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Daudson’s bizarre 40mm launchers

Seen at The Fire Arm Blog

Earlier we covered the DS Trushot made by Pakistani arms company Daudson, based in Peshawar. In addition to firearms, the same company makes a 40mm high velocity grenade launcher as well. It comes in a standalone variant, as well as a UBGL version to be affixed to an AKM via a set of Philips screws clamping the launcher to the barrel.

The UBGL version looks awfully low on the rifle, much lower than many Russian GP30s or even an M203 when mounted to the rifle. Unfortunately the specifications don’t list the weight of the device but looking at the bulk associated with it, in addition to the statement that they are made of steel, I would imagine very heavy compared to European or American grenade launchers.

Operation consists of unlatching the breech, pushing it forward, inserted a grenade, closing it, engaging the safety lever that rotates almost 180 degrees to fire, aiming in on the quadrant sight, and firing via a trigger similar to the GP30 design. The company has stated that the launchers have been used in “Anti-terrorist operations” but I can’t find any photographs of use by the Pakistani police or military forces supporting this.

From the company:

Ideal weapon for close quarter combat against soft targets and in anti-personnel role. Extremely successful in anti-terrorist operations and low intensity conflicts. Uses NATO standard low velocity 40mm x 46mm ammunition. Can use all configurations of 40mm x 46mm (HE, HEDP, AP and TP).

Made of specified steel on state-of-the art CNC machines. Bright front bead and graduations of the aperture sight. Availability of spares is guaranteed. Available in both Fixed and Extendable Stock options.