List of weapons used by French Armed Forces

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Handguns

In Service

Weapon Caliber(s) Capacity Service Years Designation Used By: Image
PAMAS-G1 9x19mm 15 1987 - Present All Branches Pamas.jpg
Glock 17 9x19mm 17 ???? - Present French Army
French Army Special Forces Brigade
Naval Commandos
Gendarmerie
Glock171stGen.jpg
MAC Mle 1950 9x19mm 9 1953 - Present MAC 50 All Branches (Until 1978)
French Army Special Forces Brigade
Mas 1950.jpg
Manurhin MR-73 .357 Magnum 6 1973 - Present Gendarmerie
GIGN
Revolver Manurhin MR73 3 pouces.jpg
Heckler & Koch USP Compact 9x19mm 13 ???? - Present French Navy USPCompact9.jpg
Heckler & Koch USP Tactical .45 ACP 12 ???? - Present 1st Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment Hk-usp45tac.jpg
SIG Pro SP 2022 9x19mm 15 ???? - Present Gendarmerie SIG-SauerP2022Pro.jpg

Out of Service

Weapon Caliber(s) Capacity Service Years Designation Used By: Image
Chamelot-Delvigne Model 1873 11mm 6 1873 - 1945 MAS 1873 French Army Chamelot-Delvigne-Model-1873B.jpg
FN Model 1900 .32 ACP 7 ???? - ???? FN M1900 French Army FNM1900.jpg
FN Model 1910 .380 ACP 6 ???? - ???? French Army FN Model 1910 1616.jpg
MAB Model D .32 ACP 9 1933-1988 French Army
Gendarmerie
MAB Model D Type II.jpg
Mle 1892 Revolver 8x27mm SR 6 1882 - 1960s All Branches Mle 1892.jpg
Star Ruby Pistol .32 ACP 9 1914 - ???? French Army Star Ruby L.jpg
SACM M1935A 7.65mm Longue 8 1937-1960s Modèle 1935 pistol French Army SACM-M1935A.jpg
MAS M1935S 7.65mm Longue 8 1937-1960s Modèle 1935 pistol French Army French MAS M1935S M1 - 7.65 x 22mm Longue 01.jpg
Savage 1907 .32 ACP 10 1914 - 1917 French Army Savage1907.jpg

Shotguns

In Service

Weapon Caliber(s) Capacity Service Years Designation Used By: Image
Benelli M3 Super 90 12 Gauge 7+1 ???? - Present French Army Special Forces Brigade
GIGN, GIPN, RAID...
M3S90OldStyle.jpg
Valtro PM5 Shotgun 12 Gauge 7+1 ???? - Present French Navy Valtro-PM5.jpg
Vepr-12 12" barrel 12 Gauge 12 ???? - Present GIGN, GIPN, RAID,... Vepr-12.jpg
Beretta M3P 12 Gauge 5 ???? - Present GIGN, GIPN, RAID... Beretta M3P.jpg
Remington 870 12 Gauge 8 ???? - Present GIGN, GIPN, RAID... Model870P MAXlg.jpg
FN Tactical Police 12 Gauge 7 ???? - Present French Air Force Fn tactical police-1-.jpg

Submachine Guns

In Service

Weapon Caliber(s) Capacity Service Years Designation Used By: Image
FN P90 5.7x28mm 50 ???? - Present P90 Troupes de marine
1st Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment
Special Operations Command
French Army Special Forces Brigade
FNP90.jpg
FN P90 TR 5.7x28mm 50 ???? - Present P90 TR GIGN FN P90 Triple Rail (TR).jpg
Heckler & Koch MP5A3 9x19mm 30 ???? - Present French Army MP5A3.jpg
Heckler & Koch MP5A5 9x19mm 30 ???? - Present French Army
French Army Special Forces Brigade
H&KMP5A5.jpg
Heckler & Koch MP5SD 9x19mm 30 ???? - Present French Army Special Forces Brigade MP5SD5.jpg
MAT-49 9x19mm 20
32
1949 - Present French Army (Until 1979)
French Army Special Forces Brigade
MAT-49.jpg
IMI Mini Uzi 9x19mm 20 ???? - Present French Army Commandos MiniUzi 01.jpg
Heckler & Koch MP7A1 4.6x30mm 20, 40 ???? - Present French Army Special Forces Brigade H&K MP71A1.jpg

