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Video: A Look at the M79 Grenade Launcher

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The iconic M79 Grenade Launcher is one weapon that refuses to be sidelined.

A weapon that flings explosive projectiles still comes in handy in this day and age.

Watch as Vickers Tactical takes a closer look in the video below:

Larry Vickers got a chance to fire a weapon many of our combat veterans have used in action, the M79 “Thumper” Grenade Launcher.

This single-shot, man-portable grenade launcher is essentially an oversized, single-shot shotgun. It fires the big 40mm grenade with high accuracy thanks to its ladder-style sights.

We’d like to thank Vickers Tactical for testing out and explaining this military icon that dates all the way back to the Vietnam War. A great weapon never dies, and the M79 Grenade Launcher has proven that for decades.

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Video: A Look at the M79 Grenade Launcher