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12/11/2010 09:27 PM ID: 86793 Permalink   

Programmable Grenade Launcher Emerges


The first programmable grenade launcher is set to enter the Afghanistan conflict. The weapon is for the use by individual soldiers.

The XM25 has the ability to fire 25mm air-bursting shells with a range approximately 2,300 ft. The program allows for ammunition to explode at a precise distance.

It is called a "game-changer" due the fact that it allows to neutralize old but highly effective techniques used by Islamic extremists.

    WebReporter: MannyisHere Show Calling Card      
ASSESS this news: BLOCK this news. Reason:
  Get used to more weapons like this.  
At the source is mentions the XM25 are 30k a pop.

[ edited by MannyisHere ]
  by: MannyisHere     12/11/2010 10:03 PM     
  Yeah. What do you want to bet  
that it breaks at the slightest sneeze. I remember when an M-16 E-1 was a "wonder weapon." Let´s bring back the M-14 and the training to properly use it.
  by: walter3ca   12/11/2010 10:06 PM     
The ones I used when I was in the army where hard as hell to use. I used the M203 that mounts under the M-16. There where some people that where good with it, but when the wind kicked up, who knew where that round was coming down at.
  by: thedrewman   12/11/2010 10:10 PM     
  Reminds me of a guy in my old unit  
He launched a 40mm round to a door. It bounced back and exploded yielding him a purple heart.

If you make your weapon idiot proof then the world just makes a better idiot.
  by: luxfestinus     12/12/2010 03:12 AM     
M14? How about we go back to the M1? Who wouldn´t want a Garand?
  by: importfanaticr34   12/12/2010 05:44 AM     
  How about...  
..we stop blowing the shit out of each other ? We´re all this one tiny rock floating in the infinitely vast emptiness of space, and we pride ourselves on developing better ways of exterminating each other ??
  by: anengineer   12/12/2010 09:40 AM     
I agree 100,000% (idgaf if that´s correct or not) with the poster above me...and I could not have put it better my damn fact...I said almost that exactly to a group of people just the other day...

who are you? 0_o are you spying on me?

oh well, if you are im glad we share the same views...
  by: sirez   12/12/2010 05:22 PM     
  My M16E1 ....  
... that I was issued at Camp Schwab had Mattel inside on the fiberglass. Give me a M14A1, baby! Used the same ammo as the M60 I think?
  by: bikermagi2   12/12/2010 05:44 PM     
  Not a bad deal  
price wise... I paid $18,750.00 + the $200.00 dollar ATF (Form 4) Tax Stamp. for a COLT M4-A1 that fires SEMI/FULL AUTO.

Gotta love technology!
  by: kristmen   12/13/2010 03:23 PM     
what the hell? dont they sell those cheaper used? i´d sooner get a new car than a gun with that kinda cashish
  by: syoware   12/13/2010 08:00 PM     
  I like.  
They best be puttin this beast in Call of Duty Black Ops ya heard me
  by: Dr.DiMiTree   12/13/2010 09:14 PM     
Yeah that was used actually.

They cost that much because the NFA registry stopped allowing the registration of new machine guns in 1986. All Post-86 full auto weapons are now limited to military, law enforcement and or dealers of such weapons.

Private people such as my self have to buy pre-86 registered machine guns and due to the fact only a limited number of them were registered, they are very vert costly.

I also own the SAME exact rifle in a semi-auto format, it only cost $1200 dollars. Your basically paying for the privilege to own a full auto machine gun as a private citizen, not so much the gun itself.

As far as the cost, I did OK with a few stocks I´d been holding onto so I cashed them in a bought myself something I always wanted, a real true assault rifle.

  by: kristmen   12/13/2010 10:53 PM     
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