The M249 Squad Automatic Weapon, commonly referred to as the SAW, is the light machine gun of choice for the U.S. Armed Forces. After the SAW’s initial introduction in 1984, it has seen action in every major conflict that the U.S. has been involved with since the 1989 Invasion of Panama. With its combination of portability and firepower, the M249 SAW is a popular choice in the field and at our Las Vegas gun range.
Firearms Spotlight: M249 SAW Machine Gun
The M249 SAW has many characteristics that make it the ideal addition to both the U.S. Armed Forces and our Clark County gun range. The SAW can be loaded with a 30 round magazine but is most often used with belt-fed ammunition for maximum firepower.
Movie Star Machine Gun
The SAW is not only a popular machine gun at our Las Vegas indoor gun range but also in Hollywood. Directors often choose the SAW based on the fact that it allows a single shooter to output tons of rounds. Some films that the SAW has appeared in are:
- Jarhead (2005)
- 28 Weeks Later (2007)
- G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
- Captain America: Civil War (2016)
The popularity of the M249 SAW has extended to the virtual world, as it has become a common addition to many first-person shooter games. Some of the most popular games that feature the M249 SAW as a playable firearm are:
- Counter-Strike: Source (2004)
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006)
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009)
- Battlefield 3 (2011)
If you’re coming down to our Las Vegas gun range for a bachelor party or just another day at the shooting range, come down to the Vegas Machine Gun Experience. Book one of our gun range packages and experience the M249 SAW for yourself.