Rifle - 5.56mm chambered AR with 20 inch chrome lined barrel and chamber and government profile barrel with 1 in 7 twist rate, with fixed stock. Flat rail (Pitcanny) system for removable sights or mounting the Trijicon TA31F A4 CP optic. 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 rate 14.5 inch (extended flash hider) or 16 inch carbine length with collapsible stock. Flat rail (Pitcanny) system for removable sights or Mounting the Trijicon TA31F M150 combat optic. 7 magazines of 30 rounds each is the standard load.
The Joint Combat Pistol program has resulted in selection of the SIG P320 in 9mm. The modular design will allow for later conversion to .45 cal. ACP. Based on US experience where pistol enhagements have been critical to the survival of personnel, these is a strong preference for .45 cal. M1911 ball ammunition as the pistol cartridge. Suggested models are:
- M 17 (SIG P320)
- M 18 (SIG P320)
- Beretta M9 (92FS)
- SIG P220
- SIG P226
All officers and NCOs are required to carry sidearms. Sidearm carry for Troopers not assigned a sidearm as a primary weapon is optional. When choosing to carry 9mm weapons, M882 ball is the standard cartridge.
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