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Special Forces Berlin
by James Stejskal



Special Forces Weapons

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The U.S. Army Special Forces has a unique set of missions - and many unique weapons with which to accomplish those varied missions.

Special Forces Small Arms. Rifles, pistols and other small arms used by U.S. Army Special Forces.

One of the more unique - and classified - weapons that Special Forces employed was the B-54 Special Atomic Demolition Munition or SADM. There were specially trained Special Forces teams designated as "SADM Teams" to carry these small atomic warheads into enemy territory and emplace them against targets. 1.

XM-174 Automatic Grenade Launcher. The M-79 40-mm Grenade Launcher was a big success in Vietnam. This led to the Army wanting a more advanced grenade launcher. Read more in a news story by Real Clear Defense,  March 16, 2015.

Articles about SF Weapons

April 7, 2017. What's Happening in Special Forces Arms Today, The Arms Guide. A broad overview of the small to heavy arms and weapons that a Special Forces operationsl detachment may deploy with and use in combat.

Videos about SF Weapons

April 11, 2017. "Remington MSR: The Special Forces MK 21 Sniper Rifle", by The Fire Arm Blog. A 7-minute video about the MK 21.

GWOT Era Weapons

M86 Pursuit Deterrent Munition. This anti-personnel mine was introduced in the late 80s or early 90s. A live munition and training munition were available. Some Special Forces teams carried them in 2002-2003 in Afghanistan and 2003 in Iraq. Shortly after that period they were pulled from the field - probably because of legal or moral issues concerning landmines.

Post GWOT Weapons

MK-22 MRAD Sniper Rifle. USSOCOM contracted for its' new MK22 MRAD sniper rifle in 2020. Barrent Firearms received the first initial production order.




1. For more on the B-54 Special Atomic Demolition Munition see "The Littlest Boy", Foreign Policy Magazine, January 30, 2014.





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