U.S. Army MK19 a Damn Sight Better. In Theory.

“Responding to user complaints, the U.S. Army has developed and successfully tested a new rear sight for the Mk19 40mm automatic grenade launcher,” strategypage.com reports. “The Mk19 has been around for a long time, without much change.” Roger that. The U.S. Navy developed the blowback weapon for the Vietnam War to pelt the VC from swift boats and such. “The iron rear sight was designed for older ammo, which caused the sight to be inaccurate. So users were more often just ‘walking in’ exploding rounds to the target.” The new sight is more accurate, cheaper, less complex and thus easier to maintain. And now, it’s time for a new weapon! Enter the Mk47. Or not . . .

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“Responding to user complaints, the U.S. Army has developed and successfully tested a new rear sight for the Mk19 40mm automatic grenade launcher,” strategypage.com reports. “The Mk19 has been around…

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