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Picatinny engineer pursues improved hand grenade.
I'm not impressed, it's just a variation on the original theme. The baseball grenade is still a 50+year old design, along with the 100 year old fuze they should chuck the whole deal. I have been working informally on a new grenade design for several years, and it's firmly planted in the mid-21st century in terms of innovations, ease of use and effectiveness. Wish I knew who to talk to to get the ball rolling, but I'm not that worldly in terms of knowing the ins and outs of defense contracting.
I will take the first Hundred cases of Plasma Grenades, Then Mutagenetic Acid, and Last but Not least the Black Hole Grenade, or Vortex as they say in Warhammer,Either way I am in. Cannot Understand why the Militia does not have these too.
The author mentions the taping of grenade pins, to prevent accidents while dismounting from a chopper. As I recall, most accidents happened when some fool straightened the pin to make it easier to pull when needed. The grenade, as issued from the factory, required some effort to pull the pin and in my opinion was safe. Young Army and Marine troops always had an element who like to tamper with equipment. That is where most problems originated from. The problem with south-paws having to invert the grenade certainly needed to be addressed. While I welcome any innovations that make a grenade safer, it is my firm opinion that more emphasis on training would help eliminate a lot of accidents. Even in times of war, grenade training left a lot to be desired, probably because it is expensive giving each recruit live grenades to become proficient.
Maddawg308, you might consider calling the ATF for their input. You can then expect to have your door kicked in by a swat team of jack-booted thugs. Just a warning what will happen when you try to do the right thing for our troops.
HERE WE GO AGAIN....
Just another way to piss away tax money "improving" stuff that works.But hey, lets complicate it till it has a 50% fail rate, then spend 10 or 20 billion $ to "fix" it. So goes R&D at the FUMBLE FACTORY.
Oh, no worries, anonymous - it's just scribbles on paper, no actual boom-boom stuff. Every car starts off as designs on paper, but you can't drive them away, so to speak. I wish I could contribute my ideas to those who could at Picatinny Arsenal, or wherever, but I don't think it's meant to be.
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