How difficult is it to become a Navy SEAL? According to Department of Defense estimates, fewer than six percent of the Navy's 40,000 annual recruits qualify to even enter the rigorous SEAL training program. Of that group, only 20-25% successfully complete the training and become members of the nine SEAL teams.
In addition to the strength and agility required to be a SEAL, all members must be weapons experts, capable of using a variety of firearms in combat situations.
While the average person does not possess the skills required to become a Navy SEAL, there are opportunities to shoot the weapons used by SEAL Teams.
Image source: Machine Guns Vegas
On a trip to Las Vegas, we encountered the SEAL Team Six Experience at a shooting range called Machine Guns Vegas.
The hour-long session includes a private instructor who walks you through a succession of weapons from a pistol to a pump-action shotgun, ending with a belt-fed, M249 SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon) -- a fully automatic machine gun.
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