SEALs Weapons

Navy SEALs use an extensive array of firearms of both U.S. and foreign manufacture, several of which have been specifically developed for them or U.S. SOF in general. SEALs have latitude, within designated parameters, in their selection of primary and secondary weapons. The highly-accurate and versatile M4A1 Carbine is the standard issue weapon for SEAL operators, while pistols are usually carried as backup weapons. Weapons choice is always mission-dependent and the SEALs have a wide array of firearms from which to select the precise ones. Following is a representative list of firearms that Navy SEALs currently use, within each class of weapon.


Assault Rifles

Sniper Rifles

Submachine Guns

Machine Guns

Combat Shotguns

  • Benelli M4 Super 90 Shotgun

Grenade Launchers

  • M203 Grenade Launcher (40mm)


  • M224 Mortar (60mm)

Anti-Tank Rockets

  • M136 AT4 Light Anti-Tank Rocket