The M86 is the standard handgun of the United States Colonial Marines. A derivative of the VP70, the M86 was designed by Heckler and Koch.
The Mk24 is a .45 caliber handgun used by the United States Colonial Marine Corps. An upgrade of Heckler and Koch’s Mk23, the Mk24 is the standard issue handgun for Vent Infiltration Specialists, or “Vent Rats”, some of whom choose to carry it as a primary weapon when infiltrating ventilation systems, fitted with an optional suppressor.
The U7 is an underbarrel shotgun used by the Colonial Marine Corps.
The M322 is the standard shotgun of the United States Colonial Marines. It is an improved variant of the USAS-12 automatic shotgun.
The P90PC (Caseless, Pulse-fired) is the standard-issue weapon for Colonial Marine Vent Infiltration Specialists, nicknamed “Vent Rats”.
The M41 submachine gun was a trend-setting weapon designed by retired United States Marine Corps Colonel Jonathon LaForce in 2027. Unlike most firearms of the time, it utilized not only caseless ammunition, but an electronic ignition system instead of being hammer- or striker-fired. Although the weapon is technically a submachine gun, as the first pulse-fired weapon adopted by the US military, it is often known simply as the “pulse rifle”.
Rifles and Carbines
The M16A5P is the standard-issue rifle of the United States Colonial Marine Corps, as well as most other countries of the Nations United Interplanetary Military Force. An updated form of the famous M16 rifle, the M16A5P is most notable for using an electronic firing system rather than the M16’s traditional hammer firing mechanism.
Named for the experimental Model 656 “Special Low Profile” marksman variant of the M16A1 from the Vietnam War, the M656P is a marksman variant of the M16A5P.
The M933P is a carbine variant of the M16A5P, styled and named after the Model 933 “M4 Commando” carbine. It was adopted to fill the need for a compact version of the M16A5P for use in close-quarters combat.
The M950P is a heavy-barrel assault rifle developed from and as a compliment to the M16A5P. This was done as part of the switch to an M16-based common weapon platform which could be used for a standard-issue rifle as well as a marksman rifle and squad automatic weapon.
The M42 sniper rifle family is the USCM’s primary sniper rifle. It is used in two different variants: the bolt-action M42A and the gas-operated semiautomatic M42C. A highly unusual feature of the M42 family is the integral underslung secondary weapon, which is based on a cut-down MP5K, for the operator to use for personal defense.
The M45 and M56 Smartguns are a family of two closely-related machine guns and several subvariants of each, used by the United States Colonial Marines and a number of other countries.
The M336 targeting computer is the core of what sets the M45/M56 Smartgun family apart from all other machine guns. Mounted on the top of the barrel shroud and protected by a prominent cage of bars surrounding it, the M336 works in conjunction with the M76 combat helmet to recognize, prioritize, and aid in targeting of hostile contacts.
Additional Files Awaiting Declassification
By order of the Commanding General, US Colonial Marine Corps Command, all additional files on weapons and equipment used by the Colonial Marine Corps remain classified as Sensitive Compartmentalized Information-Top Secret, pending further review and censorship.
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SECTIONS 793 AND 794, THE TRANSMISSION OR REVELATION
OF WHICH IN ANY MANNER TO AN UNAUTHORIZED PERSON
IS PROHIBITED BY LAW.
In addition to security requirements which apply
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outside the Department of Defense must have prior
approval of Commanding General, US Colonial Marine Corps
Command, MSF Sol – Barreto Station, L-4 Earth-Lunar system.
DEPARTMENT OF THE COLONIAL MARINE CORPS
UNITED STATES COLONIAL MARINE CORPS SECURITY BOARD
COLONIAL MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON
JULY 27, 2179