List of weapons of the United States Marine Corps
This is a list of weapons used by the United States Marine Corps:
The basic infantry weapon of the United States Marine Corps is the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle. Suppressive fire is provided by the M240B machine gun, at the squad and company levels respectively. Marines at the rank of E4 and above rates receive the M17 semi-automatic pistol. In addition, indirect fire is provided by the M203 grenade launcher in fireteams, M224a1 60 mm mortar in companies, and M252 81 mm mortar in battalions. The M2 .50 caliber heavy machine gun and MK19 automatic grenade launcher (40 mm) are available for use by dismounted infantry, though they are more commonly vehicle-mounted. Precision fire is provided by the M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System and M40A3, A5, A6 bolt-action sniper rifle. 
The Marine Corps uses a variety of direct-fire rockets and missiles to provide infantry with an offensive and defensive anti-armor capability. The SMAW and AT4 are unguided rockets that can destroy armor and fixed defenses (e.g. bunkers) at ranges up to 500 meters. The FGM-148 Javelin and BGM-71 TOW are anti-tank guided missiles; both can utilize top-attack profiles to avoid heavy frontal armor and are heavy missiles effective past 2,000 meters that give infantry an offensive capability against armor.
Marines are capable of deploying non-lethal weaponry as the situation dictates. Part of a Marine Expeditionary Unit earning the Special Operations Capable designator requires a company-sized unit capable of riot control.
- CS gas
- OC spray
- Rubber, beanbag, & plastic bullet
- Riot shield
- M6/M7 series chemical grenade
- M84 stun grenade
- Sting grenade
- OKC-3S bayonet
- Ka-Bar Combat Knife
- Marine NCO sword
- Marine Officers' Mameluke Sword
- Original United States Marine Corps Machete
- Beretta M9
- Beretta M9A1
- Glock 19M - Adopted in February 2015 for use by MARSOC
- M45A1 CQBP - Modified M1911A1, for use by MEU(SOC) and MARSOC. Still in use by Recon Battalions and Security and Emergency Services Battalions.
- M17 - Standard issue pistol since 2019
- M18 - Standard issue pistol since 2019
Automatic Rifles and CarbinesEdit
- M16A2 - Mostly being replaced by M27 in infantry battalions.
- M16 rifle - mostly being replaced by M27 IAR least being replaced by M4 Carbine
- M16A4 - select fire. Safe, semi, burst. Mostly being replaced by M27 in infantry battalions.
- M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle - Support weapon based on the Heckler & Koch HK416 (itself a piston-driven M4) using a free-floating barrel. Initially issued as a replacement for the M249, in 2018 the decision was made to adopt the M27 as the standard USMC assault rifle in infantry battalions.
- MK18 Mod 1 - Modified M4 with 10.3-inch barrel. Used by MARSOC
- M4 Carbine - Mostly being replaced by M27 in infantry battalions.
- M4A1 Carbine - Mostly being replaced by M27 in infantry battalions.
- Mk 17 Mod 0 used by MARSOC
- Mk 16 Mod 0 used by MARSOC
Designated Marksman RiflesEdit
- M39 Enhanced Marksman Rifle - Improved marksman version of the M14 rifle.
- Mk 12 Mod 1 - Improved marksman version of the M16 rifle.
- M38 Designated Marksman Rifle - Modified M27 IAR fielded as a marksman rifle
- Mk 13 mod 7 - .300 Winchester Magnum chambered sniper rifle built on Accuracy International Chassis System with Remington 700 long action.
- Mk 11 Mod 0 - 7.62×51mm sniper rifle based on the M16 direct impingement gas system.
- M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System - Improved version of the Mk 11, replacing the M39 and Mk 11.
- M40 rifle - M40A3, M40A5 and M40A6 variants in use as sniper rifles.
- Barrett M82 - in use as the M82A3 and M107 variants. The M82A3 being an upgraded M82A1A, and the M107 being a variant made in response to requirements issued for an anti-materiel rifle.
- M21 - modified M14 rifle
- Remington 870 - as the M870 and Modular Combat Shotgun.
- M1014 - semi automatic 12-gauge shotgun.
- Mossberg 590A1 12-gauge pump
- M2HB - heavy machine gun chambered in .50 BMG used primarily as a secondary weapon on the M1 Abrams and other vehicles.
- M240G - 7.62×51mm medium machine gun used by infantry and in the M1 Abrams, light vehicles, and helicopters.
- Mk48 Mod 1 - 7.62×51mm light machine gun, used by US MARSOC.
- M249E4 - 5.56×45mm light machine gun, infantry support weapon. Not replaced, but being supplanted by the M27 IAR.
