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Old November 27, 2001, 01:38 AM   #1
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M-203 or Duplicate Launcher for 37mm or 40mm Non-Explosive Projectiles

Hello Everyone,

My apologies up front to the moderator if this thread is not in the proper section. I wasn't quite sure where it should go.

Just read a wonderful article in the current issue of SWAT by Leroy Thompson on the M-203 grenade launcher and its less than lethal applications in law enforcement.

Is the M-203 or a 40mm or 37mm launcher of equal or greater quality available to civilians?

Which projectiles are available for civilian consumption?

Does anyone have a good source for such items?

I'm aware of one 37mm launcher that looked like an M-203 and was pure trash quality wise. I'm not looking for that sort of thing. Only seriously high quality stuff.

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Old November 27, 2001, 03:45 PM   #2
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Pick up a copy of Shotgun news there are normally a few different 37mm launchers of varying quality.
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Old November 28, 2001, 09:54 AM   #3
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Anthony,

Good high quality 37 and 40mm launchers are available, but they are not cheap. Contact Randy Shivak (Mr. 40mm), he specializes in these weapons. Mister 40 mm

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Old December 14, 2001, 01:08 AM   #4
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Some Semi-Relevant Information

Hmm...the Heckler & Koch HK79 and the GP-30 are both 40mm underbarrel grenade launchers like the M-203, attaching to the AG-3 battle rifle and the AK-100 series assault rifles, respectively.

Standalone 40mm 'nade launchers include the M79 (that's the one Terminator uses in "Terminator II: Judgement Day) and the Heckler & Koch Hk69. Both are single-shot break-action weapons.

I don't know much about the legality of these...I suspect you'll need a license in most states.
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Old December 14, 2001, 07:47 PM   #5
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The 37mm may still be legally available along with "bird bombs" rounds.

Shotgun News is a good bet.
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Old December 18, 2001, 01:06 AM   #6
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37mm.com is another site to look at for in-depth info on the subject.
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Old December 18, 2001, 08:46 AM   #7
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less than lethal applications in law enforcement.
Bad term. "Less likely to be lethal" would be more fitting.

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Old December 18, 2001, 06:35 PM   #8
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We use Less Lethal as in less lethal then a convention bullet, but still possibly lethal.

We haven't had much luck with the 12 gauge or 37mm bean bag type rounds. Pretty much mixed results. It's a good idea always to back them up with a conventional firearm.

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