The Squad Advanced Marksman Rifle (SAM-R) is a semi-automatic rifle developed by and in service with the United States Marine Corps. It gives Marines the capability to provide precision fire in support of the rifle squad, providing precision fire in support of an assault, and aid in observation and adjusting of supporting arms.
The Squad Advanced Marksman and his weapon, the Squad Advanced Marksman Rifle, was the product of extensive experimentation by the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL) of the addition of a designated marksman to a Marine squad. The concept of a designated marksman was already in use by the 4th Marine Expeditionary Brigade (Anti-Terrorism) and Marine Corps Security Force Regiment. In exercises, a Marine with a scoped rifle and additional training provided immense benefit to small units.
BCM SAM-R Upper Group Features
- 20" BCM SS410™ Barrel (HPT/MPI)
- Rifle Length Gas System
- Taper Pinned Folding Front Sight Base
- Rifle Length Handguards
- BCM BCG with fitted HPT/MPI Bolt
- Choice of Charging Handle