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    Re: US deploys 'game-changer' weapon to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    so it couldn't be someone's primary weapon; that's a major issue for a weapon of this weight.



    and time-consuming.



    sort of; double-taps generally refers to two shots fired in quick succession into the same target in order to ensure a hit. there are two kinds of "double taps"; the hammer pair, and the controlled pair. for the controlled pair, you use a different sight picture for each shot; so they are close together, but each is aimed. for the hammer pair, you are using one sight picture for two shots, so only the first is aimed and the second is a derivative of the first dependent on how good you are at controlling rise. generally the controlled pair is for median distance and the hammer pair is for the short distances that you see in MOUT (urban terrain).



    we already utilize shotguns; i think the necessary adjustment would be minimal.



    if a UAV weapon doesn't work as advertised then it sucks. back to base for repair. if me and johnnie taliban round a corner and i pull first, fire, and my weapon doesn't do anything, that's a major issue for me.
    An AT-4 weighs 14 pounds and isn't anything close to being compact. It's not a primary weapon.
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    Re: US deploys 'game-changer' weapon to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    kill radius for a 40mm (what i'm familiar with) is about 50-100 meters. so let's assume that a 25 mm is about a third of that; and give it 20-30 meters. urban warfare can see you engaging the enemy from 5-10 feet. this is a weapon where you can shoot your enemy and blow yourself up.



    well, as i said, more for breaching; but for very close range (that 5-10 feet) yes. though usually the training will have taken over and you'll be firing hammer-pairs at that point anywho.



    i could see it as part of a vehicle-mounted patrol, similar to how we use the 6-shooters.


    but for this kind of money (24 bucks a round?) i'd still rather have a better caliber.
    Where do you get that from? The kill radius of a 40mm round is only 5 meters.
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