POTD: Austrian Army Shooting Special Weapons

    Photo Of The Day is TFB’s recurring articles where we try to find the best pictures for you. Today we look at shooting with special weapons within the Austrian Army (Bundesheer). We have the 40 mm Grenade Launcher from Steyr and a pump-action shotgun. The shotgun is mainly used with non-lethal rubber shots.

    The Steyr Grenade Launcher can be equipped with various types of ammunition, including tear gas.

    STEYR GL 40

    Developed by STEYR ARMS the STEYR GL 40 is a light weight 40mm low velocity grenade launcher. Due to it’s design and various mounting options it can be used as an under barrel launcher for the STEYR AUG or various other assault rifle.

    The STEYR GL 40 is also available as a stand alone grenade launcher with an ergonomic adjustable stock.

    It is available either with a Steyr designed quick attach mount or a mount for picatinny rail (Mil. Std. 1913). Thanks to the safe and easy sideloading breech configuration all types of 40 mm grenades can be used.

    Location: Bruckneudorf military training area.

    By the looks of it, they are using the same ammunition that TFB reviewed a few years ago: Review: Fiocchi 12 Gauge Rubber Buckshot and Rubber Slugs.

    All photos by Nick Rainer.