What gun was used to take out Osama Bin Laden? We have a Special Forces soldier weigh in.
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Tom Beckstrand is a former Special Forces soldier who has served in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
On Sunday night Navy SEAL Team Six took off from Afghanistan, crossed the Pakistan border and dropped in on Osama bin Laden's massive compound hideout. The SEALs engaged in a violent firefight, killing bin Laden and three of his men. After extracting the body and sweeping the house for information, they were back in the air after just 40 minutes. None of the SEALs were injured or killed during the mission.
Navy SEALs are trained in a variety of weapons and right now there is no way to tell for sure which gun was actually used to kill bin Laden. However, based on my military experiences and the details of the mission, there are three guns that stand out as the most likely candidates for the job: Colt's Mk 18, the Knight's Armament SR-25 and the standard issue M4.
Here's an in-depth look at the guns SEALs carry into close-quarters battle. In my opinion, one of these guns took out the world's most wanted man.