Rifle - 5.56mm chambered AR with chrome lined barrel and chamber and government profile barrel with 1 in 7 twist rate in 20 inch length, with fixed stock. A2 sight or flat rail (Pitcanny) system for removable sights. 7 magazines of 30 rounds each is the standard infantry load.
The M9 or older M7 bayonet may be mounted on the rifle, if required.
Carbine - 5.56mm chambered AR with chrome lined chamber and barrel with 1 in 7 twist tate 14.5 inch (extended flash hider) or 16 inch carbine length with collapsible stock. A2 sight or flat rail (Pitcanny) system for removable sights. 7 magazines of 30 rounds each is the standard load.
The Joint Combat Pistol program has been suspended. However, it is clear that US forces will return in the future to a .45 cal ACP sidearm. Pending the decision on future pistol procurement from the Army, which is now in the process of conducting evaluation, suggested models are:
- HK 45
- Springfield XD
- FNP 45
- SIG P220
- Glock 21SF
The 9mm is no longer standard, as the M882 round has been found to be unsuitable for modern combat. Until an official pistol is adopted, acceptable models are:
The Troop uses the following ammunition types:
- M1911 ball .45cal
- M882 ball 9mm NATO
- M193 ball 5.56mm
- M855 ball 5.56mm NATO
- M856 tracer 5.56mm NATO
- M80 ball 7.62mm NATO
- M62 tracer 7.62mm NATO
- M33 ball .50cal
The Quartermaster organizes group purchases of ammunition and storage of unit stockpiles.
Crew Served Weapons