posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 04:55 PM
Most special forces use the same weapons as the current military. With SOPMOD kits. (Special Operations Peculiar MODification). Same basic gun.
Rail system with vertical grip, flashlight, infrared laser (can only be seen with nightvision). Difference in buttstocks are usually given to
preference of individual soldier. Some will hold batteries, cleaning kits, whatever they feel they might need.
Recently, more and more soldiers are getting the rail system to allow for the laser. It has allowed for quicker targeting during nighttime firefights
in Afganistan and Iraq.
The major difference with the guns interior, is that special forces already have the gas piston retrofitted into their weapons. This make the gun
EXTREMELY reliable, in sand, mud, water, etc. Not as much cleaning to keep weapon in good condition. The military is looking to retrofit all the M16
varients (m4s) with the gas piston. It is cheaper than building an entirely new weapons platform. ~$600 per rifle, compared to ~2000 per NEW
The gas piston is what weapons such as the Kalishnakov (AK47/74 etc) use. It's what makes them reliable.