ATF shows off SRT guns, less lethal weapons on the range (15 PICS)

The ATF gave Guns.com a look at some of its guns and gear used by the agency’s Special Response Team last Thursday at the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office range just outside of Washington, D.C. The agency uses a variety of equipment that ranges from guns to less lethal items like Taser. With five SRT teams covering the entire country, the ATF deploys them some 200 times a year.

An SRT agent shows one of the attendants how to hold and shoot the ATF issued Glock 22 .40-caliber pistol. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

An SRT agent shows one of the attendants how to hold and shoot the ATF issued Glock 22 .40-caliber pistol. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

The Glock 22 handgun issued to ATF SRT agents. The .40-caliber pistol is equipped with a SureFire light. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

The Glock 22 handgun issued to ATF SRT agents. The .40-caliber pistol is equipped with a SureFire light. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

ATF SRT agents demonstrate how to breach a door with explosives. The explosive device is essentially detonation cord sandwiched between a water bottle and an IV bag. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

ATF SRT agents demonstrate how to breach a door with explosives. The explosive device is essentially detonation cord sandwiched between a water bottle and an IV bag. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

The breach bomb is designed to do just enough damage to open the door. SRT agents practice on a variety of doors in order to understand the science and art of breaching. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

The breach bomb is designed to do just enough damage to open the door. SRT agents practice on a variety of doors in order to understand the science and art of breaching. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

Each ATF SRT agent carries a franken-gun. Their carbines are equipped with an HK416 upper capable of select-fire options and a Colt lower receiver. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

Each ATF SRT agent carries a franken-gun. Their carbines are equipped with a Heckler & K0ch 416 upper capable of select-fire options and a Colt lower receiver. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

An ATF SRT agent guiding a reporter through shooting an HK MP5 machine gun, which is actually no longer used by the team. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

An ATF SRT agent guiding a reporter through shooting an HK MP5 machine gun, which is actually no longer used by the team. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

The HK MP5 on display is chambered in 9mm and equipped with an integral suppressor and select fire options. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

The HK MP5 on display is chambered in 9mm and equipped with an integral suppressor and select fire options. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

Every law enforcement department has dogs trained for specific tasks. ATF has extremely high standards for its SRT dogs. This dog named Ace shows just how quickly he can take down a suspect. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

Every law enforcement department has dogs trained for specific tasks. ATF has extremely high standards for its SRT dogs. This dog named Ace shows just how quickly he can take down a suspect. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

After a door breaching demonstration, an SRT agent tosses a flash bang into the air. The device is supposed to startle, confuse and disorient suspects. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

After a door breaching demonstration, an SRT agent tosses a flash bang into the air. The device is supposed to startle, confuse and disorient suspects. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

The ATF SRT sniper team wearing guillie suits pointing to where they were hiding in the woods when they shot a pumpkin from 125 yards away. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

The ATF SRT sniper team wearing guillie suits pointing to where they were hiding in the woods when they shot a pumpkin from 125 yards away. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

ATF SRT snipers shoot an Armalite AR10 rifle chambered in .308. This model has an integrally suppressed barrel. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

ATF SRT snipers shoot an Armalite AR10 rifle chambered in .308. This model has an integrally suppressed barrel. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

For fun, the ATF SRT team brought out a Thompson machine gun chambered in .45. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

For fun, the ATF SRT team brought out a Thompson machine gun chambered in .45. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

The many sides of a less lethal launcher. The device shoots canisters often containing rubber bullets, but there’s a wide range of ammunition. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

The many sides of a less lethal launcher. The device shoots canisters often containing rubber bullets, but there’s a wide range of ammunition. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

The ATF SRT team also has Tasers as part of their less lethal line. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

The ATF SRT team also has Tasers as part of their less lethal line. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)