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Navy Seals .357 Magnum

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Texasred, Oct 4, 2009.

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  1. Texasred

    Texasred Member

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    I understand that certain Special Forces are allowed to carry Smith double action .357 magnums. Is this still currently used? I remember seeing this on their website 2 years ago when I considered joining. What gun and what load do they use(only FMJ, RIGHT?)? Anyone know?
     
  2. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

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    Which website?
     
  3. earlthegoat2

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    navyseals.com I would think.

    It was different 2 yrs ago than it is now though.
     
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  4. Texasred

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    This was on the official USNAVY website. No bs.
     
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    I always thought that Seals carried Sig 226's. Never heard of them carrying a revolver in recent decades.
     
  6. MCgunner

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    Maybe they use it to penetrate engine blocks. :scrutiny:
     
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    Or kill Grizzly Bears...
     
  8. 9mmepiphany

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    Marcinko wrote, in 1992, that when he formed SEAL Team 6, they used the S&W M-66 with 4" barrel
     
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    Through the late 70's and 80's, the SEALs used a Model 66 alongside the Beretta and later the P226.
     
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    The SEALs still issue S&W Model 686 revolvers for some conditions.

    They've used just about every revolver made, from the Colt Detective Special and Cobra, to the S&W Model 66 and now the 686.

    Sometimes, especially in very dirty water like you find in harbors, a revolver is more reliable than an auto. Even fouled in silt and with all the lube washed off by salt water they still work.
     
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    About 10 years ago there was a documentary on TV showing the French Seals. At that time they carried a stainless revolver. Anyway, I don't think it's possible to walk up and "join" the SEALs. You apply for the training. IF you're accepted, and IF you survive it, they MIGHT take you, provided you meet all the psychological profiles. Maybe one in ten or twenty makes the cut. Unless things have changed.
     
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    Yeah, I just filled out the application on line! They turned me down because they said my high scores would make the other SEALs jealous!
     
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    I was under the impression that high scores were mandatory to get into the seals aside from the obvious pt requirements.
     
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    Enlist.
    Accept an MOS that qualifies as a SEAL source rating.
    Apply to BUD/S
    Survive/thrive in BUD/S.

    ...or just buy a 686 and a pair of Maui Jims and hit the range.:cool::rolleyes:
     
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    Wondering, are they issued a white flag, too? :D
     
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    I thought the seals used to carry H&K...

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    Not until after they complete the rigorous "surrender 101" course, followed shortly thereafter by the "collaborate 201" course. ;)
     
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    General opinion is that the Mk 24 Mod 0 (P226 to us on land) is much better to carry and use than the big HK .45 designed by committee.
     
  19. R.W.Dale

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    Let me think

    Korea- draw
    Vietnam- Loss
    Gulf war- Win with French and UK help
    Iraq-?????
    Afghanistan- We'll end up packing out within the year


    How is it we can make fun of the French without laughing at ourselves:banghead: I assure you if Germany and Mexico swapped places in 1938 that folks in Alberta Canada would have been brushing up on their Deutsch long before 1940. Especially if over half our fighting age population had been killed off 20yrs previously
     
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    How can you say we lost in VN

    We won every major battle with the VC. We had them begging to sign the peace treaty after bombing the living hell out of north VN.


    We did not lose VN the american press lost VN.

    The same way they are going to lose Iraq and Afghanistan. (The American Press)
    :banghead:
    Oh yeah, the stinking liberals had a big hand in it also.:fire:

    steve
     
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    What was our mission?

    Keep South Vietnam a Democracy and prevent Communist expansion.

    What form of government does south Vietnam have today?...........I call that a loss. Either way don't you think we have no room to talk about France?

    France will fight till defeated on the field of battle. WE will fight till we lose interest and go home.
     
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    sorry dude

    We had very few and I mean few if any military personnel there when the NVC took over. We had already pulled out and it was in the hands of the SVN army when the NVC took over. We had already had our troops pulled out over one year to 1 1/2 years earlier. I was there when they were pulling the troops out in 73


    steve

    By all means lets get back to the topic.....
     
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    Linebacker II

    The reason NVN went to the talks in Paris was because LB II was, in fact, bombing them back to the stone age. We were losing aircraft (B-52s) but we were smashing their facilities to rubble, and that's when they said "King's X!" Mao and Ho and Gen Giap were masters at unconventional war, and they knew they had to stop the bombing lest they lose, so they talked while we stopped.

    But we digress...

    In my time, Spec Ops used whatever weapon was needed for the mission - some were basic issue, some were acquired for that particular operation. We had AKs in the armory in the early 70s along side a lot of other OTWS... :scrutiny:
     
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    The total number of actual active-duty SEALS is tiny--a few thousand. You might as well try to get into the NBA with bad hips.
     
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