Special Operations and sidearms?




 
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January 25th, 2005  
Sgt. Nick Fury
 

Topic: Special Operations and sidearms?


Some time ago a remember someone asking about sidearms issued to different special forces, and operations units on this forum. I remember someone also stating that within such units they usually had a high degree of personal choice as to what sidearms they wished to carry, and that as a result they ranged from H&K, to Sig to Glock etc.....

Recently on another forum I was chastised when I stated that I was under the impression they had some liberty of what sort of sidearms they carried. A member stated that they had trained and outfitted with such groups and that they do not have any free choice, but rather are issued certain side arms.

My question is what's the real deal? I would be both interested to know how much liberty in choice such specialty units have and what sorts of sidearms are used by which groups, thanks for your help!
January 25th, 2005  
Sgt. Nick Fury
 
Oh come on, where is everyone?
January 25th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
Where's the "Howlin Commando's"?


Only an operator could answer this question.
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January 25th, 2005  
bushpig1998
 
 
It depends which country's services you are in. I know old SA recce bats could choose pretty much any sidearm. The only constant was the FAL.
January 26th, 2005  
RnderSafe
 
 
You are not incorrect in your assumption. Some SOF units are given some liberty when it comes to sidearms.
January 26th, 2005  
SHERMAN
 
 
The more "elite" special operation forces in Israel allow operators to choose sidearm...
January 26th, 2005  
Pete031
 
 
yeah it would depend on the unit I think.... In Canada, officially they use a Sig, but I am not SF so I don't if they have a choice, the ones I have worked with and been on operation with all had Sig's....