M-249 SAW Belt-Fed Machine Gun

Quick Details

  • 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 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.

Frequently Asked Questions


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  • Should something happen and you need a refund for your purchase online, there is a non-refundable 10% fee that will be taken out.

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  • Our minimum age for shooters is 10 years of age. Firearm selection is limited for shooters under the age of 14. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.

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  • Yes, please bring a valid form of photo identification (ie: driver’s license, passport, military ID, etc)