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March 8, 2011

Hamburger Helper

There is a new "shotgun" in town. It is now being used by US Forces in Afghanistan. It is a Bofors Carl Gustav 84mm recoilless rifle with special munitions that allow it to launch a projectile with 1,100 steel darts. It is incredibly effective. One US soldier who used it to kill 25 terrorists called it a "meat grinder."

There are few things more destructive at close range than a shotgun. To have a weapon that can deliver such a devastating blow at 100 meters is of great comfort to the troops that are using it.


Of course since it does exactly what it is supposed to do - inflict death over a wide swath of territory - it attracts the usual crowd of protestors.

My daughter is assigned to a FOB near Kandahar. I hope she gets two of these things.

19 comments:

Nickie Goomba said...

Many of the American public believe that, in war, our military mustn't "inflict death, at all. We're doomed.

Wetzy said...

I just need one for a couple of hours. I have gophers in my front lawn.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

I would like to see your Daughter get at least two ... Thank You Young Lady!

Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...

Nice piece of equipment!

I wish all in any hot zone get a minimum of two and I join odie in thanking your daughter for her service!

(p.s., I could use one myself given my proximity to Dearborn, MI let alone Detroit)

Rhod said...

Far superior to our old M79 with a buckshot round. You don't have to get so close you can smell them.

amanofwonder said...

Sounds like a right fine piece to be packin' if they want to nail the enemy enmasse.

WoFat said...

Some people don't live in real life. This would be, it seems to me, a wonderful tool.

commoncents said...

Thanks for posting this! I always enjoy coming back to your site!!

Steve
Common Cents
http://www.commoncts.blogpsot.com

The_Kid said...

Sig, I'll 2nd that.

Heck, I don't know what they're complaining about; these people do that to themselves !

fuzzys dad said...

I salute your daughter for her service. I would like one of these new weapons for a few days.

sig94 said...

Odie - she also is very fond of the Ma Deuce.

sig94 said...

Wetzy - I'm sure the Marines are also using this for varmint control.

sig94 said...

Chris - thanks. The folks in Dearborn are thinking of renaming their city West Yemen.

sig94 said...

Rhod - we were only allowed to use the M-79 for gas grenades. I would have loved to use a buckshot round on several close quarter occasions.

sig94 said...

Nickie - they won't be satified until our GI's are prancing in parades and mincing around on Memorial Day.

sig94 said...

Man - I believe it is called an area denial weapon.

Sort of like a "Go Directly To Hell, Do Not Bother To Pick Up All The Pieces."

sig94 said...

WoFat - funny thing, they have no problem when some 7th century savage hacks off someone's head or drives a big assed Buick over a 6 year old's arm to teach him a lesson.

sig94 said...

Kid - these savages are like genetically altered lab rats. Bred for destruction by their own hands or others.

sig94 said...

FuzzyD - thank you, it's gotta be a rush dropping the hammer on soemthing like that. I'd never miss a deer again.