Out of Service

Weapon Caliber(s) Capacity Service Years Designation Used By: Image
Bergmann MP18 9x19mm 32
50
???? - ???? French Army MP18I.jpg
Erma EMP-35 9x19mm 32 ???? - ???? French Army ErmaEMP-35.jpg
MAS-38 7.65mm Longue 32 1939 - 1946 French Army Mas38 1.jpg
M1928 Thompson .45 ACP 30
50
1939 - ???? French Army M1928.jpg
M1928A1 Thompson .45 ACP 30
50
1939 - ???? French Army M1928-A1 T.jpg
Sten Mk II 9x19mm 32 ???? - ???? French Army Sten.jpg

Rifles

In Service

Weapon Caliber(s) Capacity Service Years Designation Used By: Image
FAMAS-F1 5.56x45mm 25 1975 - Present FAMAS All Branches (will be phased out for the HK416F starting 2017) Famas.jpg
FAMAS G2 5.56x45mm 30 1995 - Present FAMAS G2 Naval Fusiliers
Naval Commandos
FAMAS G2 rifle.jpg
FN SCAR-H 7.62x51mm NATO 20 ???? - Present French Army Special Forces Brigade FN SCAR-H STD.jpg
Heckler & Koch G36V 5.56x45mm 30 ???? - Present French Army Special Forces Brigade
Gendarmerie
G36.jpg
Heckler & Koch HK416 5.56x45mm 30 ???? - Present
2017 - Present
French Army Special Forces Brigade
All Branches (HK 416F variant)
Heckler and Koch 416.jpg
M16A2 5.56x45mm 30 ???? - Present French Army Special Forces Brigade M16A2.jpg
Colt Model 727 5.56x45mm 30 ???? - Present French Army Special Forces Brigade Coltm727ima.jpg
M4 Carbine 5.56x45mm 30 ???? - Present French Army Special Forces Brigade ColtM4 FirstVersion.jpg
SIG SG 550 5.56x45mm 20
30
???? - Present French Naval Commandos SIG550.jpg
SIG SG 551 5.56x45mm 20
30
???? - Present French Naval Commandos Sig-551.jpg
SIG SG 552/553 5.56x45mm 20
30
???? - Present French Naval Commandos SIG SG 553.jpg

