5 Weapons Used By Elite PARA SPECIAL FORCES

Indian Army has one of the best special forces units in the world, PARA Special Forces. They have been an integral part of the Indian Armed Forces. For years, they have been fighting terrorism alongside the other part of the Indian armed forces.

 They are so highly skilled in carrying out impossible secret operations and reconnaissance behind enemy lines. And they have been proving their worth time and again, such as in the historical war of 1971 and one of the famous operation surgical strikes. 

Even if a civilian doesn’tdoesn’t understand, a defense enthusiast can understand that their work is no joke. They need some modern advanced gear guns and ammunition to operate in dangerous terrain and environments.

Here is the list of 5 Weapons Used By Elite PARA SPECIAL FORCES

Heckler And Koch MP5

The Heckler & Koch MP5 (Maschinenpistole 5, lit. “submachine gun 5”) was developed in 1964 by Tilo Möller, Manfred Guhring, Georg Seidl, Helmut Baureuter, Rudolf Brandl, Herbert Doll, Paul Thevis, Helmut Danner, and Erich Weisser, and has been produced by the company since 1966. Over 40 countries have purchased the MP5, making it one of the world’s most widely distributed submachine guns.

 5 Weapons Used By Elite PARA SPECIAL FORCES

The MP5 is a shorter version of the G3 gun and uses 9mm Parabellum bullets. It works by shooting from a closed bolt, which is part of its action mechanism. All MP5 submachine guns have different firing options. The main types are the three-position and four-position fire control groups.

You can choose between safe, semi-automatic, and full auto modes in the three-position group. The four-position group offers safe, semi-automatic, burst, and full auto modes. Burst mode allows you to shoot two or three bullets with a single pull of the trigger, depending on the specific model.

IMI Galil

 Israel Military Industries (IMI) is the creator of the IMI Galil Assault rifle. The Galil is inspired by the Finnish Rk 62 rifle, which is a version of the Kalashnikov rifle. It shares many similarities with the Kalashnikov rifle. The basic idea for the Galil came from a very simple early model called the “Balashnikov.”

 5 Weapons Used By Elite PARA SPECIAL FORCES

The receiver is made of thick machined steel and is made to handle the high pressure of NATO rounds. All metal areas on the outside are parkerized to stop them from rusting. Unlike the AK-47, the charging handle points up at the top of the barrel cover. This makes it easier to charge the gun with your left hand. 

The Galil operates using the same mechanism as the Kalashnikov. When a bullet is fired, the gas pushes a rod connected to the bolt carrier back, rotating the bolt and freeing it. The bolt then extracts and ejects the spent casing. This mechanism ensures reliable extraction and ejection of the fired rounds.

IMI Galils are guns you hold against your shoulder and are operated by gas. You can choose different firing modes. They use box magazines that can hold 35 rounds. Putting the magazine into the gun involves a rocking motion, where the front of the magazine fits into a recess in the gun. You need to pull the magazine backward until it clicks into place.

To make the gun ready, you must first turn the selector to the safe position. Then you can use the charging handle. Pulling the charging handle all the way back and releasing it chambers a round, which means it takes a bullet from the magazine and puts it into the chamber using the bolt. The bolt moves forward to do this.

M4 Carbine

The M4 is a shorter version of the AR-15 rifle used by military forces worldwide. It is based on the M16 rifle used by the US military. Over time, different manufacturers have made changes based on defense contracts. Initially, Colt produced the first M4s, later joined by Fabrique Nationale.

 5 Weapons Used By Elite PARA SPECIAL FORCES

Different versions of the M4 Carbine exist, such as the M4 and M4A1. The M4 has a collapsible stock, a shorter barrel of 14.5 inches, with a notch for attaching an under-barrel mounted grenade launcher called the M203. It was introduced in 1994. The barrel assembly includes M4 feed ramps, which are longer and steeper than those on rifles, to improve reliability.

The front sight block of the M4 is slightly higher, and the fire control group (FCG) has three positions: SAFE, SEMI, and BURST. The early versions used the A2 upper receiver, but later versions have a flat-top design.

The M4A1 has the same FCG as the M4, but the BURST position uses AUTO components instead. It also has a heavier barrel called the SOCOM profile compared to the M4’s Government profile barrel. Many M4A1 models were converted from M4s.

Initially, Remington was the main supplier, but Colt contested and won an $88 million contract to continue supplying the M4A1s to the US government. However, the government intends to allow other companies to provide M4A1s. Currently, Fabrique Nationale is also supplying them.

IWI Tavor

IMI developed the Tavor TAR-21 assault weapon as a replacement for the Galil, M16A1, and CAR-15 rifles. The Tavor was designed to be a reliable assault rifle suitable for urban environments.

It is called TAR-21, which stands for “Tavor Assault Rifle for the Twenty-First Century.” The Tavor is a modern infantry weapon that combines the latest firearm technology into a single device.

The Tavor is made of lightweight polymer and is a bullpup weapon, which means the weight is concentrated toward the shoulder. This design allows for faster movement in urban situations that soldiers often encounter.

 5 Weapons Used By Elite PARA SPECIAL FORCES

Despite being shorter than previous rifles, the Tavor maintains a full-length barrel. It is available in 5.56mm NATO and 9mm calibers. There is also a model called the Micro Tavor, which has a silencer and can be chambered in 9mm. 

The Tavor uses a 30-round magazine and is compatible with NATO Stanag. It can be equipped with various accessories like other assault rifles.

The Tavor comes with a built-in MARS reflex sight on the barrel, but it can be replaced with other sights. The integrated sight allows for the addition of night vision or magnification without needing to re-zero the sight. Additionally, the Tavor is highly reliable and can even be fired while submerged in water without the risk of exploding.

PGM 338

Chris L. Movigliatti created the PGM 338 from AMSD to address the limitations of the 7.62mm NATO marksman rifle and the .50 BMG sniper rifle. It aims to provide a balance between stopping power and mobility. The rifle is distributed by PGM Précision in France, Drake Associates, Inc. in the United States, and Liemke Defense in Germany.

The PGM 338 features a central girder metal chassis, giving it a unique and simplified design that is easy to maintain. The receiver is made of 7075 aluminum and has three locking lugs on the bolt for secure operation. It also has vent holes to release high-pressure gases in case of cartridge failure.

The rifle has a cold hammer-forged barrel made by Lothar Walther and comes with a detachable muzzle brake. PGM recommends using either the muzzle brake or a silencer for comfortable shooting. 

The PGM 338 has polymer furniture, an adjustable trigger pull, and a Picatinny rail that allows for the attachment of various optics. It has a bipod attached to the bottom and an additional monopod on the stock for stability. The rifle provides precise angle measurements with an accuracy of 0.5 minutes.

 5 Weapons Used By Elite PARA SPECIAL FORCES