M-249 SAW Belt-Fed Machine Gun


The Weapon

The M249 light machine gun, previously designated the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW), is the American adaptation of the Belgian FN Minimi, a light machine gun manufactured by FN Herstal. The M249 is manufactured in the United States and is widely used in the U.S. Armed Forces. The weapon was introduced in 1984 after being judged the most effective of a number of candidate weapons to address the lack of automatic firepower in small units. M249s have seen action in every major conflict involving the United States since the US invasion of Panama in 1989. Soldiers are generally satisfied with the weapon's performance, though there have been reports of clogging with dirt and sand.

The Specs

  • Caliber: 5.56 x 45mm NATO
  • Type: Fully-Automatic
  • Category: Belt-fed/Medium Machine Gun
  • Origin: United States
  • Capacity: 20, 40 and 100-round belts

  • The Reviews



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