/E2/E3
  • XM58
  • EX 1 Mod 0
  • EX 2 Mod 0
  • Model 308-1 (Never standardized)
  • Kilgore/Schermuly Stun
  • T13 Beano Grenade

Handguns

In active service

In active service (some branches limited roles)

Out of service (obsolete)/Canceled experiments

Less-lethal

In active service (some branches or limited roles)

Out of service (obsolete)

Rifles

Includes muskets, musketoons, etc., as well as rifles

In active service

In active service (some branches or limited roles)

  • Mk 16 Mod 0 SCAR-L (Assault rifle, 5.56x45mm NATO)
  • M14 (Selective Fire Rifle, 7.62x51mm NATO)
  • M14 SMUD (Stand-off Munition Disruption rifle, 7.62x51mm NATO)
  • M16A3 (5.56x45mm NATO) (Navy Seabees)
  • M16A2 (5.56x45mm NATO)
  • M16A1 (5.56x45mm NATO rifle) (early version of currently used M16)(Special Forces)

Out of service (obsolete)/Canceled experiments

Carbines

In active service

In active service (some branches or limited roles)

  • Colt Model 723/725/727 (M16A2 carbine, 5.56x45mm NATO) (US Navy)
  • GUU-5/P (Automatic carbine, 5.56x45mm NATO) (USAF)
  • HK416 (Automatic carbine, 5.56x45mm NATO) (JSOC units)
  • M231 FPW (Firing Port Weapon, 5.56x45mm NATO) (US Army)
  • M4A1 Carbine (5.56x45mm NATO) (USSOCOM and select USMC units)
  • Mk 18 Mod 0 CQBR (CQB assault rifle, 5.56x45mm NATO) (USSOCOM, US Navy, and US Coast Guard)

Out of service (obsolete) including canceled experiments

Experimental

Shotguns

In active service

In active service (some branches or limited roles)

Out of service (obsolete)/Canceled experiments

Experimental

  • AA-12 (Fully-automatic)

Submachine guns

In active service (some branches or limited roles)

Out of service (obsolete)

Experimental

  • HK SMG II (9x19mm Parabellum)
  • HK 54A1 (9x19mm Parabellum)
  • HK MP2000 (9x19mm Parabellum)

Swords

In active service

Out of service

  • Model 1832 Foot Artillery Sword
  • Model 1840 Light Artillery Saber
  • Model 1872 Mounted Artillery Officers' Saber
  • Model 1840 Army Musicians' Sword
  • Model 1812/13 Starr Cavalry Saber
  • Model 1818 Starr Cavalry Saber
  • Model 1833 Dragoon Saber
  • Model 1840 Heavy Cavalry Saber
  • Model 1860 Light Cavalry Saber
  • Model 1872 Light Cavalry Saber
  • Model 1906 Light Cavalry Saber
  • Model 1913 "Patton" Cavalry Saber
  • Model 1832 Army Foot Officers' Sword
  • Model 1832 Army General & Staff Officers' Sword
  • Model 1832 Army Medical Staff Officers' Sword
  • Model 1839 Army Topographical Engineer Officers' Sword
  • Model 1840 Army Foot Officers' Sword
  • Model 1840 Army General & Staff Officers' Sword
  • Model 1840 Army Medical Staff Officers' Sword
  • Model 1840 Army Pay Department Officers' Sword
  • Model 1840 Army Engineer Officers' Sword
  • Model 1850 Army Foot Officers' Sword
  • Model 1850 Army Staff & Field Officers' Sword
  • Model 1872 Army Line & Staff Officers' Sword
  • Model 1830 Navy Officers' Sword
  • Model 1841 Navy Officers' Sword
  • Model 1834 Revenue Cutter Service Officers' Sword
  • Model 1870 Revenue Cutter Service Officers' Sword
  • Model 1797 Starr Naval Cutlass
  • Model 1808 Starr Naval Cutlass
  • Mayweg & Nippes "Baltimore" Naval Cutlass, c. 1810
  • Model 1816 Starr Naval Cutlass
  • Model 1826 Starr Naval Cutlass
  • Model 1841 Naval Cutlass
  • Model 1861 Naval Cutlass
  • Model 1917 Naval Cutlass
  • Marine Noncommissioned Officers' Sword, c.1832–1859
  • Marine Officers' Mameluke Sword, 1826–59
  • West Point Cadets' Sword, c. 1850
  • West Point Cadets' Sword, Model 1872

Machine guns and sniper rifles

In Active Service
  • M240B (7.62x51mm machine gun)
  • M249 SAW (5.56x45mm Squad Automatic Weapon)
In Active Service (some branches or limited roles)
Out of Service (obsolete)

See also

References

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  11. ^ Heckler & Koch History
  12. ^ Mid-size Riot Control Disperser (MRCD), XM37
  13. ^ SOLICITATION/CONTRACT/ORDER FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS
  14. ^ MOSSBERG 590 SHOTGUN
  15. ^ REMINGTON M870 SHOTGUN
  16. ^ Weapons and Equipment of the Infantry and Special Ops (Page 2)
  17. ^ HECKLER AND KOCH MP5 SMG
  18. ^ US Air Force Material Command. Air Force Instruction 36-2226, Combat Arms Program, Supplement 1. Wright-Patterson AFB: US Air Force Material Command, 2004.







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