Small arms and support weapons

December 2018

Locker Magazine Infantry Artillery

Small arms and support weapons

Whether they arrive by armoured vehicle or boat, British soldiers are trained to operate aywhere in the world and are supported by an armoury of powerful and versatile weaponry, from grenades to heavy machine guns - tools for the solider's task of taking and holding ground.

SA80 Overview

SA80 is the designation for a revolutionary family of assault weapons. On its introduction, it proved so accurate that the Army marksmanship tests had to be redesigned.

SA80 A2 comprises the Individual Weapon (IW) and Light Support Weapon (LSW).

These are the British Army's standard combat weapons.

Glock 17 Overview

The Glock 17 Gen 4 pistol is much lighter than its predecessor, Browning pistol, and more accurate. It also has an increased magazine capacity of 17 x 9mm rounds, compared to 13 rounds for the Browning.