POTD: The M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System

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    Developed by U.S. firearm manufacturer Knight’s Armament Company the M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System (M110 SASS) is an American semi-automatic sniper rifle/designated marksman rifle that is chambered for the 7.62×51mm NATO round.

    The rifle has ambidextrous features such as a double-sided magazine release, safety selector switch, and bolt catch.

    The M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System was intended to replace the M24 Sniper Weapon System used by snipers, spotters, designated marksman, or squad advanced marksmen in the United States Army.

    The M110 SASS is now in its turn to be replaced by the lighter and more compact Heckler & Koch G28.

    The United States Marine Corps also used the M110 to replace some M39 and all Mk 11 as a complement to the M40A5.

    All photos by Thomas Alvarez, Idaho Army National Guard.

    I think the scope is a Leupold 3.5–10× variable power daytime optic.


    Harris swivel bipod

    The Sound suppressor is a muzzle mounted, detachable sound suppressor. As you can see it goes over the barrel.



    The suppressor is extremely long. It’s actually been on TFB’s POTD before. Check it our more details of the suppressor here.

    All photos above by Thomas Alvarez, Idaho Army National Guard.

    Below you can see U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Chancelor J. Kelso, a scout sniper team leader with Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 1/4, posts security during reconnaissance and surveillance training at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Dec. 12, 2018.

    Scout Snipers provide all weather, day and night, continuous and systematic observation of the battlefield for intelligence purposes, which is vital to the success of the mission. BLT 1/4 is the Ground Combat Element for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tanner D. Lambert).

    U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tanner D. Lambert.