Out of Service

Weapon Caliber(s) Capacity Service Years Designation Used By: Image
Charleville Musket .69 Calibre 1 1717 - 1840 French Army Charlie.jpg
Charleville Model 1766 .69 Calibre 1 1776 - 1840 French Army Charleville.jpg
Chassepot 1866 11 mm 1 1866 - 1874 Fusil Modèle 1866 French Army Chassepot 1866.jpg
Gras Model 1874 11 x 59mm Gras. 1 1874 - 1886 Fusil Gras Modèle 1874 French Army Grasrifle1.jpg
Lebel 1886 8x50R mm 8 1887 - 1940s Fusil Modèle 1886-M93 Rilfe Free French Army
Vichy French
French Navy
French Air Force
French Foreign Legion
Modele1886Lebel.jpg
Fusil Modèle 1907-15 Rifle 8x50R mm 3 1915 - 1940s Berthier rifle French Army
French Navy
French Air Force
French Foreign Legion
Fusil Mle 1907-15.jpg
Fusil Modèle 1907-16 Rifle 8x50R mm 5 1916 - 1940s Fusil Mle 1916 French Army
French Navy
French Air Force
French Foreign Legion
FusilM1916.jpg
Fusil Modèle 1916 Carabine 8x50R mm 5 1916 - 1960s Mousqueton Berthier Mle 1892/M16 French Army
French Foreign Legion
Bert-c92 70.jpg
Winchester Model 1907 .351 WSL 15
20
1915 - ???? Winchester 1907/17 French Army WinchesterModel1907French.jpg
Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* .303 British 5
10
???? - ???? Free French Army
French Foreign Legion
SMLE.jpg
Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I .303 British 10 ???? - ???? Free French Army
French Foreign Legion
LeeEnfield4Rifle.jpg
MAS-36 7.5x54mm French 5 1936 - 1978 French Army
Vichy French
French Navy
French Air Force
French Foreign Legion
Gendarmerie
MAS36.jpg
MAS-36 CR39 7.5x54mm French 5 1946-1957 French Army Paratroopers Mas 3619.jpg
MAS-49 7.5x54mm French 10 1949 - 1979 French Army
French Navy
French Air Force
French Foreign Legion
Gendarmerie
MAS-49-firstmodel.jpg
MAS-49/56 7.5x54mm French 10 1957 - 1979 French Army
French Navy
French Air Force
French Foreign Legion
Gendarmerie
MAS49RifleA.jpg
M1903 Springfield .30-06 5 1943 - ???? Free French Army M1903Mark1.jpg
M1917 Enfield 30-06 Springfield 5 1940s - ???? Free French Army
French Foreign Legion
M1917enfield.jpg
M1 Garand .30-06 Springfield 8 1940s - 1964 French Army M1 Garand.jpg
M1 Carbine .30 Carbine 15 1940s - 1962 French Army
French Foreign Legion
M1-Carbine.jpg
M2 Carbine .30 Carbine 15
30
???? - 1962 French Army
French Foreign Legion
M2CarB1.jpg

Machine Guns

In Service

Weapon Caliber(s) Capacity Service Years Designation Used By: Image
Browning M2 Heavy Barrel .50 BMG 100 ???? - Present M2 All Branches BrowningM2 plain.jpg
DEFA Cannon 30mm 125 1973 - Present DEFA 553 French Air Force Canon DEFA MG 1359.jpg
FN Minimi Para 5.56x45mm
7.62x51mm NATO
100
200
???? - Present All Branches MinimiPara.jpg
FN MAG 58 7.62x51mm NATO 100 2011 - Present French Army FNMAG.jpg
GIAT 30 30mm Varies 2003 - Present French Army
French Air Force
French Navy
30mmGIAT30M791 01.jpg
MAS AA-52 7.5x54mm French 50
200
1952 - Present ANF1 All Branches AA52.jpg
Mauser BK-27 27mm Varies 1977 - Present French Air Force Mauser BK-27.jpg

Out of Service

Weapon Caliber(s) Capacity Service Years Designation Used By: Image
Bren Gun .303 British 30 1940s - ???? French Army
Free French Army
French Foreign Legion
Bren gun.JPG
Browning Automatic Rifle .30-06 Springfield 20 ???? - 1960s French Army
Free French Army
French Foreign Legion
BAR.jpg
Browning M1919A4 .30-06 Springfield 250 ???? - ???? French Army
French Foreign Legion
M1919A4.jpg
Chatellerault M1924/29 7.5x54mm 25 1925 - 1950s
1930s - 2006 (Gendarmerie)
FM 24/29 French Army
Free French Army
French Foreign Legion
Gendarmerie
Chatellerault M1924-29.JPG
Chauchat 8x50mmR Lebel 20 1908 - 1940 French Army Chauchat.jpg
Colt 1895 Automatic Machine Gun .30-40 Krag ???? - ???? French Army Colt3.jpg
St. Étienne Mle 1907 8x50mmR 25
300
1907 - 1916 French Army St 1907 mg.jpg
Hotchkiss M1914 Machine Gun 8x50mmR Lebel 24
250
1914 - 1945 French Army
Free French Army
Vichy French
French Foreign Legion
M1914Hotchkiss.jpg
Hotchkiss Model 1922 7x57mm Mauser 20 ???? - ???? French Army HotchkissM1922mag-fed.jpg
Hotchkiss Model 1922 7x57mm Mauser 15
24
30
???? - ???? French Army HotchkissM1922.jpg
Lewis Gun .303 British 47
97
1914 - 1918 French Air Force Rafmachinegunlewis3.jpg
Vickers Aircraft Machine Gun .303 British 250 1914 - 1918 French Air Force VickersAircraft.jpg

