Homemade grenade launcher

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

These photos are apparently of a Palestinian using some sort of homemade grenade launcher. It looks like it could be a 40mm grenade in the barrel, or maybe some type of 40mm less/non-lethal grenade like round, such as tear gas.

It appears to work by striking the firing pin (a drill bit) with a stone. I would not want to be within 200 yards of somebody firing that weapon.

Russian VOG-25 40mm Grenade. Photo from gunbroker.

UPDATE: DrStrangegun noticed that the size of the launcher is very simular to Russian GP-30 launcher. The Grenade is propelled through the vents you see in the above photo. Much like a rocket.

GP-30. From Wikipedia.

Hat Tip: MP.net

Steve Johnson
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  • Emmanuel Emmanuel on Feb 04, 2010

    he's gotta be mexican only way to explain ths pic :) mexicans kick ass

  • Rofl Rofl on Aug 22, 2011

    lol, i wonder where that drill bit is gonna go when he fires that little mistake. :D