Can you bring your own gun to the Marines?
You cannot bring your own rifle. In the US military, in most cases, no. I have participated in pistol matches representing my unit, and had orders that specifically permitted me to transport, carry and use personal firearms- for the match.
Do you get to choose your weapon in the military?
Originally Answered: If I was to join the military, would I get to choose my own weapon/firearm? In the US military, no. There are a few exceptions, like certain special mission units can be authorized to do so, but they are such a small percentage of the total force.
Do the Marines give you a pistol?
Marine Corps Systems Command began fielding the M18 Modular Handgun System in September. The M18 will replace all other pistols in the Marine Corps inventory, including the M9, M9A1, M45A1 and M007. “All Marine Corps units with a pistol will receive an M18,” said Brian Nelson, M18 project officer at MCSC.
Do Marines keep their rifles?
No, they do not. Their issued weapons are government property and remain so when they leave the services. If they bought weapons, they could keep those.
Can you take your own gun on deployment?
In the US military you cannot bring your own rifle or any other firearm.
What kind of weapons do Marines use?
Weapons used The basic infantry weapon of the United States Marine Corps is the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle. Suppressive fire is provided by the M240B machine gun, at the squad and company levels respectively. Marines at the rank of E4 and above rates receive the M17 semi-automatic pistol.
Do soldiers get to keep guns?
No civilian (to include Veterans) is authorize the use or possession of military service weapons in the US. You don’t even get to take your service weapon home with you while you’re serving. You only keep your service weapon while you’re on duty (in a billet that requires it) or while you are in a combat zone.
How do soldiers get their weapons?
Unlike in some video games, soldiers do not buy their weapons, either from the military or from other sources. Every weapon a soldier uses is issued by the military. The soldier is not charged any money or other currency (“credits”, etc.) for the weapon.
Can you bring a firearm into the US?
If you ever need to get out of your vehicle to talk to a border officer about your weapon, leave it in your vehicle. Do not bring firearms into any U.S. or Canadian government facility unless specifically instructed to do so. If they want to inspect your firearm, ask them exactly how they want you to do this and follow their instructions precisely.
Can you take on a platoon of Marines?
You are not going to take on a platoon of Marines with state-of-the-art automatic weapons and the best body armor you cannot buy protected by armed personnel carriers and attack helicopters unless you choose to die that day — for nothing. You will either be in the country or out, and if you are in, you will stay in and you will comply.
Can a soldier carry his own ammo in the military?
The truth is that most of the people who would want to bring a personal firearm are not the most mature soldiers. We have lots of really good firearms with all the free ammo you can carry.
Are there personal firearms allowed in the military?
The answer here can be complicated, but the general answer is that there are no personal firearms allowed. This post is a little long, but I thought it we an interesting story about military life that you could not figure out from TV, movies, or books.