Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


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  • sianmink

    Looks a lot like a B&T GL06. The trigger and body are right, along with the folding stock, but the grip is smooth, and I’ve only ever seen the GL06 with finger grooves.

    • Icchan

      Maybe sanded down by the shooter if the grooves don’t fit? I have big hands, and hate finger grooves; I’ve never shaved them down but I have replaced grips when they came with them.

  • I am pretty sure from the grip and the trigger, and what looks like a forward folded grip that that is a 320 grenade launcher. I base this off the fact that im embedded with 4/9 infantry out in the horn of panjwai and none of them on our patrols attach that to their rifle. They put it in a dump pouch without the stock or sight aperture. You dont need that crap anyways.

  • Name?

    Looks like some form of HK’s grenade launcher.

  • Derrick Sylva

    H&K AG36 – slightly modified

  • jamezb

    It looks too thin for a 40mm launcher, and awfully tall on the muzzle end bottom to top. I notice the muzzle itself is out of frame, so the end of the barrel not visable, and also notice what looks to be a magazine well in front of the trigger guard, making me wonder if it could be a SMG, holstered with the magazine removed?

  • noire3

    These guys are French “Commando Marines” (Naval Special Warfare). To be accurate, the launcher on the hip is an H&K AG416 grenade launcher 40mm (not an AG36…).
    I’m positive on that one !!!

  • Frederick

    It’s a plain-jane HK AG416 / GLM without the stock. Nothing spectacular.

  • northor

    hard to tell but it looks a bit like the AG 416s we use in the norwegian army. M320 in US service I belive.

  • big daddy

    Is this a picture from combat? It could be a HK 69, the thing on top may be the folding sight which was pretty long. At first you think it might be a stock but it’s the sight. The triggers are big and go all the way into the pistol grip. The stock was removed and it might be painted or old, the color of the photo might be off too. I see video of a lot of troops not even use the sight and stock with grenade launchers just hold it up like a pistol and fire them now. It has what looks like a hole in it after the trigger guard, that’s strange. This could be a highly modified one or one that has been repaired. Or it could be a training aid that looks like one. Any way the closest thing would be a HK 69. It’s not a M320 or B&G.

    • breversa

      Quick’n’dirty translation :

      [Title]
      The mammoth : Tessalit, SF, airbornes, and CAESARs

      [First picture caption]
      The Poitou Transall has just landed. Engines reversed to the max, it stops in a few hundreds of meters

      Another sign that the time of doubt is over, La Défense broadcasts tonight some video clips showing the French troops engaged in Tessalit. It’s the longest clip regarding the Commandement des Opérations Spéciales since January 11th.

      A Transall of the 3/61th “Poitou” is shown performing an assault landing, then a Hercules also unloads its human cargo. Commandos recon the premises, maybe around the strip. No picture of the COS jump to beacon(?) the strip has been revealed. Only a lone small picture in the middle of the day showed it.
      Airborne troops of the 1er Régiment de Chasseurs Parachutistes (= 1st Airborne Rangers Regiment) are briefly seen, along with two CAESARs. The range of those guns, already used in Afghanistan, is thought to allow them to hit areas… where aircrafts are not wanted to be used, though they carried out the most of fire missions since January 11th. But artillery also has a theoretical reaction advantage. As long as the Rangers are where they are (???).

      [Second picture caption]
      The Army Staff has of course not disclosed the unit of origin of these commandos, who nonetheless sport a typical style.

  • Frederick

    I stand corrected – this may be an AG36 and not an AG416. The barrel seems a bit too long for an AG416.

  • Daemonday

    The HK AG36 has a Front Guard for the G36,
    the L17A1/A2 has a Frontguard for the britisch L85
    the AG-C or AG03 fits on Stoner Systems like a M203
    the M320 fits on RIS/RAS
    and the HK169 is an Stand alone version of the Weapon. But all Weapons are the same Launcher but with difrent convigurations.

  • It looks like there’s a magazine well immedietely in front of the trigger guard

  • Sal Palma

    Looks like they’re using M4s and you can see that it’s not an M203. Is it possible that it’s a breaching tool and not a grenade launcher?

  • Jacob Kenworthy

    Looks like some sort of H&K, probably an EGLM

  • Lance

    Sure its a GL? Looks like a AK type pistol/SBR? If it is looks like a AG-36 or Russian GP-25.

  • Deimos

    That almost looks like some ind of SBR or PDR.. There’s clearly a magwell right in front of the trigger guard.

  • breversa

    Quick’n’dirty translation :

    [Title]
    The mammoth : Tessalit, SF, airbornes, and CAESARs

    [First picture caption]
    The Poitou Transall has just landed. Engines reversed to the max, it stops in a few hundreds of meters

    Another sign that the time of doubt is over, La Défense broadcasts
    tonight some video clips showing the French troops engaged in Tessalit.
    It’s the longest clip regarding the Commandement des Opérations
    Spéciales since January 11th.

    A Transall of the 3/61th “Poitou” is shown performing an assault
    landing, then a Hercules also unloads its human cargo. Commandos recon
    the premises, maybe around the strip. No picture of the COS jump to
    beacon(?) the strip has been revealed. Only a lone small picture in the
    middle of the day showed it.
    Airborne troops of the 1er Régiment de
    Chasseurs Parachutistes (= 1st Airborne Rangers Regiment) are briefly
    seen, along with two CAESARs. The range of those guns, already used in
    Afghanistan, is thought to allow them to hit areas… where aircrafts are
    not wanted to be used, though they carried out the most of fire missions
    since January 11th. But artillery also has a theoretical reaction
    advantage. As long as the Rangers are where they are (???).

    [Second picture caption]
    The Army Staff has of course not disclosed the unit of origin of these commandos, who nonetheless sport a typical style.

  • Gidge

    Could it be a Tazer with a cammo pattern?

  • snmp

    Look like an HK M320 GLM without stock

    * http://www.hk-usa.com/military_products/m320_general.asp