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    You may not like guns. You may choose not to own one. That is your right.
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    However, if someone breaks into your home at 3AM the first two things you are going to do are:
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    I would love to know what the ammo costs for that thing!

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    Now that is cool.

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    reloading is the only option for this...
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    Anything that requires batteries in battle will fail...ask any radio operator
    Magazine <> clip - know the difference

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    Yours for only $25000, plus $200 tax stamp
    ammo ? + $200 each round (destructive device tax)

    That's just a whole lot O' money!
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    And you too can hurl extremely small and ineffective grenades that will hit things you cannot see, in an environment where positive target ID is everything.

    Bad, bad idea.

    Insurgents will be pulling splinters out of their buts and backs, though, for days afterwards.

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    The grenades are not laser guided. The laser is a range finder, and the operator can tell the round when to detonate - on impact, overhead (like if an enemy is hiding in a ditch or behind a wall), or after passing the target (like going through a window and detonating inside a room).

    Pretty cool. The Army was trying to integrate this into the next generation of carbine, but it got too complicated and expensive. So...they took the grenade launcher and made it a stand-alone weapon. Veterans from Vietnam will recognize the concept as a high-tech M79...what was old is new again.

    PS - The article claims the 25mm grenades are more effective than the current 40mm ones.
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    Talking Does it matter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIGguy229 View Post
    Anything that requires batteries in battle will fail...ask any radio operator
    LISTEN TO THIS MAN...he is correct!
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    Sure beats the heck out of the M-79.
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    Very much cool. I would have to save my lunch money way into my eternity. By then it won't matter. I will settle for a G19, that I can get hopefully. Thanks for the post though.
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    When (not if) the batteries fail the rounds go into factory preset range mode ... That is the good part ... The bad part is trying to get the enemy to let you get to that range from them, especially if the circumstances are that the range is away from cover ...
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