US Army Extends Contract for MK19 Gre...

US Army Extends Contract for MK19 Grenade Machine Guns

There are 13 comments on the www.ammoland.com story from Jul 3, 2009, titled US Army Extends Contract for MK19 Grenade Machine Guns. In it, www.ammoland.com reports that:

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics , has been awarded a $10 million contract extension by U.S. Army TACOM-ARDEC for the production of MK19 grenade machine guns.

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“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

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#1 Jul 6, 2009
Too bad they aren't available for civilian consumtion..... One would be IDEAL for the 2012 DNC. Great for taking out the trash.

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#2 Jul 8, 2009
okimar wrote:
Too bad they aren't available for civilian consumtion..... One would be IDEAL for the 2012 DNC. Great for taking out the trash.
*bump

GPM

“DILLIGAF?”

Since: Aug 08

San Antonio, TX

#3 Jul 9, 2009
According to the intent of the Founders, as stated in the Federalist Papers, we should be allowed to have these weapons and any other weapons used by military units without having to jump through any hoops beyond showing up for Militia muster on the schedule set up by the Governor or his/her appointed militia commander.

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#4 Jul 10, 2009
GPM wrote:
According to the intent of the Founders, as stated in the Federalist Papers, we should be allowed to have these weapons and any other weapons used by military units without having to jump through any hoops beyond showing up for Militia muster on the schedule set up by the Governor or his/her appointed militia commander.
Affordability precludes the average citizen from aquiring many of the goodies available to the Military. Now if we were offered them at the Military's going rate..... I'd love to have a pedastal mounted M240 (GPMG) or SAW in the bed of my P/U truck.....

GPM

“DILLIGAF?”

Since: Aug 08

San Antonio, TX

#5 Jul 10, 2009
An M2 would be my "truck gun". Those .308 and .223 squirtguns are a waste of time.

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#6 Jul 10, 2009
GPM wrote:
An M2 would be my "truck gun". Those .308 and .223 squirtguns are a waste of time.
Anybody can pee on the floor... Be a hero-sh*t on the cieling.... LOL Okay,if the sky's the limit,gimme a Quad .50 mounted on a 5 ton flatbed..... I saw some in Korea back in "80 while we were there for Magex '80,a joint winter training exercise between the Marines and the ROKs.

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#7 Jul 10, 2009
GPM wrote:
An M2 would be my "truck gun". Those .308 and .223 squirtguns are a waste of time.
In Nam they used to have "gun trucks". These were 2 1/2 & 5 ton trucks up armored with plate armor welded/bolted all over and the wheel wells were covered with detatchable plate too. They had a .50 ma Deuce in a ring turret over the passenger's side and a M60 at each corner of the bed. Usually there was a crew 14-15 people. A driver,a gunner and A-gunner for each MG,a M-79 grenadier,and a couple ammo passers. They used them for convoy escorts.
Wolverine

Cumberland, MD

#8 Jul 10, 2009
okimar wrote:
Too bad they aren't available for civilian consumtion..... One would be IDEAL for the 2012 DNC. Great for taking out the trash.
They are available for civilians. You just have to have the right Fed. License. Our Dision CMDR - Gem Barry McCaffery had one. He helped in the design of them from VeitNam forward. It was designed & manufactured, originally, by Honeywell. We used them in Desert Storm. They are awesome when operated to the max. They can fire about 800 rounds a minute, if you can link the rounds fast enough.
Wolverine

Cumberland, MD

#9 Jul 10, 2009
^Division^
Wolverine

Cumberland, MD

#10 Jul 10, 2009
^VietNam^

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#11 Jul 10, 2009
Wolverine wrote:
<quoted text>They are available for civilians. You just have to have the right Fed. License. Our Dision CMDR - Gem Barry McCaffery had one. He helped in the design of them from VeitNam forward. It was designed & manufactured, originally, by Honeywell. We used them in Desert Storm. They are awesome when operated to the max. They can fire about 800 rounds a minute, if you can link the rounds fast enough.
It was in the development/prototype stage when I got out. When I first went in we had the m-79,then went to the m-203,. The concept of a belt fed 40mm launcher had been bandied about for years. Actually HAVING one was a dream come true to those of us looking for close support without displacing/moving our own howitzers(I was Arty) or calling mortars close to our lines.
Wolverine

Cumberland, MD

#12 Jul 10, 2009
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>
It was in the development/prototype stage when I got out. When I first went in we had the m-79,then went to the m-203,. The concept of a belt fed 40mm launcher had been bandied about for years. Actually HAVING one was a dream come true to those of us looking for close support without displacing/moving our own howitzers(I was Arty) or calling mortars close to our lines.
They are about 110 lbs, then what ever the tripod & T&E mechanism weigh, plus the ammo box. It takes a crew of 2-3 dismounted. It can not be fired free fire, it must be pedestal or tripod mounted with T&E mech.

“Uzi Does It”

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#13 Jul 11, 2009
I can understand why they might stick with something that worked well for 20 years, but when new technology is out that surpassess it, you'd think they would have opted for the new deal:

The XM307:

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