Launchers

In Service

Weapon Caliber(s) Capacity Service Years Designation Used By: Image
ERYX 137mm 1 1994 - Present French Army
French Army Special Forces Brigade
Eryx.jpg
FGM-148 Javelin 127mm 1 2010 - Present French Army Javalin.jpg
M136 AT4 84mm 1 ???? - Present Anti Blindé Léger French Army
French Army Special Forces Brigade
AT-4Launcher.jpg
M203 Grenade Launcher 40x46mm 1 ???? - Present French Army
French Army Special Forces Brigade
M203.jpg
MILAN 115mm 1 ???? - Present French Army
French Army Special Forces Brigade
MILAN.jpg

Out of Service

Weapon Caliber(s) Capacity Service Years Designation Used By: Image
M1A1 Bazooka 2.36 inch 1 ???? - ???? French Army
French Foreign Legion
M1A1 Bazooka.jpg
M9A1 Bazooka 2.36 inch 1 ???? - ???? French Army
French Foreign Legion
M9bazooka.jpg
M20 "Super Bazooka" 3.5 inch 1 ???? - ???? French Army
French Foreign Legion
M20 Super Bazooka.jpg

Marksman, AMR, and Sniper Rifles

In Service

Weapon Caliber(s) Capacity Service Years Designation Used By: Image
Heckler & Koch G3SG/1 7.62x51mm NATO 20 ???? - Present French Army
French Army Special Forces Brigade
H&KSG1.jpg
Heckler & Koch HK417 7.62x51mm NATO 10
20
???? - Present HK417 French Army
French Army Special Forces Brigade
HK417 16.jpg
Heckler & Koch MSG90 7.62x51mm NATO 5
10
20
???? - Present 1st Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment HKMSG90.jpg
FR F2 7.62x51mm NATO 10 1984 - Present All Branches FRF2 lunette Schrome.jpg
PGM Ultima Ratio 7.62x51mm NATO 5
10
???? - Present All Branches PGM Ultima-1-.jpg
PGM Hécate II .50 BMG 7 1993 - Present All Branches PGMHecateII.jpg
Sako TRG 42 .300 Winchester
.338 Lapua Magnum
5
7
???? - Present No. 10 (Air Parachute) Commando Sako trg42.jpg

Out of Service

Weapon Caliber(s) Capacity Service Years Designation Used By: Image
FR F1 7.5x54 mm Mle.1929 10 1966 - 1980s All Branches FRF1.jpg

Grenades

Out of Service

Weapon Service Years Designation Used By: Image
Model 1914 Ball Grenade 1914 - 19?? French Army Mod1914a.jpg
F1 Hand Grenade 1915 - 1940s French Army
Free French Army
French Foreign Legion
F1 Mle35 hand grenade.JPG
Citron Foug modèle 1916 1916 - 19?? French Arm Citron1916.jpg

Experimental

Weapon Caliber(s) Capacity Service Years Designation Used By: Image
Fusil Automatique Modèle 1917 8x50R mm 5 1917 - 1926 French Army R.S.C. Model 1917.jpg
Fusil Automatique Modèle 1918 8x50R mm 5 1918 - 1926 French Army R.S.C. Model 1918.jpg
Chauchat-Ribeyrolles 1918 Automatic Carbine 8x35mm Ribeyrolles 25 1916 - 1920 French Army Ribeyrolle1918.jpg
Hotchkiss "Type Universal" 9x19mm 32 1949 - 1952 French Army HotchkissSMG.jpg
FAMAS FELIN 5.56x45mm 30 2010 - Present FÉLIN French Army Famas-felin.jpg

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