Small Arms

The National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 1997 (FY 97) allows for the 1033 Program to transfer excess Department of Defense property to Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) across the United States. This includes access to small arms that are loaned by the US Army TACOM LCMC through the 1033 Program to LEAs.

Small arms that have been previously issued, can be transferred at a 100% allocation rate. All future small arms request will be submitted through the FEPMIS small arms module for approval by the State Coordinator and LESO.

 All transfers will be requested via e-mail. Contact your State Coordinator for proper format. All serial numbers will be loaded automatically into FEPMIS upon shipment from Anniston Depot. Agencies will be required to receipt for small arms in LESO FEPMIS with a photo of the small arms serial number.


LESO reminds LEAs that small arms obtained through the 1033 program are on loan from the DOD and remain the property of the DOD.

Modifications can not be permanent. However, modification can be made, i.e. shorter barrel, collapsible stock, forward hand grip, sites added, etc.  LEAs are required to retain all original parts and all small arms must be restored to the original configuration upon return to U.S. Government control. 

Trading, bartering or selling of the small arms is strictly prohibited by the Memorandums of Agreement signed between your State and LESO. Any incidents of trading, bartering, selling, damage to, or theft of 1033 Program small arms will be forwarded to the DLA Office of the Inspector General (OIG).

Small Arms Forms

Small Arms

(subject to availability via in-program transfers only)


  • Caliber: 5.56 x 45mm (.223)
  • Weight: 6.30 lbs. (2.86kg) empty
  • Length: 39.00” (990mm)
  • Rate of Fire: 700-950rds/min
  • Muzzle Velocity: 3,280ft/sec (1000m/sec)


  • Caliber: 7.62x51mm NATO (.308 Win.)
  • Weight: 8.55 lbs. (3.88kg) empty
  • Length: 44.1” (112cm)
  • Rate of Fire: 700-750rds/min
  • Muzzle Velocity: 2,800ft/sec (853m/sec)


  • Caliber: .45
  • Weight: 2.4 lbs. (1.13kg)
  • Length: 8.6” (219mm)
  • Barrel: 4.9” (127mm)