- M67 Hand Grenade (Fragmentation)
- AN-M14 Hand Grenade (Incendiary)
- Mk 141 Mod 0 Hand Grenade "flash-bang"
- AN-M18 Smoke grenade
- M203A1/A2 40 mm Rifle-Mounted Grenade Launcher
- M320 Grenade Launcher Module
- M32 MGL 40mm 6 shot Revolver type Grenade Launcher
- MK19 40 mm Automatic Grenade Launcher
Shoulder-fired Missile and Rocket LaunchersEdit
- M72 LAW
- M202 FLASH
- M136 AT4 Anti-Tank Weapon
- MK153 Shoulder-launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW II)
- FGM-148 Javelin Anti-Tank missile
- BGM-71 Tube Launched, Optically Tracked, Wire Guided (TOW) Missile Weapon System
- FIM-92 Stinger anti-aircraft missile
- M240G 7.62 mm Medium Machine Gun
- M2 .50 Caliber Machine Gun
- M48 Turret-type .50 Caliber Machine Gun
- MK19 40 mm Grenade Machine Gun
- BGM-71 Tube Launched, Optically Tracked, Wire Guided (TOW) Missile Weapon System
- M242 Bushmaster 25mm Autocannon
- M256A1 120 mm smoothbore gun
- GAU-12/U 25 mm Gatling gun
- GAU-16/A .50 Caliber Machine gun
- GAU-17/A 7.62 mm automatic gun
- GAU-21/A .50 Caliber Machine gun
- GAU-8/A Avenger 30mm Gatling cannon
- M61A1 20 mm automatic cannon
- M197 20 mm automatic cannon
- CBU-99 Cluster Bomb
- GBU-10 2000 lb laser-guided bomb
- GBU-12 500 lb laser-guided bomb
- GBU-16 1000 lb laser-guided bomb
- MK82 series 500 lb bomb
- MK83 series 1000 lb bomb
- MK84 series 2000 lb bomb
- Mk 77 incendiary bomb
- AGM-65 Maverick
- AGM-84 Harpoon
- AGM-88 HARM
- AGM-114 Hellfire
- AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon
- AIM-7 Sparrow
- AIM-9 Sidewinder
- AIM-120 AMRAAM
- Hydra 70
- M260 70 mm Rocket Launcher
- Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System
- M18A1 Claymore anti-personnel mine
- M15 anti-tank mine
- M19 anti-tank mine
- M21 anti-tank mine
- M58 Mine Clearing Line Charge (MICLIC)
- Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP)
- Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight (ACOG), recently renamed Rifle Combat Optic (RCO)
- ITL MARS reflex sight
- AN/PSQ-18 day/night grenade launcher sight
- AN/PVS-10 night vision sight
- AN/PVS-14 night vision sight
- AN/PVS-17 night vision sight
- AN/PVS-21 night vision sight
- AN/PAS-13 thermal sight
- AN/PAQ-4 IR laser sight
- AN/PEQ-2 IR laser sight
- various suppressors (MARSOC and Reconnaissance units only)
- various tactical lights
- M2 tripod for light and medium machine guns
- M122 tripod for light and medium machine guns
- M3 tripod for heavy machine guns
Marines with MARSOC, Force Reconnaissance, and MEU(SOC)s occasionally use specialized weapons that the rest of the fleet does not. In addition, some weapons are tested and evaluated in select units before acceptance and large-scale adoption. In a few cases, older weapons are brought out of retirement for limited use.
- M45A1 Close Quarter Battle Pistol - issued to MEU (SOC) forces
- High Standard HDM (.22 LR) (USMC Force Recon, limited issue of 10 per company)
- Heckler & Koch MP5-N - MARSOC, Force Reconnaissance and SRT only
- Multi-shot Accessory Underbarrel Launcher - in evaluation
- Mk 18 CQBR - subcompact variant of the M4 carbine which replaces burst fire with fully automatic capabilities - Force Recon
- FN SCAR - MARSOC only
- Mk 12 Special Purpose Rifle - MARSOC only
- Glock 19 - MARSOC
- Bladed Weapons
- M9 Bayonet
- M7 Bayonet
- M6 Bayonet
- M5 Bayonet
- Raider Stiletto
- M1 Bayonet
- M1942 Bayonet
- M1917 Bayonet
- M1905 Bayonet
- S&W Model 10
- S&W Model 66
- M1905 Marine
- 1873 Colt Single Action
- Colt M1861 Navy
- Colt 1851 Navy Revolver
- Harper's Ferry Model 1805
- Rifles, Carbines, & Muskets
- United States Marine Corps Squad Advanced Marksman Rifle (SAM-R)
- Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
- M14 Rifle
- M1 Garand
- M1917 Enfield
- M1903 Springfield
- Springfield Model 1892-99
- M1895 Lee Navy
- Springfield Model 1882 Short Rifle
- M1872 Springfield
- Spencer repeating rifle
- Springfield Model 1863
- Springfield Model 1861
- 1853 Enfield musket
- Springfield Model 1855
- M1819 Hall Rifle
- Model 1816 Musket
- Springfield Model 1812 Musket
- Model 1795 Musket
- M1/M2/M3 carbine
- M50 Reising
- Colt Model 733
- Submachine guns
- Model of 1921 Thompson
- Model of 1928 and M1928A1 Thompson
- M50 and M55 Reising
- M1 and M1A1 Thompson
- M3 and M3A1
- Heckler & Koch MP5 (some variants)
- Machine guns
- M1895 Colt–Browning machine gun
- Hotchkiss M1909 Benét–Mercié machine gun
- M1917 Browning machine gun
- M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle
- M1919 Browning machine gun
- M60 machine gun
- Quad 50
- Explosives & Launchers
- M61 hand grenade
- Mk2 hand grenade
- FGM-172 Predator Short-Range Assault Weapon (SRAW)
- M79 grenade launcher
- XM148 grenade launcher
- M75 grenade launcher
- M29 mortar
- M19 mortar
- M1 mortar
- M2 mortar
- M101 Howitzer
- M102 Howitzer
- M114 155 MM Howitzer
- M59 Field Gun
- M116 Howitzer
- M67 Recoilless Rifle
- M20 Recoilless Rifle
- M47 Dragon Anti-tank Missile System
- Bazooka Series Rocket Launcher
- FIM-43 Redeye Anti-aircraft Missile
- MIM-23 Hawk Anti-aircraft Missile
- M2 Flamethrower
- Linear Infighting Neural Override Engagement (LINE) Combat System
- AN/PVS-4 Night Vision Sight
- AN/TVS-5 Night Vision Sight
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