MACV-SOG's Long Guns and Handguns

Suppressed UZI


The Uzi is a family of Israeli open-bolt, blowback-operated submachine guns. The Uzi was one of the first weapons to use a telescoping bolt design which allows the magazine to be housed in the pistol grip for a shorter weapon.

The RPD is a 7.62x39mm light machine gun developed in the Soviet Union by Vasily Degtyaryov for the 7.62×39mm M43 intermediate cartridge. It was created as a replacement for the DP machine gun chambered for the 7.62×54mmR round. It is a precursor of most squad automatic weapons.  SOG would cut down the Barrel and do some other modifications. 

Eldon Bargewell

Eldon Bargewll with a RPD

Photo of Ed Wolcff and Hal Wilson (its man on left and middle man).

Photo of Ed Wolcoff and Hal Wilson (its man on left and middle man).
Gyroject Rocket Pistol

Gyrojet Pistol

The Gyrojet is a family of unique firearms developed in the 1960s named for the method of gyroscopically stabilizing its projectiles. Rather than inert bullets, Gyrojets fire small rockets called Microjets which have little recoil and do not require a heavy barrel or chamber to resist the pressure of the combustion gases. Velocity on leaving the tube was very low, but increased to around 1,250 feet per second at 30 feet. The result is a very lightweight & transportable weapon.

Franklin Douglas “Doug” Miller With a Gyrojet Rocket Pistol

Franklin Douglas "Doug" Miller


The AK-47, officially known as the Avtomat Kalashnikova, is a gas-operated, 7.62×39mm assault rifle developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail Kalashnikov in the aftermath of World War II. It is the originating firearm of the Kalashnikov rifle family. The number 47 refers to the year it was finished.

Swedish K

Cochran and Troop at Kontum 1969 Paul Christensen MACVSOG
Cochran and Troop at Kontum 1969 Paul Christensen MACVSOG
Ted B. Braden (left) with Al Keller

Taking a smoke break with Swedish K Sub machine gun. Ted B. Braden (left) with Al Keller in the DMZ – Vietnam 1966

Browning Hi-Power

The Browning Hi-Power is a single-action, semi-automatic handgun available in the 9mm and.40 S&W calibers. It was based on a design by American firearms inventor John Browning, and completed by Dieudonné Saive at Fabrique Nationale of Herstal, Belgium. Browning died in 1926, several years before the design was finalized. The Hi-Power is one of the most widely used military pistols in history, having been used by the armed forces of over 50 countries. After 82 years of continuous production, the Hi-Power was discontinued in 2017 by Browning Arms, but it remained in production in some countries, under license.


The M60, officially the Machine Gun, Caliber 7.62 mm, M60, is a family of American general-purpose machine guns firing 7.62×51mm NATO cartridges from a disintegrating belt of M13 links. There are several types of ammunition approved for use in the M60, including ball, tracer, and armor-piercing rounds

The Frenchman with M-60


The Colt Automatic Rifle-15 or CAR-15 was a family of M16 rifle based firearms marketed by Colt in the 1960s and early 1970s. However, the term “CAR-15” is most commonly associated with the Colt Commando (AKA: XM177); these select-fire carbines have ultrashort 10.5-inch (270 mm) and 11.5-inch (290 mm) barrels with over-sized flash suppressors.

The CAR-15 name was an attempt to re-associate the AR-15 name with Colt, since the AR initially stood for ArmaLite, the original manufacturer of the ArmaLite AR-15. Colt later abandoned the CAR-15 concept, but continued to make carbine variations, using the “M16” brand for select-fire models and the “Colt AR-15” brand for semi-automatic models. However, in present usage, “CAR-15” is the generic name for all carbine-length variants made before the M4 carbine.

Colt Car-15
Bobby Pruett - CCN recon and Project delta - note his m-16 forward pistol grip. This was totally custom. He is also wearing a AK chest rig.

Bobby Pruett – CCN recon and Project delta – note his m-16 forward pistol grip. This was totally custom. He is also wearing a AK chest rig.

Thompson 45 Cal

Thompson Submachine

The Thompson submachine gun is an American submachine gun first invented by John T. Thompson in 1918 during World War I that became infamous during the Prohibition era, being a signature weapon of various organized crime syndicates in the United States. It was a common sight in the media of the time, being used by both law enforcement officers and criminals. The Thompson submachine gun was also known informally as the “Tommy Gun”, “Street Sweeper”, “Annihilator”, “Chicago Typewriter”, “Trench Broom”, “Chicago Submachine”, “Chicago Piano”, “Chicago Style”, “Chicago Organ Grinder”, “Drum Gun”, “the Chopper”, “the Tommy Boy” or simply “the Thompson”.

.45 caliber M-3 Silenced

.45 caliber M-3 Silenced

Jim firing the .45 caliber M-3 Silenced Grease Gun that they took on missions, which they put together that night, in case the tiger attacked.

Scoped Weapons 

M203 grenade launcher
M203 grenade launcher