Below are replica SAW Airsoft Machine Guns. A Squad Automatic Weapon (also known as section automatic weapon or light support weapon) is a weapon used to give infantry squads or sections a portable source of automatic firepower. Weapons used in this role are typically either light machine guns or selective-fire rifles, usually fitted with a bipod and heavier barrel. SAWs usually fire the same cartridge as the assault rifles carried by other members of the unit. This reduces logistical requirements by making it necessary to supply only one type of ammunition to a unit. SAWs are light enough to be operated by one man, as opposed to heavy machine guns which fire more powerful cartridges and require a crew to operate at full effectiveness.
Many SAWs are modified assault rifles or battle rifles that may have increased ammunition capacity and heavier barrels to withstand continued fire and will almost always have a bipod.